The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the search for animal models that demonstrate the symptoms observed in humans infected with SARS-CoV-2. New research from UNM Biology PhD student Aurora Kraus and associate professor of Biology Dr. Irene Salinas have begun using zebrafish as a model for COVID-19 with emphasis on the loss of smell many people have reported as a symptom of the virus.
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Dr. Ylva Pihlström, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, recently was awarded a three-year, $564,000 grant from NASA to continue research that she started as part of her 2017 Women In STEM Award. The work, set to begin in January 2022, aims to better understand and quantify the mass-loss process of Asymptotic […] Read More
Dr. Phil Manlick, Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Biology Department at the University of New Mexico and his colleagues with the Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research program have been studying small mammal foraging ecology in dryland ecosystems to understand how these animals will respond to future climates that are drier and more variable. Small mammals, […] Read More
Mikael Schlumpf, a research scientist in the Litvak Lab in the Biology Department at the University of New Mexico, explains long-term monitoring of ecosystem fluxes in drylands of the southwestern U.S.A. This work is important because drylands cover about 45 percent of land surface on Earth and strongly contribute to year-to-year variability in global […] Read More