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 Speaker Series Fall 2018, Foster Hall, Rm 231, 4:00-5:00 pm

September 27: Tim Wright, NMSU: “Babel’s Birds: New Ideas on How Parrots Mimic and Why They Do it”.

October 4: Benjamin Duval, New Mexico Tech

October 11: William Smith, University of Arizona

October 18: Nadean Brown, UC Davis: “Integrating Notch Signaling into the Earliest Steps of Vertebrate Eye Formation”.

October 25: Ke Dong, NMSU

November 1: Environmental Health Safety, NMSU

November 8: Corina Logan, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

November 29: Taran Gujral, Fred Hutch Cancer Center

December 6: Kathy Hanley, NMSU


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

September 28: Peter McGarvey, Georgetown University Medical Center: “Integration of Proteomics, Genomics and the Scientific Literature”. Flyer

October 12: Sanford Simon, Rockefeller University: “Molecular Analysis of the Pediatric Cancer Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma”.

October 26: Needhi Bhalla, University of Santa Cruz: “A Tale of Two Checkpoints”.

November 9: Barbara Han, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: “Machine Learning and the Practice of Prediction in Disease Ecology”.

November 16: Vojo Deretic, UNM: “Autophagy: From Fundamental Processes to Disease”.


NMSU Climate Change Education Seminar Series

Health & Social Services, Rm 101, 7:00 pm

October 3: Isabel Montanez, UC Davis: “Deep Time Insight Into Earth’s Future”.

Rio Grande Theater, 7:00 pm

November 7: Scott Denning, Colorado State University: “The 3 S’s of Climate Change: Simple, Serious, and Solvable”.

Domenici Hall, Rm 109, 7:00 pm

November 28: Mike Walsh, Managing Director for Public Policy & Research, IncubEx, LLC: “Environmental Markets: From Sulfur to Carbon to Water and Beyond”.

Location TBD, 7:00 pm

February 6: Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University: “Barriers to Public Acceptance of Climate Science, Impacts and Solutions”.

Rio Grande Theater, 7:00 pm

February 20: Joel Berger, Colorado State University: “Extreme Conservation and Glacier-less Planet”.

March 6: Jonathan Overpeck, University of Michigan: “Drought, Water Security, and Ecosystem Disruption- The SW Climate Challenge”.

April 3: Park Williams, Columbia University: “Climate Change, Wildfire, and Megadrought in the Western United States”.