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James L. Thomas

Associate Professor

PhD, Cornell University, 1991

Office: P&A 1113
Phone: 505-235-7321
Email: jthomas@unm.edu
On the Web: Homepage


Description: Phospholipids are the amphiphilic molecules that are the structural foundation of essentially all cell membranes. In addition, they have found practical application in synthetic membranes for drug delivery vehicles, and as stabilizing monolayers for ultrasound contrast agents. Our laboratory is engaged in optical and fluorescence studies of phospholipid layers and cell membranes, in order to elucidate the dynamical properties of these important biophysical/biomedical materials and their constituent molecules.

Group: Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty