The UNM Office of the Vice President for Research announces the appointment of Dr. Steven Graves, to the position of Interim Assistant Vice President for Research. Graves received his PhD from The Pennsylvania State University for Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology in 1998. He spent his postdoc at Los Alamos National Laboratory and eventually joined as a staff member, advancing to Team Leader of Optical Spectroscopy and Instrumentation. He joined UNM in 2008 as Associate Director for the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Associate Professor of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering, and was appointed the Director of Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program in 2009. He has over sixty publications, 16 issued patents, and several awards, and co-founded three companies: BennuBio, Inc., Eta Diagnostics, Inc., and Helion Scientific, Inc. Graves is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, a member of the Center for Biomedical Engineering, as well as a member of several advisory boards and committees.