The Biology Department at The University of New Mexico hosts its 27th annual Research Days and Open House Thursday and Friday, March 22-23.

This annual event is a presentation of student research showcasing their discoveries and celebrating education in the biological sciences at UNM.

Student posters will be on display on the first floor of Castetter Hall beginning Wednesday, March 21 for judges’ preview. Students will showcase their research with oral presentations beginning Friday at 9 a.m.

For complete program abstracts, visit Research Days Program.                                

On Thursday, March 22, a Department Research Presentation titled “Of Mosquitoes and Men: Modeling the Ecology of Dengue and Zika Viruses,” by Associate Professor Helen Wearing, will be held from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. in Castetter Hall, rm. 100.  

At 4:30 p.m. Scholarship Awards will be announced by Professor William Pockman, chair, UNM Department of Biology.

Additionally, a Museum of Southwestern Biology Open House will be held from 4:30–6:30 p.m. in CERIA (Bldg. 83). The Museum houses one of the preeminent collections of biological specimens nationwide.

In addition to the student presentations on Friday, March 23 the annual event also features a keynote lecture from Thomas Swetnam, Regents’ Professor of Dendrochronology Emeritus, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, and the Jemez Mountains Tree-Ring Lab, Jemez Springs, N.M. Swetnam presents a lecture titled “Multi-Century Tree-Ring Perspectives of Human, Climate and Forest Interactions in New Mexico.” The lecture begins at 4 p.m. in Ballroom B, Student Union Building.  

A complete schedule of events, visit UNM Department of Biology 2018 Research Days.