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MOLB Location

Chemistry & Biochemistry Building
MOLB Location

MOLB Research Laboratory Bench

Workspace
MOLB Research Laboratory Bench

MOLB Research Lab

Laboratory Location
MOLB Research Lab

ABI Prism 7700

Equipment in the MOLB Lab
ABI Prism 7700

ABI 3130xL Genetic Analyzer

Looking inside the equipment in the MOLB Lab
ABI 3130xL Genetic Analyzer

ABI 3130xL Genetic Analyzer

Equipment in the MOLB Lab
ABI 3130xL Genetic Analyzer

Computer Lab White Board

White board with equation at the front of the computer lab
Computer Lab White Board

DNA Models

Large plastic models of DNA strands
DNA Models

Computer Lab

Student workspace
Computer Lab

MOLB Faculty Research Interests

Faculty Member

Department

Research

 

 

 

Ashley, Amanda

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Replication of genetic information, a fundamental biological process common to all living organisms, and maintenance of its integrity.

 

 

 

Ashley,
Ryan

Animal & Range Sciences

Two focus areas: progesterone¹s actions mediated by membrane receptors, and chemokines¹ effects in early pregnancy and breast cancer.

 

 

 

Cowley, 
David E.

Fish & Wildlife Sciences

Improve conservation and management of aquatic resources in the American Southwest including topics in limnology, fisheries management, and conservation genetics.

 

 

 

Creamer, Rebecca

Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Sciences

Plant-associated microbe interactions

 

 

 

Curtiss, Jennifer

Biology

Cell and developmental biology

 

 

 

Hanley,
Kathryn

Biology

Emergence and control of RNA viruses

 

 

 

Hansen,
Immo A.

Biology & Institute of Applied Biosciences

Molecular biology and physiology of mosquitoes

 

 

 

Hanson,
Steve

Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Sciences

Virology, plant pathogen resistance, biotechnology

 

 

 

Houston, Jessica

Chemical Engineering

Biomedical engineering and biophotonic technologies.

 

 

 

Houston,
Kevin

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Hormonal carcinogenesis

 

 

 

Indriolo, Emily

Biology

Pollen-pistil interactions in the mustard family of plants (Brassicaceae).

 

 

 

Lodato, Patricia

Bioogy

Understanding the post-transcriptional mechanisms regulating the assembly of the T3SS and Shiga toxin production.

 

 

 

Lopez-Martinez, Giancarlo

Biology

Short and long-term effects that single and repeated bouts of environmental stress can have on animals.

 

 

 

Lusetti,
Shelley

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Mechanism of recombinational DNA repair and chromosomal maintenance

 

 

 

Lyons,
Barbara

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Determining three-dimensional structures of small proteins in solution by multidimensional multinuclear nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.

 

 

 

Mera, Paola E.

Biochemistry/Toxicology

Identify unique species-specific genetic modules that control cell proliferation in pathogenic bacteria in order to uncover novel targets for new antibiotics.

 

 

 

Milligan,
Brook

Biology

Population genetics, conservation biology, molecular sequence evolution, population demography, statistical modeling, scientific software engineering.

 

 

 

Nishiguchi, Michele

Biology

Molecular and ecological basis of speciation

 

 

 

Pietrasiak, Nicole

Plant & Environmental Services

TBA

 

 

 

Randall, Jennifer

Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science (EPPWS)

 

 

 

 

Ray,
Ian M.

Plant & Environmental Services

Alfalfa genetics, transgene expression, marker-assisted selection.

 

 

 

Sengupta-Gopalan, Champa

Plant & Environmental Services

Nitrogen-fixation, plant-bacterial interactions.

 

 

 

Serrano,
Elba

Biology & RISE Program, Affiliate Prof. of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Neuroscience / biophysics / nanoscience

 

 

 

Shuster, Charles Brad

Biology

Regulation of the actin and microtubule cytoskeletons.

 

 

 

Smith,
Geoffrey B.

Biology

 

Environmental gene probes, microbial biodegradation

 

 

 

Summers, Adam

 

Animal Range and Sciences

Identification of strategic supplementation time points and nutrients during gestation to improve progeny growth, development and reproduction

 

 

 

Van Voorhies, Wayne

Molecular Biology Program

Measuring metabolic rates and gas exchange in a variety of organisms including algae. Design and development of metabolic assay systems and chemostats for growing algae.

Algae Cultivation Testbed

 

   

 

 

 

Xu,
Jiannong

Biology

Metagenomics of mosquito gut microbiome.

Algae and biofuel.

 

 

 

Yukl,
Erik

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Transition metals such as iron, copper, manganese and zinc serve essential functions in biology and are required for such fundamental processes as respiration, photosynthesis and DNA synthesis among others.  My lab is interested in the mechanisms by which bacteria acquire these metals from the environment, and how certain metalloproteins are used as sensors of environmental conditions.

 

 

 

Zhang,
Jinfa

Plant & Environmental Services

Cotton breeding, genetics and genomics.

 

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MOLB Contact Information

Physical Address
Molecular Biology Program
Chemistry & Biochemistry Bldg.
Room 362
New Mexico State University
1175 N Horseshoe St
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Mailing Address:
Molecular Biology Program
New Mexico State University
MSC 3MLS P O Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001