The UNM Biology Department hosts its 23rd Annual Research Day and Open House this Thursday and Friday, April 3-4. The annual event is a showcase of student research celebrating discovery and eduction in the biological sciences.

On Thursday, student posters will be displayed for judges' preview in the hallways of Castetter Hall throughout the day. Thursday afternoon events include an open house, a community lecture titled, "Aquaculture Vaccines: The Past, Present and Future," by Dr. Irene Salinas, assistant professor, Biology from 3:30–4:30 p.m. in rm. 55 of Castetter Hall. Additionbally, a silent auction with refreshments will also be held from 4:30–6 p.m. in the Castetter Hall basement.

On Friday, April 4, students present posters and oral presentations from 9 a. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. The keynote speaker is Daniel Simberloff, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, who will discuss “Biological Invasions: What do they do, What can we do about them, and why are they controversial?" Simberloff presents his lecture from 4 to 5 p.m. in rm. 103 of Regener Hall. An awards presentation follows at 5 p.m.

For a complete schedule of events, visit: UNM Biology Research Day. For more information, contact Donna George at (505) 277-1715 or email