The Program in Interdiciplinary Biological and Biomedical Sciences at UNM is a cross-departmental, college and institutional collaboration of students and faculty interested in interdisciplinary biological research

PiBBs Courses

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Seminar in Integrative Biological and Biomedical Science (SiBBs) deliberately exposes students to multiple possible role models. It is centered around seminar presentations and in-depth discussions with invited speakers, some from UNM, SFI and LANL, but most from other institutions. Students take a leadership role in nominating, hosting, and interacting with visiting scientists.

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Topics in Interdisciplinary Biological and Biomedical Science (TiBBs) is an integrated course that bridges scientific disciplines and demonstrates the utility and power of collaborative research. It consists of 3 topics units, each topic taught by different combinations of faculty from different disciplines and/or departments. These units change annually as interest and research areas evolve.

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CiT

Collaborative Interdisciplinary Teaching (CiT) is designed to provide advanced level Ph.D. students with a background in inquiry-based interdisciplinary biological science curriculum and pedagogy. The approach is a problem-based one: 2 or 3 advanced Ph.D. students from different departments propose, develop, and teach a 400-500 level course from the ground up. The students work closely under the supervision of faculty mentors to develop a syllabus, define the content and scope of the course, learn teaching methodologies and do actual instruction.

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PiBBs fellows also take Responsible Conduct of Research training, which is an introduction to ethical issues surrounding research, and Survivorship 101, which is designed to prepare students for the next stages in their careers.

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