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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Dr. Michele Shuster will be doing a Science and Math night at Vista Middle school

On March 14th, Dr. Michele Shuster will be doing a Science and Math night at Vista Middle school, along with grad students Dom Hellmich, Maddie Strom and Philip Yost. We will be facilitating a “make your own DNA bracelet” station.

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NSF-EPSCOR; underway

Department of Biology faculty members, Brook Milligan and Scott Ferrenberg, are part of a network of researchers who recently received funding from NSF as part of a multi-state project entitled: “Insect Cryobiology and Ecophysiology (ICE) Network: integrating genomics, physiology, and modeling”   Temperate insects spend most of their life overwintering, a physiological state that protects…
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USDA-AFRI; expected start date 15 June 2019

Biology faculty, Scott Ferrenberg and Donovan Bailey, along with Akasha Faist (Animal and Range Science), Omar Holguin (Plant and Environmental Sciences), and Nicole Pietrasiak (Plant and Environmental Science) recently garnered funding from the USDA-AFRI program for their project entitled: “Investigating the role of the soil surface microbiome in germination, establishment, and growth of rangeland plants”….
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New paper by Dr. Shuster on “design and impacts of the NMSU FHCRC Cancer Teaching Fellows”

Dr. Michele Shuster and colleagues recently published a paper describing the design and impacts of the NMSU FHCRC Cancer Teaching Fellows program:   Shuster, M. and Peterson, K. 2019. A Short Teaching Residency Spanning 1,657 Miles. In press. International Journal of Designs for Learning.

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NMSU biology professor leads research into bark beetle defense

LAS CRUCES – An assistant professor in New Mexico State University’s Department of Biology recently published an article detailing the effects bark beetles have on trees, the economy and what characteristics are important in preventing bark beetle damage. Scott Ferrenberg is a new faculty member at NMSU. After receiving his master’s in entomology from the University…
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Dr. Peter Houde was part of an international team that resolved the relationships of the adzebill

Dr. Peter Houde was part of an international team that resolved the relationships of the adzebill, a large flightless extinct bird from New Zealand. More than just a curiosity of nature, the adzebill was the focus of contention regarding the age of bird lineages. Proponents of a very early origin of birds cited a hypothesis…
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