Follow Dr. Houston’s blog about her Fulbright experience in Saitama, Japan!
Jesse Sambrano successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on July 2, 2018. Congratulations, Jesse!
Jianzhi Li successfully defended his M.S. thesis on June 29, 2018. Congratulations, Jianzhi!
Faisal Alturkistany was awarded his Ph.D. degree in molecular biology in May 2018!
Kapil Nichani was awarded his M.S. degree in chemical engineering in May 2018!
Dr. Houston was awarded a Faculty Fulbright Fellowship to travel to Tokyo, Japan.
- She will be in Japan from July 15, 2018 through January 15, 2019.
CHME Graduate student, Jesse Sambrano awarded F31 Ruth Kirschstein NIH grant!
- Visit the NMSU News center article for information about this award
Wenyan Li successfully defended his dissertation on September 8, 2016!
CHME Grad students Zhihua Yang and Kaylin Beeman received their M.S. degree (May and Summer 2016)
- Visit the Las Cruces Sun News link for information about this collaborative research project
- Visit the Wiley Online Library to read about this recognition and view the manuscript. Dr. Houston received the plaque in Glasgow, Scotland at CYTO 2015 (see the photograph, right, with Dr. J. Nolan ISAC Past President, and Dr. A. Tarnok EIC of Cytometry Part A)
Ruofan Cao received a Ph.D. degree on May 15, 2015.
- Dr. Houston was recently recognized for a ‘Meritorious Poster Presentation’ at the July 2014 Workshop for Investigators of Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (PACHE) at the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute.
- During the Fall 2014 Convocation, Dr. Houston will be recognized as a recipient of this university-wide honor owing to her research accomplishments.
Dr. Houston elected to the Council of the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC)
- Elections by ISAC members completed in April of 2014, and Dr. Houston was named a new member to the council.
- Dr. Houston was selected, with three other International Scholars to join the cohort of emerging scientists performing high-impact research in flow cytometry.
- In April, 2014 Wenyan Li was a selected recipient of the “Sentinel for Safety” Award bestowed by the NMSU Department of Chemical Engineering.
- In April of 2012 Dr. Jessica P. Houston was awarded an NSF CAREER award under the NSF BIO directorate and the Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI). Her award will begin April 1, 2012, and addresses instrumentation development for biological research and specifically her laboratory’s work on fluorescence lifetime flow cytometry. She will also work with K-8 groups and develop new integrated science curricula for students based on her flow cytometry research. Follow the link to the award announcement.
- On Monday, January 22, 2012, an article on Dr. Houston was published in the Las Cruces Sun News. Written by Linda Fresques, Dr. Jessica Houston’s research and her story about how she developed a career in science was covered in the ‘Eye on Research’ column. Follow the link to search for the article (must subscribe to the LC Sun News).
- The Houston lab got together with Dr. Kevin Houston’s lab group on Sat. Sept 17th, 2012. Left: a picture from the fiesta!
- In May of 2011, Dr. Amanda K. Ashley (PI) of the Center for Animal Health, Food Safety, and Bio Security, Ryan L. Ashley (Co-PI) of Animal and Range Sciences, and Dr. Houston (Co-PI) were awarded internal NMSU funds through an Interdisciplinary Research Grant Award by the Office of the Vice president for Research . The grant is for 1 year and is intended to seed a project that uses flow cytometry in a breast cancer application/study.
- On Thursday, May 5th Dr. Houston was awarded the 2011 “Outstanding Junior Faculty Award” by the NMSU Hispanic Faculty/Staff Caucus. Visit http://www.nmsu.edu/hispanic-caucus/index.html for more information about the HFSC.
- Right: Dr. Houston poses with Dr. Christina Chavez Kelley, former Asst. VP for Student Diversity & Outreach, and Dr. Spencer Herrera, former Chair of the Hispanic Faculty & Staff Caucus.
- On Monday, April 25th Dr. Houston’s research achievements were highlighted as part of the “NMSU Millionare Researchers” for the 2010 fiscal year. Follow the link to the NMSU website for the news release.
- Below, Dr. Houston poses with former NMSU President Dr. Barbara Couture.
- In the Monday, April 25, 2011 edition of the Las Cruces Sun News, Dr. Jessica Houston’s research was covered in the ‘Eye on Research’ column. Follow the link to search for the article (must be a LC Sun News subscriber).
- On January 15, 2011, Dr. Jessica Houston and Dr. Kevin Houston of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry were awarded internal NMSU funds through an Interdisciplinary Research Grant Award by the Office of the Vice President for Research. The grant is for 1 year and is intended to seed a project aimed at developing applications for time-resolved flow cytometry.
- On Sept 1, 2010, Dr. Jessica Houston and Dr. Roger Brent of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center were awarded a Piolt-Project Award for their proposal to the NMSU-FHCRC Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research Project (NIH NCI). This work is aimed at leveraging time-resolved flow cytometry for quantification of cell signalling in yeast.
- In the August 2010 Issue of the VP for Research Newsletter, Dr. Jessica Perea-Houston was interviewed and described her group’s efforts towards research on fluorescence lifetime measurements for flow cytometry. Also graduate student, Patrick Jenkins, was featured for his contributions to the Houston Laboratory’s NIH grant. Visit the link above to download the pdf of the newsletter.
Houston lab press: mentorship philosophy of Dr. Houston in SunRISE newsletter
- In the Fall 2009 Issue of the SunRISE Newsletter, Dr. Jessica Perea-Houston was interviewed and featured as one of the new RISE faculty mentors. Visit the link to download the pdf of this newsletter.
- On April1, 2010 Dr. Jessica Perea-Houston received an NIH R15-type grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
- In April of 2010 Dr. Houston received a National Science Foundation Instrument Development for Biological Research grant.
Dr. Houston receives Sony New Faculty Scholarship
- On December 1st, 2009, Dr. Jessica Houston became the 2009 recipient of an Sony sponsored award for new faculty. Prizes include a 27″ Sony Bravia HDTV, a Sony Vaio laptop computer, a Sony Reader ebook reader, and a Sony digital camcorder.