The NMSU Biology Department with the support of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is increasing persistence in science by nurturing students’ interest in science and providing support for them to succeed in their majors.This is accomplished by:

  • enhancing NMSU biology courses to incorporate a research-based component,
  • by providing in and out of classroom support to students through peer instructors and peer advisers, and
  • by offering undergraduate research opportunities.


Upcoming Events

Synergy-A Partnership Seminar Series between NMSU and Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, 3 :00 pm, BCOM, Rm 160


October 27: George Mychaskiw II, BCOM: “Anesthetic Neurotoxicity: The Silent Emergency.”

November 17: Erik Yukl, NMSU: “Proteins of Bacterial Zinc Homeostasis as Antimicrobial Drug Targets.”

December 7: William Maio, NMSU: “The Taumycin a Macrocycle: Asymmetric Total Synthesis and Revision of Relative Stereochemistry.”

Decmeber 19: Robert Ketchum, BCOM: “TBD


Biomedical Research Seminar Series Fall 2017, 3:30-4:30 pm, Domenici Hall, Rm 109


November 3: Dennis Harris, Endocrine Society: “Translating Hormone Science to Health at the Endocrine Society- The Role of Nonprofits in Research.”

December 1: Christopher Kemp, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center: “Personalized Cancer Models for Target Discovery and Precision Oncology.”


Biology Seminar Speaker Series Fall 2017, 4-5 pm, Foster Hall 231


October 19: Fitsum Gebreselassie, NMSU

October 26: Lab Standard Safety Refresher

November 2: Brian Millsap, NMSU: “How to shred an eagle…”.

November 9: Richard Cripps, UNM

November 16: Akasha Faist, UC Boulder

November 30: Geoffrey Attardo, UC Davis: “Tsetse Fly Reproduction: Exploration of the Unique Physiological Adaptations of a Neglected Disease Vector”.

December 7: Donovan Bailey, NMSU: “Thinking about Plant Organelle Evolution”.