|Present||Williams Professor, Physics and Astronomy, Trinity University ‐ Department of Physics and Astronomy|
Honors and Awards
- Advisory Board Member of Freeman Co. and Saplings Co. , 2013
- Appointed Williams Endowed Chair in Interdisciplinary Physics by Trinity University, 2011
- Faculty Advisory Panel in the Office of Vice President for Research at Texas Tech, 2009
- Research Development Advisory Panel in the Office of Vice President for Research at Texas Tech, 2008
- SPIE-Fluorescence Detection IV Key-note speaker, 1996
- NIH-NCI 5-year R21 First Independent Research Support and Transition (FIRST) Award for research in studying the molecular mechanisms of heat inactivation of Calcium Transport Membrane Proteins particularly the protective role of membrane cholesterol, 1989
- American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship (PI) for research in studying the in-vivo aggregation kinetics of human complement C5b-8 membrane complex on cell membranes, 1984
- General Physics 1 & II
- Introductory and Intermediate Physics Lab
- Quantum Physics I
Calorimetric Behavior of Phosphatidylcholine/Phosphatidylethanolamine Bilayers is Compatible with the ...
Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2012)
Differential scanning calorimetry was used to study the phase behavior of binary lipid bilayers consisting of phosphatidylcholine (PC) and phosphatidylethanolamine ...
Acyl-Chain Mismatch Driven Superlattice Arrangements in DPPC/DLPC/Cholesterol Bilayers
Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2010)
Fluorescence and infrared spectroscopy and cholesterol oxidase activity were employed to investigate the effect of phosphatidylcholine (PC) acyl chain length ...
Luminescence Decay Dynamics and Trace Biomaterials Detection Potential of Surface-Functionalized ...
Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2008)
We have studied the luminescence decay and trace biomaterials detection potential of two surface-functionalized nanoparticles, poly(ethylene glycol) bis(carboxymethyl) ether-coated LaF3:Ce,Tb ...
Exploration of Functionalized CdTe Nanoparticles for Latent Fingerprint Detection
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2008)
The potential of using water-soluble photoluminescent nanoparticles of different sizes for latent fingerprint detection has been explored. In this pilot ...
Assess the Nature of Cholesterol-Lipid Interactions through the Chemical Potential ...
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2007)
Cholesterol plays a vital role in determining the physiochemical properties of cell membranes. However, the detailed nature of cholesterol-lipid interactions ...
Cholesterol Supports Headgroup Superlattice Domain Formation in Fluid Phospholipid/Cholesterol ...
Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2006)
Fluorescence and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopic techniques were used to explore the effect of added cholesterol on the composition-dependent ...
Cell Detachment Model for an Antibody-Based Microfluidic Cancer Screening System
Cell Detachment Model for an Antibody-Based Microfluidic Cancer Screening System (2006)
We consider cells bound to the floor of a microfluidic channel and present a model of their flow-induced detachment. We ...
Lateral Distribution of Cholesterol in Dioleoylphosphatidylcholine Lipid Bilayers: Cholesterol-Phospholipid Interactions ...
Biophysical Journal (2004)
Lateral organization of cholesterol in dioleoyl-phosphatidylcholine (DOPC) lipid bilayers at high cholesterol concentration (>45 mol%) was investigated using steady-state fluorescence ...
Regulation of Calcium Channel Activity by Lipid Domain Formation in ...
Biophysical Journal (2003)
The sarcoplasmic reticulum channel (ryanodine receptor) from cardiac myocytes was reconstituted into planar lipid bilayers consisting of 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-phosphatidylethanolamine (POPE) and ...