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X-Ray Diffractometer

The XRD supports NMSU researchers in the latest materials analysis techniques.

CURRL has three laboratories:

MICS-Microscopic Imaging Core Suite, MMAS-MOLB Molecular Analysis Services, and XRD-X-Ray Diffractometer

Director: Peter H. Cooke

Peter H. Cooke, Ph.D.

Director, Core University Research Resources Laboratory (CURRL),

Member of the Molecular Biology Program,

945 College Drive, MSC 3CURRL,

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003

Telephone: 575-646-3283, Email: phcooke@nmsu.edu, Web site http://currl.research.nmsu.edu


Professional Preparation

1960-1964 Springfield College, Springfield, MA, B.S., General Studies (Biology)

1964-1967 University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, M.S. & Ph.D., Zoology

1967-1969 The Biological Laboratories, Harvard University, Biological Electron Microscopy

1969-1971 Boston Biomedical Research Institute, Muscle Protein Chemistry

1974-1975 Oxford Research Unit of The Open University (UK), X-ray Diffraction


Professional Appointments

2009-present Director, CURRL, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

1988-2009 Biologist, Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, PA

1987-1988 Associate Scientist, Integrated Microscopy Resource (HVEM Laboratory), University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

1985-1987 Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Biomedical Imaging Group, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

1983-1984 Research Consultant, Biophysics Research Group, The Open University, Oxford, UK

1975-1982 Associate Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Physiology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT

1971-1975 Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS


Awards and Fellowships

1977-1982 Established Investigator, American Heart Association

1974-1975 American Heart Association-British Heart Foundation Fellowship

1969-1971 Muscular Dystrophy Associations of America, Inc. Fellowship

1964-1967 Title IV National Defense Education Act Fellowship


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XRD Contact Information

Physical Address
X-Ray Diffractometer Lab
Gardiner Hall, Room 254
New Mexico State University
1255 N. Horseshoe Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Mailing Address:
CURRL X-Ray Diffractometer Lab
New Mexico State University
MSC 3CURRL P O Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001