Undergraduate AMP Research student, Kelsey Hayes won a 1st place poster presentation award at the New Mexico AMP Conference. Congrats Kelsey!

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!

Celebration for Faisal’s and Kapil’s graduation

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)

Congratulations Zhihua and Kaylin!IMG_4959

J. P. Houston and K.D. Houston working together on Cowboys for Cancer Research Grant

Picture by Christian Cooksey/ The CYTO 2015 at the SECC, Glasgow Scotland. Day 5. 30th June 2015. The prize giving in the Lomond Auditorium

Picture by Christian Cooksey/ at CYTO 2015. Location: SECC, Glasgow Scotland.  Photograph 30th June 2015.

  • Visit the Las Cruces Sun News link for information about this collaborative research project

Dr. Cao’s paper selected for the Best Paper Award of 2014 by Cytometry Part A.

  • 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.

  • Congratulations Dr. Ruofan!50270965_01401_0011_Medium

Dr. Houston awarded for presentation

  • 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.

Dr. Houston selected for NMSU University Research Council Early Career Award

  • 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 named Scholar of the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC)

  • Dr. Houston was selected, with three other International Scholars to join the cohort of emerging scientists performing high-impact research in flow cytometry.

Wenyan Li wins safety award

  • In April, 2014  Wenyan Li was a selected recipient of the “Sentinel for Safety” Award bestowed by the NMSU Department of Chemical Engineering.

Dr. Houston receives NSF CAREER Award

  • 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.

Dr. Jessica P. Houston highlighted in the Las Cruces Sun News

  • 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).

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  • The Houston lab got together with Dr. Kevin Houston’s lab group on Sat. Sept 17th, 2012. Left: a picture from the fiesta!

Houston lab to collaborate with Dr. Amanda Ashley and Dr. Ryan Ashley in the College of Ag

  • 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.

Dr. Houston awarded by Hispanic Faculty/Staff Caucus

  • On Thursday, May 5th Dr. Houston was awarded the 2011 “dsc04364Outstanding Junior Faculty Award” by the NMSU Hispanic Faculty/Staff Caucus. Visit 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.

Houston lab recognized by NMSU Office of of the Vice President for Research and NMSU President

  • 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.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Houston lab press: research highlighted in Las Cruces Sun News

  • 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).

Houston lab to collaborate with Dr. Kevin Houston in Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • 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.

Houston lab to collaborate with Dr. Roger Brent from FHCRC

  • 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.

Houston lab press: research highlighted in NMSU newsletter

  • 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.

Houston lab receives NIH grant

  • On April1, 2010 Dr. Jessica Perea-Houston received an NIH R15-type grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

Houston lab receives NSF grant

  • 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 Houston_equip_20091201recipient 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.