LEADERSHIP Plant Biology

LEADERSHIP Plant Biology

Steve Buelow NMC Management - New Mexico Consortium


New Mexico Consortium
(505) 412.4186

Dr. Buelow is responsible for the leadership, management, and strategic direction of the organization. Before joining the New Mexico Consortium in 2012 as the Director of Laboratory Research, Dr. Buelow held research and management positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). As Leader of the Energy Security Center, he worked with LANL line and program organizations to coordinate the development of LANL’s Energy Security Mission.

Dr. Buelow has degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and in Physics and Chemical Physics from Harvard University. While at LANL, he initiated and led research projects in a wide range of technical areas including hydrothermal chemistry, high-resolution spectroscopy, and the measurement of ultra-fast dynamical processes. At LANL Dr. Buelow worked with more than seventy students and nearly two-dozen post-doctoral students and was recognized for excellence as a mentor.

Iyer Srinivas of New Mexico Consortium


Bioscience Division Leader, B-11, Bioenergy & Biome Sciences, Los Alamos National Laboratory
(505) 500.2590

Srinivas Iyer is the Division Leader of the Bioscience (B) Division of LANL. B division has a broad research portfolio that spans areas from genome sciences, pathogen biology and algal biology to biophysical chemistry and environmental microbiology.

Srinivas obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Houston, TX and completed postdoctoral training at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and at LANL prior to his hire as a staff scientist at LANL.




Group Leader, Scientist
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Ryszard Michalczyk is the Group Leader of B-11, Bioenergy and Biome Sciences Group in the Bioscience Division at LANL. The Group houses all of algal research programs in Bioscience Division. He is an expert in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) methods and has participated in and led multiple projects utilizing this methodology for identification and attribution of chemical threat agents and biological toxins, determination of three-dimensional structures of peptides, proteins, nucleic acids and polymers, as well as characterization of the dynamics of macromolecules. He has also worked on projects involving chemical synthesis of biologically relevant small molecules and peptides, particularly involving site-specific labeling with stable isotopes (13C, 15N, 2H), for studies using NMR and Mass Spectrometry.

Ryszard received MSc in Chemistry from University of Wroclaw, Poland in 1986 and PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in 1997 from Wesleyan University. He started working at LANL in 1997 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with NIH Stable Isotope resource.