The University of New Mexico's Department of Biology hosts its 22nd annual Research Day on Friday, April 5 in Castetter Hall. Preceding the event, Thursday, April 4, the department hosts a lecture and presentation of student research celebrating discovery and education in the Biological sciences.

Thursday morning, student presentations will be displayed in the basement hallway of Castetter Hall. At 3:30 p.m., Scott Collins, UNM professor of biology, delivers the lecture, "How Global Environmental Change Will Affect Ecosystems in New Mexico," followed by a silent auction until 6 p.m.

Friday, students will present their posters in separate sessions throughout the day, with judging taking place in between. At 4 p.m., keynote speaker Scott Edwards, from the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, will deliver his talk "Genomes, Feathers and Flight: Comparative Genomics of Birds and Other Reptiles" in Regener Hall, room 103, followed by the awards ceremony from 5 - 5:30 p.m.

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