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.



Biology Seminar Series, Foster Hall, Rm 231

March 29. Dylan Schwilk, Texas Tech: “Using Plant Traits to Predict the Effects of Climate and Fire on Dynamic Communities.”

April 5. Rindy Anderson, Florida Atlantic University: “A Tale of Two Sparrows: Song Function, Signal Reliability and the Evolution of Animal Communications Systems.”

April 12. Jessica Treisman, NYU School of Medicine: “Connecting the Visual System with a Sidekick”?

April 19. Christopher Aiken, NMSU

April 26. Graduate Awardees

May 3. Graduate Awardees


Biomedical Research Seminar Series, Domenici Hall, Rm 109

March 16. Gil Mor, Yale University School of Medicine: “Unique Immunological and Microbial Regulatory Mechanisms During Pregnancy.” Flyer

April 13. Charlotte Vines, UTEP: “CCR7 Induced Migration: Signaling Pathways and Malignancies.”

April 27. Fangjun Shu, NMSU: “Fluid Dynamics in Blood- Wetted Medical Devices.”