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Francesca Cavallo, Ph.D.

Francesca Cavallo, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Center for High Technology Materials The University of New Mexico Dr. Cavallo leads a research program at the convergence of engineering, materials science, chemistry, physics, and biology. Her work addresses deep scientific questions while it establishes transformative solutions for energy production, healthcare, and national security. The cornerstone of Dr. Cavallo’s research work are inorganic sheets or thin slabs of …Read More

Terry H. Wu, Ph.D.

Terry H. Wu, Ph.D. Research Associate Professor Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine Center for Infectious Disease & Immunity Health Sciences The University of New Mexico Avisa Pharma, Inc. (STC Startup) Tularemia, also known as rabbit fever, is a highly debilitating and potentially fatal zoonotic disease. The natural incidence in humans is low, but it is considered a high priority for biodefense because the bacteria …Read More

Heather E. Canavan, Ph.D.

Heather E. Canavan, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering Center for Biomedical Engineering The University of New Mexico Dr. Canavan’s research areas include cell/surface interactions, bioactive polymers and biocompatibility, and the design of adaptive tools and devices for enhanced mobility.  Dr. Canavan’s lab, The Canavan Group, uses creative, diverse and interdisciplinary methods to explore both fundamental science and new research—all with the goal of creating practical, real-world …Read More

Peter C. Simons, Ph.D.

Peter C. Simons, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor Department of Pathology Health Sciences Dr. Simons  research areas include Modification of beads for flow cytometry; Small GTPases; Red fluorescent polystyrene beads from different precursor beads to measure the activiation of mulitple GTPases. PENDING U.S. PATENT APPLICATIONS (UNM-AFFILIATED) Biomarkers for Early Detection of Sepsis Activated GTPase-Based Assays and Kits for the Diagnosis of Sepsis and Other Infections ISSUED U.S. PATENTS (UNM-AFFILIATED) 7,189,519      Bead …Read More

Randall Starling, Ph.D.

Randall Starling, Ph.D. Senior Scientist 2 Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) The University of New Mexico Dr. Starling’s current research areas focus on alcohol and drug research; Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD); Prevention of drinking and drugs in adolescents; Research on HPV vaccine uptake; Mobile technology to deliver tailored information and feedback to users; and Identifying and correcting risky drinking behavior. REGISTERED U.S. TRADEMARK (UNM-AFFILIATED) 85/197,189, WAYTOSERVE®, …Read More

Aaron K. Neumann, Ph.D.

Aaron K. Neumann, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Pathology Health Sciences The University of New Mexico Dr. Neumann’s current research focuses on Cell biology and signal transduction of fungal pathogen sensing via C-type lectins in dendritic cells and macrophages; Nanostructure in the fungal call walls and innate immunoreceptors with respect to its impact on the success or failure of anti-fungal immunity; Quantitative live-cell optical microscopy techniques to investigate host-microbe interactions …Read More

Hongyou Fan, Ph.D.

Hongyou Fan, Ph.D. National Laboratory Professor, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering Center for Micro-Engineered Materials The University of New Mexico Dr. Fan’s current research focuses on the development of new synthesis methods and self-assembly processes to fabricate multifunctional nanomaterials; fundamentally understanding self-assembly mechanisms and structural evolution from the molecular to the nano- and micro-scale scale; and understanding structure-property relationships. ISSUED U. S. PATENTS (UNM-AFFILIATED) 6,471,761 Prototyping of Patterned Functional …Read More

Mark Hauswald, M.D.

Mark Hauswald, M.D. Professor Emeritus, Department of Emergency Medicine Director, Global Health Program Associate Dean Emeritus Health Sciences The University of New Mexico Telluride Medical Solutions, Inc. (STC startup) Dr. Hauswald has disclosed five inventions, received four UNM-affiliated issued U. S. patents, has one pending patent application, and has a license agreement with startup Telluride Medical Solutions, Inc. for his patient-controlled analgesia device. Many medications need to be titrated to effect. For …Read More

Edl Schamiloglu, Ph.D.

Edl Schamiloglu, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Associate Dean for Research, School of Engineering The University of New Mexico Dr. Schamiloglu has disclosed six inventions, received four UNM-affiliated issued U.S. patents, and has one pending patent application for his magnetron technologies. Magnetrons are devices that generate microwaves using crossed electric and magnetic fields to produce high-power output required, for instance, in radar equipment.  Cathode performance plays …Read More

Richard C. Harvey, Ph.D.

Richard C. Harvey, Ph.D. Research Professor, Department of Pathology Health Sciences The University of New Mexico Dr. Harvey has disclosed three inventions, received one UNM-affiliated issued U. S. patent, and has one pending patent application for his leukemia technologies. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common type of cancer in children. High-risk B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) patients are fewer in number and have not been well studied. In the …Read More