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Since 1992, the Biology Department has hosted an Annual Research Days, a presentation of Biology undergraduate and graduate student research. This year, our Research Days will be held on Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3, 2020. Our Keynote Sspeaker has yet to be determined.

Biology undergraduate and graduate students are cordially invited to submit their abstract(s) for presentation on Research Day.


There are two categories of presentations: Oral and Poster. Oral presenta-tions are 15 minutes long: a 12-minute presentation, and 3 minutes for questions & answers. There is limited amount of wall space for posters (thus, the number of posters accepted is limited), so submit your posters early. Scholastic prizes to support students' research and education will be awarded in the categories of undergraduate oral presentation, undergraduate poster presentation, graduate oral presentation, and graduate poster presentation.

24 ORAL Presentations are available
► If there are more than 24 requests for an oral presentation,
some participants will be asked to present a poster instead.
You will be notified within a week of the submission deadline
if your requested oral presentation has been changed to a poster presentation.
► If there are fewer than 24 requests for an oral presentation,
we will consider asking those requesting poster presentations to give an oral presentation instead.
► Only PowerPoint slide shows will be accepted.

POSTERS (Poster Printing Instructions) should be placed
on the walls of Castetter Hall's first floor by the morning of
Wednesday, April 1st to allow for the Judges Preview.
► To find your assigned number, see the Presentation Lists
(to be posted on the main RD web page).

Please submit your abstract(s) (as MS Word documents [250-word limit]) and your accompanying information via this online form. In writing your abstract and making your presentation, please be mindful that our Research Days audience does not always have a technical/scientific background. Please carefully proofread your abstract before submission! Be sure to italicize scientific names or words as necessary and indicate superscripts, subscripts and Greek, mathematical or special characters. There is a 250-word limit for each abstract. You will automatically receive an emailed confirmation of a successful online submission, but please feel free to check with Anne Rice (505-259-8497, 2C Castetter Hall) if needed.

The DEADLINE for the online submission of your abstract(s) is Midnight, Friday, FEBRUARY 28th.

UNM Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
& the Office of Animal Care Compliance (OACC);
the Office of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

IMPORTANT! In the online abstract-submission form, you will be asked if your research has been properly reviewed and approved by UNM if it uses animals or humans as subjects. If the answer is yes, you will need to provide the protocal title and number; see your PI for that information. Also, if your research project uses animal or human subjects, investigators need to state in their oral or poster presentation that their animal/human research has been approved (if true).

If using animal subjects, state (if true): "This research project has been reviewed and approved by the UNM Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). All investigators/assistants in this study have attained animal-use certification regarding the ethical treatment of animals."

If using human subjects, state (if true): "This research project has been reviewed and approved by the UNM Institutional Review Board (IRB). All investigators have received training in the ethical use and protections of human subjects in research."

If you have any questions about this requirement, talk to your PI or contact Dr. Sara Brant, Sr. Science Museum Collection Manager, Division of Parasites, Museum of Southwestern Biology, 277-3174 or 277-8171.

Updated February 13, 2020