DR. STEVEN BUELOW
Chief Executive Officer,
New Mexico Consortium
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.
DR. ALINA DESHPANDE
B Division, Biosecurity and Public Health
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Dr. Alina Deshpande received her MS (1995) and PhD in Biomedical Sciences (2003) from the University of New Mexico, while working in the Bioscience Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). She has a BS in Microbiology from the University of Pune, India. Her doctoral research focused on genetic susceptibility of women in New Mexico to cervical cancer. She received a LANL director’s funded post-doctoral fellowship in 2004 to pursue research on host-pathogen interactions of intracellular pathogens within the National Flow Cytometry Resource (NFCR).
Alina has been a technical staff member at LANL since 2005 and has worked on projects including risk analysis for natural or intentional outbreaks of agricultural diseases, evaluation of mixed architecture systems for foreign animal disease surveillance and evaluation of technologies for non-destructive evaluation of chem, bio, and radioactive threat agents. She has also led projects on the development of multiplexed assays for human, animal and plant pathogen detection and characterization as well as human forensics, and currently runs the biological agent testing laboratory (BATL). Since 2010 Alina has also been a team leader for DTRA funded projects on the evaluation of traditional and non-traditional data streams for integrated global disease surveillance and development of decision support tools for enhancing situational awareness in infectious disease surveillance. Alina has been the group leader of the Biosecurity and Public Health group in the Bioscience Division since 2016.
DR. SRINIVAS IYER
Bioscience Division Leader,
B-11, Bioenergy & Biome Sciences, Los Alamos National Laboratory
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.
DR. ANDY SHREVE
Center for Biomedical Engineering, Professor, University of New Mexico
Andy Shreve is a professor at the University of New Mexico and the Director of the Center for Biomedical Engineering. Andy has a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Cornell University. Following postdoctoral training, he worked at LANL for 18 years and served in various scientific and technical leadership positions, most recently within the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), a Department of Energy (DOE) Nanoscience Research Center
His research interests include development and applications of thin-film nanostructured self-assembled materials and biomimetic membrane architectures, self-assembled materials, bio-inspired materials, materials for alternative energy applications, biosensor technology, spectroscopic studies of protein structure and dynamics, applications of spectroscopic techniques to the study of electron and energy transfer processes, theory of electron and energy transfer, experimental and theoretical development of spectroscopies.