Janet M. Oliver
Janet Oliver, PhD, is Regents' Professor Emerita and former Harvey Chair of Pathology in the UNM Department of Pathology. From 1988 to 2012, she was Associate Director for Research at the UNM Cancer Center. From 2002–2012, she served as PI and founding Director of the New Mexico Spatiotemporal Modeling Center. As another example of her outstanding leadership, she has served as PI and Director of the New Mexico Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center (cntc.unm.edu) since 2009. Over her 40 year-long academic career, Dr. Oliver has been recognized for integrating novel imaging technologies with biochemistry and cell physiology to analyze membrane dynamics and cell signaling pathways in immune and cancer cells. The STMC acknowledges her huge role in our success and her strong commitment to building the systems biology community in the region.
Stanly Steinberg, PhD, is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Mathematics. An applied mathematician, Steinberg's former role in the STMC was as Director for the Image Analysis Core. He was instrumental in developing spatial statistic tools for particle distributions in 2D, particularly for EM images of gold-labeled membrane proteins. These valuable techniques are now being applied to analysis of SuperResolution images using SUPERCLUSTER. He also was a key leader in providing STMC trainees with the mathematical, statistical and computations tools needed to conduct complex biomedical systems research. In addition to his long track record using numerical and symbolic computing techniques for solving partial differential equations, Steinberg and collaborators published key papers modeling anomalous diffusion of receptors in membranes.
Byron Goldstein, PhD, has been a key scientist at the Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory since 1995. A recipient of a prestigious NIH Merit award (2003-2013), Goldstein is an AAA Fellow and has been recognized by the NM Commission of Higher Education as an New Mexico Eminent Scholar. Goldstein's research interests are in the dynamics of cell surface receptors and mediation of cell signaling. He is known for innovative modeling approaches to account for details models of cell-signaling cascades. Goldstein continues to contribute to modeling initiatives at LANL and STMC.
Chang-Shung Tung, PhD, recently retired as a long-term member and leader in the Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory; he maintains LANL association as a guest scientist. His research interests include structural modeling/study of macromolecular complexes using computational methods including conformational energy calculations, molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo simulations, and other computational techniques developed in-house. Tung continues to collaborate with STMC members, particularly on molecular docking problems for FceRI and other receptors.