Phone: 505-277-2263
Fax: 505-277-1819

Physical Address

Room 2057
Centennial Engineering Center
Building # 112 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

01 1141
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering

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Postdoc, Chemistry, University of Chicago, 2004-2008

PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2004

MS, Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2001

BS, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1999


Our research focuses on the structural dynamics and interactions of proteins. Particularly, we study the misfolding and aggregation of amyloid proteins that cause neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.  Our goals are to understand the disease process and to develop therapeutic strategies for manipulating protein aggregation, arresting protein aggregate toxicity, and detecting protein aggregates in vivo. Our lab is involved in both fundamental and applied research, utilizing both experimental and computational tools, and is highly multi-disciplinary and collaborative, working at the interface of molecular biology, biophysics, and chemical engineering. 

Teaching Interests

  • Thermodynamics
  • Transport
  • Analytical Methods
  • Protein Engineering

Research Interests

  • Protein misfolding and aggregation in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases
  • Dynamics and molecular interactions of proteins, polymers, and lipid membrane
  • Biomarker development for neurodegenerative diseases
  • Protein stabilization strategies

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