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

Feb. 23: Clinton Francis, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo: “The signature of the acoustic environment in biology: behavior and physiology to community structure and function.”
March 2: Paul Alvarado Lenhart, University of Kentucky: “Big things have small beginnings: how nutrients and microbes sway communities and evolution.”
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: Kathryn Stoner, NMSU
May 4: Diana Wall, Colorado State University


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

Feb. 24: Susan Lovett, Brandeis University: “Molecular Mechanism of a Mutational Hotspot.”
March 10: Nina Salama: ” Helicobacter Pylori and Stomach Cancer: How Does a Bacteria Cause Cancer?”
March 31: Cecilia Moens
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 3: Jessica Houston, NMSU: “Fluorescence Dynamics Measured with Flow Cytometry”.
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.”