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Yashoda Kandel wins the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Graduate Award!

Yashoda is working on the development and testing of artificial diets for different species of mosquitoes that can replace blood meals. She is focused on how such diets affect the mosquitos general and reproductive fitness. Her project is part of a larger effort to develop green alternatives to pesticides for mosquito control.

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Research Scholar Carlos Campos at work in the Wright Lab on his project studying the conservation genetics of the endangered blue-throated macaw.

Biology major and HHMI Research Scholar Carlos Campos at work in the Wright Lab on his project studying the conservation genetics of the endangered blue-throated macaw. Carlos was recently recognized with an Outstanding Undergraduate Award from the College of Arts and Sciences, and won the Best Undergraduate Talk award at the Biology Department’s annual Biosymposium.

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Wildlife shots from our spring break FLIP course in Costa Rica.

Photos from camera traps deployed during the spring 2019 BIOL 450/550 Tropical Field Ecology course in Costa Rica taught by Tim Wright and Bill Gould (Applied Statistics). Cameras were placed in tropical dry forest habitat at CIRENAS field station and a tropical moist forest habitat at Pocosol field station. Individual pictures are labelled by their…
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Sierra Strebe and Nubia Rivas become latest Fulbright Scholars from NMSU Biology Department.

Congratulations to the latest in a growing list of Fulbright Scholars from NMSU Biology Department: Sierra Strebe and Nubia Rivas!  Sierra is a recent graduate of the MARC program and the Mera Lab, now working as a post-bacc in the Wright Lab. She will be doing research in Germany before heading to a PhD program…
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Michele Shuster wins Truly Innovative Teaching Award.

Congratulations to Michele Shuster for winning this year’s Truly Innovative Teaching Award from the Teaching Academy. The Truly Innovative Teaching Award was established in 2014 in memory of Harry and Jenny Truly by Elise “Pookie” and Michael Sautter. The award is presented to an NMSU educator (full-time, part-time, or graduate student) from any NMSU campus…
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Faculty paper accepted in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning (IJPBL) 2019 Special Issue

Faculty in the Department of Biology at NMSU have recently had a manuscript entitled “Implementing and Evaluation a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) at a Hispanic-Serving Institution” accepted in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning (IJPBL) 2019 Special Issue. Spearheaded by NMSU-HHMI program director, MichèleShuster, different Biology faculty have offered this HHMI-sponsored CURE course over…
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 Biology graduate student award winners for Spring 2019.

 Biology graduate student award winners for Spring 2019. From left to right: Michael Balogh, Grace Smith-Vidaurre, Stacey (Daisy) Scroggs, and Aditi Kulkarni. Michael and Aditi are winners of Summer Research Fellowships sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Wendy and Travis Traylor Memorial Fund. Grace and Daisy are winners of the of…
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NMSU RISE to the postdoctorate program is renewed for another 5 years.

New Mexico State University’s RISE to the Post doctorate Program has generated nearly two decades of success is expanding. The RISE 5 program, recently renewed by the NIH will engage NMSU students in integrated biology and engineering research.  

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Dr. Donovan Bailey is a co-author on one of the most comprehensive papers on the phylogeny for members of the large Mustard Plant Family

Dr. Donovan Bailey is a co-author on a paper that has just developed the most comprehensive phylogeny for members of the large Mustard Plant Family.  The institutions involved in the work are The Max Planck (Germany), University of Oxford, Cal Tech, Missouri Botanical Garden, and NMSU.   Resolving the backbone of the Brassicaceae phylogeny for investigating trait…
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Two new papers from the Hanley lab

Two new papers from the Hanley lab demonstrating collaboration of NMSU faculty within and across departments and with the NM Department of Health:   Karna, A.K, S.R. Azar, J.A. Plante, R. Yun, N. Vasilakis, S.C. Weaver, I.A. Hansen, K.A. Hanley. 2018. Colonized Sabethes cyaneus, a sylvatic New World mosquito species, shows low vector competence and a long extrinsic incubation period for Zika…
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