Maggie Werner-Washburne

As of Jan 1, 2016, I am emerita, which means starting a new chapter. It feels great. My goals are to get some writing done, to get back into shape, and have the freedom to take on new projects. What this means is that this webpage is under construction.
















Regents Professor emerita

Biology Department

University of New Mexico


Director: UNM - Initiatives to Maximize Student Development

CV and contact information

Previous Research Program

Publications and Google Scholar


iBiology: Making a Bigger "Us" October 2015

Beans, Brains, and Baseball: How Making a Bigger Us is Critical for Diversity and Inclusion The talk starts at 1 hour 35 minutes and 5 seconds. Sept 2015

Winning All Along The STEM Pathway: Learning from Failure and Success 3/2015

Musings on...mentoring. UWA Genome Sciences Departmental Retreat, 9/2010

Holistic mentoring: What I Learned From My Grandmother - UNM Mentoring Institute 11/2009

I Can't Imagine - work in progress about creativity, 1/2009

Graduation: Transforming your life from a road to success to a path with heart, Cal State LA, 6/1/2007

A Perfect Storm: An Impending Crisis in US Education and Innovation, 10/1/2006 (updated 6/24/07)

Genomics and Proteomics, August 2004; "If only we could make a photon talk"

Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math, and Engineering Mentoring; Washington, DC; May 2004 (Remarks) (Award)

A Perfect Mix - NIGMS/NIH article in Findings, Sept 2003

Women of Color in Higher Education Day, March 11, 2003 Proclamation from the NM House of Representatives

The Blessing of Being a Scientist, SREB, WICHE, McNair talk, October 2000

NSTC Report on the Federal Investment in Microbial Genomics (2000)

"Following The Coil of Life", ABQ Tribune 12/31/99

Centennial Library 10th anniversary speech 3/12/98

"The Mystery of an Ancient Gene" video project, Dec 1997

Undergraduate advice: How to Succeed in Biology By Trying

Other Sites of Interest
An Introduction to the Genetics and Molecular Biology of the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Fred Sherman