Latest Departmental News

Irene Salinas' group discovers new aspect of lungfish immune system

Posted: Nov 19, 2021 - 10:50am

Every year, African lungfish survive to the dry seasons in Africa by creating a cocoon that allows them to live on land for months or even years, until water returns. This cocoon is a great way to prevent water loss, as many others had reported whil...read more

Marshall Award established by the College of Arts and Sciences

Posted: Nov 05, 2021 - 12:00pm

Dean Mafi announced today the creation of the Marshall Award for Course Development and Curricular Enhancement, honoring the accomplishments of Professor Emerita of Biology Diane Marshall.  The award will provide summer stipend of up to $2,000 ...read more

New book by Felisa Smith

Posted: Sep 01, 2021 - 09:00am

Congratulations to Professor Felisa Smith on the publication of her new book "Mammalian Paleoecology: Using the Past to Study the Present" by Johns Hopkins University Press....read more

Professor David Hanson awarded a patent for microneedle sensors of plant water status

Posted: Jul 13, 2021 - 01:00pm

Professor David Hanson and colleagues from UNM and Sandia National Labs have been awarded a patent for their invention of microneedle sensors that measure plant water status in real-time.  Plant water status influences plant photosynthesis, gro...read more

Congratulations to newly promoted faculty members in Biology

Posted: Jul 01, 2021 - 01:00pm

The Provost has announced the promotion of several faculty members in Biology! Joseph Cook was promoted to the rank of Distinguished Professor, Jennifer Rudgers was appointed as a Regents' Professor, Matthew Hurteau was promoted to the rank of Profe...read more

Congratulations to The Class of 2021!!

Posted: May 15, 2021 - 01:00pm

For the second year in a row, UNM Biology contributed to the newly created genre of Remote Graduation Videos.  Our 2021 graduation video, coordinated by Senior Lecturers Satya Witt and Kimran Buckholz with contributions from many faculty member...read more

Congratulations to The Class of 2021!!

Posted: May 15, 2021 - 01:00pm

For the second year in a row, Biology contributed to the newly created genre of Remote Graduation Videos.  Our 2021 Graduation Video was coordinated by Senior Lecturers Satya Witt and Kimran Buckholz, with contributions from many faculty member...read more

New NSF Funding to Associate Professor Michael Andersen and Colleagues

Posted: Apr 05, 2021 - 04:00pm

Congratulations to Associate Professor Michael Andersen, Co-PI Corinne Myers in UNM EPS, and collaborators at the University of Chicago.  Their proposal to the National Science Foundation was recently recommended for funding to support ongoing ...read more

New paper from Robert Miller's lab - Discovery of a new type of T-cell receptor

Posted: Mar 26, 2021 - 04:00pm

A new paper in Science authored by Kimberly Morrissey, a Ph.D. student in Robert Miller's lab, and Marcin Wegrecki (Monash University, Australia) describes the discovery of a third type of T-cell receptor found only in marsupials and monotremes.&#16...read more

New paper from the Witt Lab - Diversity of Andean parasites and their hosts

Posted: Mar 23, 2021 - 04:00pm

A collaborative team led by first author Sabrina McNew (Cornell) and including many members of Professor Christopher Witt's lab and colleagues from several other universities, has published a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of S...read more