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Program Directors/Principal Investigators

Mary OConnell

Mary O'Connell, Ph.D.
Regents Professor
Plant & Environmental Sciences
Email: moconnel at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-5172
(http://molbio.nmsu.edu)

Graciela Unguez

Graciela Unguez, Ph.D.
Professor
Biology
Email: gunguez at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-7963 (https://wordpress.nmsu.edu/gunguez/)

U54-2 Project and Core Leaders (2013-2018)

Amanda Ashley

Amanda Ashley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Email: ashleyak at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-2084
(https://ashleylab.nmsu.edu)

Ryan Ashley

Ryan Ashley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Animal and Range Sciences
Email: ryashley at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-4135
(http://ryashley.nmsu.edu)

Jessica Houston

Jessica Houston, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
Email: jph at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-5563
(https://dept-wp.nmsu.edu/flowcytometry/)

Kevin Lombard

Kevin Lombard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Plant & Environmental Sciences
Email: klombard at nmsu.edu
Phone: (505) 960-7757

Rebecca Palacios

Rebecca Palacios, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Public Health Sciences
Email: rpalacio at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-4309

Michele Shuster

Michele Shuster, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biology
Email: mshuster at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-3916

Paul Tian

Paul Tian, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mathematical Sciences
Email: jtian at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-2323
(http://www.math.nmsu.edu/~jtian)

U54-1 Project Leaders (2007-2012)

Jennifer Curtiss

Jennifer Curtiss, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biology
Email: curtij01 at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-5611
(https://bio.nmsu.edu/construction/)

Juan Del Valle

Juan Del Valle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida
Email: delvalle@usf.edu
Phone: (575) 813/974-7306
(http://http://delvallelab.weebly.com)

Jessica Houston

Jessica Houston, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
Email: jph at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-5563
(https://dept-wp.nmsu.edu/flowcytometry/)

Kevin Houston

Kevin Houston, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Email: khouston at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-3918
(https://khouston.nmsu.edu/research/)

Kevin Lombard

Kevin Lombard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Plant & Environmental Sciences
Email: klombard at nmsu.edu
Phone: (505) 960-7757

Barbara Lyons

Barbara Lyons Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Email: blyons at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-6702

Aaron Rowland

Aaron Rowland, Ph.D.
Regulatory Scientist
J. R. Simplot Company Boise, United States

Michele Shuster

Michele Shuster, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biology
Email: mshuster at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-3916

Joe Song

Joe Song, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Computer Science
Email: joemsong at cs.nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-4299
(https://www.cs.nmsu.edu/~joemsong/)

April Ulery

April Ulery, Ph.D.
Professor
Plant & Environmental Sciences
Email: aulery at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-2219
(http://molbio.nmsu.edu)

Wayne Van Voorhies

Wayne van Voorhies, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Molecular Biology
Email: wvanvoor at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-8610

Hugo Vilchis

Hugo Vilchis, Ph.D.
Director, Burrell Health Policy Research Institute
Plant & Environmental Sciences
Email: hvilchis@bcomnm.org
Phone: (575) 674-1701

U54 Program Staff

Helena (Lené) Loest

Helena (Lené) Löest
Sr. Program Manager
Plant & Environmental Sciences
Email: hloest at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-5104

Karoline Sondgeroth

Karoline Sondgeroth
Cancer Health Educator-National Outreach Network (NON)
Public Health Sciences
Email: ksondg at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-5065

U56 - Minority Institution/Cancer Center Partnership (MICCP) 2002-2007

Ann Bock

Ann Bock, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Family and Consumer Sciences

Jennifer Curtiss

Jennifer Curtiss, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biology
Email: curtij01 at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-5611
(https://bio.nmsu.edu/construction/)

Colleen Jonnson

Colleen Jonnson, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Regional Biocontainment Laboratory,
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Email: cjonsson@uthsc.edu
Phone: (901) 448-1870

Barbara Lyons

Barbara Lyons Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Email: blyons at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-6702

Marilyn Pase

Marilyn Pase
Professor Emeritus
Nursing

Charles (Brad) Shuster

Charles Brad Shuster , Ph.D.
Professor
Biology
Email: cshuster at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-1325

Michele Shuster

Michele Shuster, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biology
Email: mshuster at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-3916

Graciela Unguez

Graciela Unguez, Ph.D.
Professor
Biology
Email: gunguez at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-7963
(https://wordpress.nmsu.edu/gunguez/)

Wayne Van Voorhies

Wayne van Voorhies, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Molecular Biology
Email: wvanvoor at nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-8610

Former Program Staff

Eugena Armijillo

Eugena Armijillo
Community Health Educator

Janet Sanchez

Janet Sanchez
Cancer Health Educator-National Outreach Network (NON)