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Erin D. Milligan, Ph.D.

Erin D. Milligan, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Neurosciences Health Sciences The University of New Mexico Dr. Milligan has disclosed four inventions, received two UNM-affiliated issued U. S. patents, and has three pending patent applications for her neuropathic pain technologies. Existing pain treatments primarily target neurons and reduce pain by only ~25-40% in less than half of the 15 million patients suffering from chronic neuropathic pain in the U.S., underscoring …Read More

David T. Hanson, Ph.D.

David T. Hanson, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Biology The University of New Mexico Dr.  Hanson has disclosed four inventions, and has a pending patent application for his microorganism encapsulation technology. Nature has countless examples of symbiotic organisms and even microorganism communities where the function of the whole outperforms the sum of the parts.  Cell encapsulation or immobilization is a way to achieve these performance gains by design. Encapsulation matrices are …Read More

Edgar C. Boedeker, M.D.

Edgar C. Boedeker, M.D. Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Health Sciences The University of New Mexico Dr.  Boedeker has disclosed three inventions, received two UNM-affiliated issued U. S. patents, and has one pending patent application for his living vaccine vector technologies. Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) is the leading cause of traveler’s diarrhea in high-risk areas of the world, as well as a major cause of …Read More

Christos Christodoulou, Ph.D.

Christos Christodoulou, Ph.D. Jim and Ellen King Dean of Engineering and Computing, School of Engineering Distinguished Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering The University of New Mexico Dr.  Christodoulou has disclosed 12 inventions, received four UNM-affiliated issued U. S. patents, and has three pending patent applications for his reconfigurable antenna and energy harvesting technologies.   Dr. Christodoulou has also helped Bluecom Systems, an Albuquerque startup develop multi-band, multi-mode radios. Reconfigurable …Read More

Alan E. Tomkinson, Ph.D.

Alan E. Tomkinson, Ph.D. Associate Director for Basic Research, UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center Professor and Vice Chief, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Molecular Medicine Health Sciences Center The University of New Mexico Dr. Tomkinson has disclosed three inventions to STC, received three UNM-affiliated issued U. S. patents, and has three pending U. S. patent applications for his DNA repair inhibitor technologies for the treatment of cancer. There is growing …Read More

Scott S. Sibbett, Ph.D.

Scott S. Sibbett, Ph.D. Research Professor, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering Associate Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering The University of New Mexico Pressure Analysis Company (PAC) (STC start-up) Dr.  Sibbett has disclosed 10 inventions to STC, received four UNM-affiliated issued U. S. patents, has three pending U. S. patent applications, and has an option to license agreement with start-up Pressure Analysis Company for his pressure sensing technology. Since the …Read More

Ivy Foo-Hurwitz, Ph.D.

Ivy Foo-Hurwitz, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Center for Global Health Health Sciences Center The University of New Mexico Dr. Foo-Hurwitz has disclosed four inventions to STC and has four pending U. S. patent applications for her paratransgenic delivery-system technologies to control infectious diseases. Control of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito vector of the dengue virus, Chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika virus, has posed …Read More

Ganesh Balakrishnan, Ph.D.

Ganesh Balakrishnan, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering The University of New Mexico Dr. Balakrishnan has disclosed 15 inventions to STC, received five UNM-affiliated issued U. S. patents and has four pending U. S. patent applications for his semiconductor, reconfigurable antenna, and solar cell technologies. Dr. Balakrishnan’s primary research focus for the past decade has been the growth and characterization of highly mismatched III-Sb compound …Read More

Debra A. MacKenzie, Ph.D.

Debra A. MacKenzie, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Health Sciences Center The University of New Mexico Dr. MacKenzie has disclosed two inventions to STC and received two UNM-affiliated issued U. S. patents for her cancer treatment technologies. Dr. MacKenzie’s cancer technologies are methods and compounds that induce the autophagic process (cell degradation and recycling) in cancer cells.  The screening assay she developed using high-throughput flow cytometry, has …Read More

Darko Stefanovic, Ph.D.

Darko Stefanovic, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science The University of New Mexico Dr.  Stefanovic has disclosed seven inventions to STC, received two UNM-affiliated issued U. S. patent, and has two pending U. S. patent applications for his molecular computing technologies. Molecular computing is still in development and was not even in existence until just a decade or so ago. The key to molecular computing is DNA, which …Read More