Latest Departmental News

Museum of Southwestern Biology team uncovers the giant hummingbird’s extreme long-distance migration

Posted: May 15, 2024 - 12:00pm

A team of researchers led by Dr. Christopher Witt, Curator of the Division of Birds at UNM’s Museum of Southwestern Biology, have uncovered the giant hummingbird’s extreme long-distance migration for the first time. Their eight-year...read more

Ph.D. student David Tan leads study on effect of blue light on bird-building collisions

Posted: Apr 16, 2024 - 12:00pm

Ph.D. student David Tan lead a study that was recently published in Conservation Biology: Disentangling the biotic and abiotic drivers of bird–building collisions in a tropical Asian city with ecological niche modeling. David is an ...read more

Dr. Mubarak Syed and team receives DoD grant to build neuromorphic machines

Posted: Apr 04, 2024 - 12:00pm

Principal Investigator Mubarak Syed will receive a $600,000 grant from the Department of Defense (DoD), a grant which is part of $17.6 million in grants the DoD is awarding to 27 academic teams under the Defense Established Program to Stimulate...read more

Dr. Diana Northup research featured in PBS "Untold Earth" episode

Posted: Apr 02, 2024 - 12:00pm

The microbial research conducted in Carlsbad Caverns by Dr. Diana Northup's research group was featured in a recent episode of PBS's "Untold Earth". The episode is titled, "This Upside Down Cave Is a Microscopic Warzone", and is described as fo...read more

Dr. Irene Salinas featured in "Women in Immunology" at Nature Immunology

Posted: Mar 05, 2024 - 12:00pm

Dr. Irene Salinas, UNM Biology professor, was chosen as one of the Women in Immunology featured in this month's issue of Nature Immunology. The journal has been inviting women immunologists from around the globe every Women's History Month to share ...read more

Dr. David Hanson and team send tomatoes to space in NASA collaboration

Posted: Jan 31, 2024 - 12:00pm

New Mexico researchers and collaborating institutions are known to send some unique and unusual plants and vegetables into space – take for instance the green chile launch of 2019 – and this week, UNM Biology Professor David Hanson, his ...read more

Professor Felisa Smith awarded ARL Career Achievement Award

Posted: Jan 23, 2024 - 12:00pm

University of New Mexico Distinguished Professor Felisa Smith has been named the honoree for the 68th Annual Research Lectureship for Career Achievement award. The ARL is one of the highest honors the University bestows on its faculty memb...read more

This month in publications...

Posted: Nov 16, 2023 - 12:00pm

Here are some of the publications from August, September, and October that are authored by UNM Biology's faculty, staff, and students: Alfaro, B., & Marshall, D. L. (2023). Evidence of differential phenotypic plasticity in a desert mu...read more

This month in publications...

Posted: Aug 11, 2023 - 12:00pm

Here are some of the publications from July that are authored by UNM Biology's faculty, staff, and students: Alexandre NM, Alexander C Cameron, David Tian, Kamalakar Chatla, Sree R R Kolora, Noah K Whiteman, Thomas F Turner, Peter N Reinthal. Chromo...read more

Congratulations, Biology graduates!

Posted: Jul 21, 2023 - 12:00pm

On May 12th, 2023 graduates of the Biology Department participated in a special graduation ceremony on the Yale Mall. This year, UNM Biology awarded degrees to 172 Bacherlor of Science students, 26 Bachelor of Arts students, 25 Master's student...read more