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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Congratulations to Luke Sanchez, student Regent

Luke Sanchez is our new student regent for NMSU and will serve a two-year term. He is a student researcher at the NMSU Howard Hughes Medical Institute, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology and will bring an important student perspective to the Board of Regents.

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NSF awards 5-year grant to fund first-of-its-kind HSI STEM Resource Hub at NMSU

The National Science Foundation recently announced its first research awards under the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program. In addition to 31 projects awarded to community colleges and universities across the country, a $2.6 million, five-year grant will fund a first-if-its-kind HSI Resource Hub at New Mexico State University, in collaboration with Dona Ana Community College and California…
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NMSU biology professors research squid, bacteria for NASA grant

LAS CRUCES – Two biology professors at New Mexico State University were awarded a nearly $800,000 three-year NASA grant to study how biological changes in bacteria affect complex organisms. NMSU Regents Professor Michele Nishiguchi and assistant professor Maria Castillo are both in the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences. Nishiguchi specializes in microbial ecology research…
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Seven NMSU faculty and staff honored during fall convocation

New Mexico State University honored its faculty and staff at the 2018 fall convocation ceremony Aug. 14 at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Every fall and spring, convocation is held to celebrate the start of a new semester. Seven were honored during the ceremony featuring remarks by Board of Regents Secretary/Treasurer Jerean Hutchinson, President John Floros and…
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