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.


Coming Up

Biology Seminar Speaker Series, Thursday, 4-5 pm, Foster Hall, Rm 231

March 30: Sara Fuentes, NMSU
April 6: Christopher Olson, Midwestern University
April 13: Michelle T. Juarez, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
April 20: Camilo Khatchikaian, UTEP: “Ecology of Lyme Disease.”
April 27: Diana Wall, Colorado State University
May 4: Fitsum Abadi Gebreselassie, NMSU


Biomedical Research Seminar Series, Friday, 3:30 pm, Domenici Hall, Rm 109

March 31: Cecilia Moens: “Turning Heads: The Development of Cranial Motor Nerves in the Zebrafish.”
April 7: NMSU Faculty Spotlight, Ryan Ashley
April 28: Manuel Amieva


Synergy-A Partnership Seminar Series between NMSU and Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fridays, 3:30 pm, BCOM, Rm 160

March 17: Lara Scheherazade Milane, BCOM: “Exploiting Cancer Biology with Nanomedicine.”
April 21: Brad Shuster, NMSU: “Looking Inside the Cell: Mechanism Driving Cell Division and Shape Change.”
May 5: Debra Bramblett, BCOM: “Methods for Viral Detection in Patient Samples.”
May 12: Kevin Houston, NMSU: “Tamoxifen is Much More Than an Era Antagonist in Breast Cancer Cells.”