The New Mexico Cancer Nanoscience and Microsystems Training Center


March 2, 2015: Announcing the Spring 2015 CINT Call for User proposals

CNTC mentors and trainees are encouraged to submit proposals by March 31, 2015, to conduct research at the CINT facilities at the Sandia and Los Alamos National Labs.

CINT offers technical expertise and a wide range of experimental and computational capabilities for nanoscale research. Of particular interest, the Soft, Biological and Composite Nanomaterials thrust focuses on the synthesis, assembly, and characterization of soft or biological components and the integration of these components across multiple length scales to form functional architectures. High-level topics include the intersection of materials science with biology, the interfacial science of soft and composite materials, active- and self-assembly methods, interaction of nanomaterials with membranes and other reconfigurable matrices, soft/hard/bio composite materials, systems integration, and advanced characterization techniques.

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February 23, 2015: 6th Annual Art of Systems Biology and Nanoscience Event Announced

Mark your calendars! You're invited to the 6th annual Art of Systems Biology and Nanoscience event, a two-day celebration of images from the two emerging scientific fields of systems biology and nanoscience. The events will take place March 27 and 28 as part of the Inventory of Light exhibition which runs through April 25 at the Peters Projects/Gerald Peters Gallery on 1011 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe. For the first time, a slate of 10 contemporary artists inspired by nature will also be featured.

The events are free and open to the public. For a full agenda, please visit


The University of New Mexico and the partnering New Mexico National Laboratories have outstanding capabilities and breadth in materials synthesis and self-assembly, nanolithography, interrogative platforms, and functional micro/macrosystems. The University of New Mexico also has one of the 64 NCI-designated Cancer Centers in the nation and nanoscale engineering and physical sciences approaches provide core technologies for research to prevent, detect and treat cancer.

The New Mexico Cancer Nanoscience and Microsystems Training Center (CNTC) was established to recognize and to expand partnerships between the cancer and nanoscience communities in New Mexico in order to reduce suffering and death due to cancer. Its mission is to equip graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with the biomedical knowledge and nanoscale physical sciences and engineering tools needed to become next-generation leaders in cancer research. Interdisciplinary skills are developed primarily though immersion in interdisciplinary research teams working towards improved cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. CNTC mentors and fellows are drawn from a wide range of UNM, National Lab and local biotech programs as described here. Please consider joining the CNTC as a graduate student, a postdoctoral fellow or as a mentor.

CNTC Fellowships Available

Applications for CNTC graduate and postdoctoral fellowships are due April 01 for June 01 activation and June 30 for activation on the first day of the Fall semester. Graduate stipends are either equal to or slightly above the NIH pay scale, depending on policies of the home department or program. Postdoctoral fellowships are matching awards (50% grant support matched with 50% support from other sources) using the NIH pay scale ( Fellows receive additional benefits including tuition, health insurance and access to travel funds. The benefits and responsibilities of becoming a CNTC pre- and post-doctoral fellow and/or mentor can be found on the How To Apply page.

Reminder to all CNTC Trainees and Mentors

Please acknowledge support from the New Mexico Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center, grant R25CA153825 on your publications and posters.