UNM Biology Professor Jenn Rudgers leads a team of researchers at one of the largest NSF projects in New Mexico, the Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research project. Scientists at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge are examining various aspects of climate change. See our videos of the work being done at the site south of Albuquerque.
Biology professor chosen as a 2021 Women in STEM Award winner Dr. TyAnna Lovato, a research assistant professor in Biology was selected in June as a 2021 Women in STEM Award winner. Her project with Dr. Amalia Parra, a research assistant professor in Biology, is “Transcriptional Regulation of Stem Cell Function in the Drosophilia Central Nervous System.” The […] Read More
Biology professor chosen as a 2021 Women in STEM Award winner Dr. Amalia Parra, a research assistant professor in Biology was selected in June as a 2021 Women in STEM Award winner. Her project with Dr. TyAnna Lovato, a research assistant professor in Biology, is “Transcriptional Regulation of Stem Cell Function in the Drosophilia Central Nervous System.” The […] Read More
UNM biologist awarded grant for researching role of compost in arid rangelands Dr. Eva Stricker, a research assistant professor in the UNM Department of Biology, was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture/USDA for her research examining the role of compost in dry rangelands and microbial communities on soil and […] Read More
The American Society of Mammalogists announced University of New Mexico Professor Felisa A. Smith as president-elect at its 100th annual meeting last week. The Society, established in 1919, is the oldest and largest mammal society in the world. She is only the fifth woman and the first Hispanic woman to be elected to the position.
Dr. Diana Northup, a visiting associate professor in UNM’s department of Biology, was recently featured in an episode of Alien Worlds, a new docufiction series streaming on Netflix for her cave exploration work.
The four-part miniseries, according to Netflix, “blends fact with science fiction and conceptualizes what alien life might be like by applying the laws of life on Earth to imagined exoplanets.” The series was released in December of 2020.
Northup was featured in the second episode, “Janus,” which focused on extreme conditions we might think of as uninhabitable but that might be able to support alien life.
Hear from four University of New Mexico faculty members about their research in 7-minute presentations each month during the Lightning Lounge event. The February speakers were: Rebecca Bixby, a Research Assistant Professor in Biology whose presentation is “Looking for the Light: the Dynamics of Algae in Aridland Rivers”; Jason Moore, an Associate Professor in […] Read More
Visiting University of New Mexico Biology Associate Professor Dr. Diana Northup studies the external microbiome of bats at Carlsbad Caverns National Park to detect potential natural defenses against the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, which causes white-nose syndrome (WNS), a common bat disease. Northup currently has three Colorado Plateau Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CPCESU) grants for […] Read More
Hear from four University of New Mexico faculty members about their research in 7-minute presentations each month during the Lightning Lounge event. This month’s speakers are Benjamin J. Clark, an Associate Professor of Psychology, Amaris Ketcham, an Associate Professor in the UNM Honors College, Lisa Broidy, a Professor of Sociology and Tom Turner, a professor of […] Read More
Bixby’s project, “Icy Seeps: A Potential Stronghold for Algal Stenotherm Biodiversity.” The research will focus on understanding the role of water sources in shaping algae assemblages in alpine streams. Bixby said she is interested in the role of insulated, buried ice as a potential water source in alpine streams that may provide longer term refuge for algae […] Read More