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, Foster Hall, Room 231, 4:00-5:00 pm

April 4: Jen Rendall, NMSU: Title TBA.

April 11: Philip Lavretsky, UTEP: ” Genomics & Wildlife Conservation: Genomics of North American Mallard-Like Ducks”.

April 26: Grad Student Awardees, NMSU.

May 2: Jason Pitts, Baylor University: “Chemosensation in the Invasive Vector Mosquito, Aedes albopictus”.


Chemistry and Biochemistry First Friday Colloquium, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Room 153, 3:00-4:30 pm

April 5: Skye Fortier, UTEP: Title TBD.

May 3: Seth Childers, University of Pittsburgh: Title TBD.


Biomedical Research Seminar Series, Domenici Hall, Room 109, 3:30-4:30 pm

March 22: Sean Limesand, University of Arizona: “Catecholamines Regulate Fetal Adaptation during Placental Insufficiency”.

April 12: Wendy Barrington, University of Washington: Title TBA.


NMSU Climate Change Education Seminar Series

Rio Grande Theater, 7:00 pm

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