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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

Cristian G. Bologa, Ph.D.

Cristian G. Bologa, Ph.D. Research Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Translational Informatics Health Sciences Center The University of New Mexico Dr. Bologa has disclosed seven inventions to STC, received two UNM-affiliated issued U. S. patents, has one pending U. S. patent application, and a license agreement with Sandia Biotech, Inc. for his estrogen receptor technologies. Dr. Bologa’s estrogen receptor technology is a class of compounds that specifically bind …Read More

Daniel F. Feezell, Ph.D.

Daniel F. Feezell, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering The University of New Mexico Dr. Feezell has disclosed four inventions to STC, received three UNM-affiliated issued U. S. patents, and has three pending U. S. patent applications for his semiconductor and LED technologies. Present research efforts in nanoscale FETs (field effect transistors) technologies are focusing on alternative methods of increasing current control (specifically decreasing current leakage), device …Read More

Natalie L. Adolphi, Ph.D.

Natalie L. Adolphi, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Research Director, Center for Forensic Imaging Health Sciences Center The University of New Mexico Dr.  Adophi has disclosed three inventions to STC, received one UNM-affiliated issued U. S. patent, and has one pending U. S. patent application for her viscosity measurement technology. Dr. Adolphi’s technology for measuring viscosity in a fluid (a fluid’s internal resistance to flow) uses …Read More

Mohamed S. El-Genk, Ph.D.

Mohamed S. El-Genk, Ph.D. Regents’ Professor, Departments of Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Chemical & Biological Engineering Founding Director, Institute of Space and Nuclear Power Studies The University of New Mexico Dr. El-Genk has disclosed 11 inventions to STC, received three UNM-affiliated issued U. S. patents, and has four pending U. S. patent applications for his nuclear power and reactor technologies. The generation-IV, helium-cooled, very high-temperature reactor (VHTR) concept is …Read More

Todd A. Thompson, Ph.D.

Todd A. Thompson, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Health Sciences Center The University of New Mexico Dr. Thompson has disclosed three inventions to STC and received two UNM-affiliated issued U. S. patents for his cancer treatment technologies. Cancer treatment technologies developed by Dr. Thompson include methods and compounds that modulate autophagy (i.e., recycling of cellular components) in cancer cells.  The screening assay he developed, using high-throughput flow cytometry, …Read More

Wolfgang G. Rudolph, Ph.D.

Wolfgang G. Rudolph, Ph.D. Regents’ Professor and Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy The University of New Mexico Dr.  Rudolph has disclosed 9 inventions to STC, received three UNM-affiliated issued U. S. patents, and has one pending U. S. patent application for his  microscopy and laser technologies. His gas-filled laser technology is the first optically pumped gas laser (OPGL) on population inversion in a hollow core photonic crystal fiber (HC-PCF). …Read More