UNM Microbiologist Featured on Nova Episode Sept. 6 & Sept. 9

Diana Northup photoDiana Northup, librarian, microbiologist and associate in the university's Museum of Southwestern Biology, will be featured the Nova episode “The Mysterious Life of Caves,” on Tuesday, September 6th at 8 p.m. and again on Friday, September 9th at 9 p.m. on KNME-TV Channel 5.

New Mexico's Carlsbad and Lechuguilla Caverns are featured. Toxic caverns teeming with strange life forms spark a radical theory of how certain caves take shape.

For more on this episode, visit Nova's website at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/caves/ or listen to Nova's interview with Northup at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/caves/extremophiles.html .

This article was originally published in "UNM Today: Campus News and Information" (http://www.unm.edu/~market/cgi-bin/) on August 31, 2005 by Steve Carr (505/277-1821).