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

Seminar in Interdisciplinary Biology and Biological Science (SiBBs) Spring 2014

PiBBs Suite-Castetter 1424, Wed 3-5:30   Syllabus

This course 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 are expected to take a leadership role in nominating, hosting, and interacting with visiting scientists.

This course addresses the cognitive and social aspects of learning where students expand their intellectual horizons by interacting intensively with visiting and resident faculty and their fellow students. Because content varies each semester, it can be repeated for credit. (Spring, 3 credits)


Students will each host a guest speaker. Host Tools Packet (.doc or .pdf)

Students will also discuss the articles of each guest speaker on the PiBBs Blog.

Would you like to host one of our guests? Please call the PiBBs Office (505) 277-3021

Do you have a suggestion for a guest lecturer? Please call the PiBBs Office (505) 277-3021

Guest Lecturers for Spring 2014

Date Guest Speaker Student Host
Febuary 5
Christian Gunning
Sean Hammond
February 12
Melissa Pardiy
Sean Hamrmond
February 19
Marcus Hamilton
Robbie Burgerr
February 26
Erik Erhardt
Ayan Zeng
March 5
Sean Michaletz
Sean Hammond
March 12
Ruslan Salakhutdinov
Devon Hjelm
March 19
SPRING BREAK
March 26
Nancy Turner
Eva Dettweiler-Robinson
April 2
Richard Colbaugh
Amanda Minnich 
April 9
Russel Schwartz
Kasra Manavi
April 16
Craig McClain
Meghan Balk
April 23
David Dunn
Eva Dettweiler-Robinson
April 30
Noah Rosenberg
Sara Niedbalski
May 7
Derek Tittensor
John Grady