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 while Castillo’s research has focused primarily on comparative invertebrate immunology in squids.

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Assistant professor Maria Castillo


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