Biology

Robert D. Miller, Chairperson
Castetter Hall 167A
MSC03 2020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-3411
http://biology.unm.edu/

Distinguished Professors
Eric S. Loker, Ph.D., Iowa State University
Randy Thornhill, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Regents Professors
Scott Collins, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Margaret Werner-Washburne, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

Professors
Joseph A. Cook, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Richard M. Cripps, D.Phil., University of York
Clifford N. Dahm, Ph.D., Oregon State University
Timothy K. Lowrey, Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
Diane L. Marshall, Ph.D., University of Texas
Robert D. Miller, Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University
Bruce T. Milne, Ph.D., Rutgers University
Donald O. Natvig, Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
William T. Pockman, Ph.D., University of Utah
David J. Schmidly, Ph.D., University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana)
Robert Sinsabaugh, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Felisa Smith, Ph.D., University of California (Irvine)
Howard L. Snell, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Stephen A. Stricker, Ph.D., University of Washington
Eric C. Toolson, Ph.D., Arizona State University
Thomas Turner, Ph.D., Florida International University
Robert Waide, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Blair Wolf, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Associate Professors
Coenraad Adema, Ph.D., Free University (Amsterdam)
Ulfar Bergthorsson, Ph.D., University of Rochester
Charles Cunningham, Ph.D., University of Aberdeen, Scotland
David Hanson, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Vaishali Katju, Ph.D., Indiana University
Marcy E. Litvak, Ph.D., University of Colorado
Kelly Miller, Ph.D., Cornell University
Steven Poe, Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin)
Jennifer A. Rudgers, Ph.D., University of California (Davis)
Cristina Takacs-Vesbach, Ph.D., Montana State University (Bozeman)
Andreas Wagner, Ph.D., Yale University
D. Lee Taylor, Ph.D., University of California (Berkley)
Kenneth D. Whitney, Ph.D., University of California (Davis)
Helen Wearing, Ph.D., Heriot-Watt University
Christopher Witt, Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Assistant Professors
Christopher A. Johnston, Ph.D., University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Seth D. Newsome, Ph.D., University of California (Santa Cruz)
Olga M.F. Pontes, Ph.D., Technical University of Lisbon
Irene Salinas, Ph.D., University of Murcia

Lecturers
Cara Lea Council-Garcia, M.S., Iowa State University
Lee Couch, M.S., University of New Mexico
Bruce Hofkin, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Kelly Howe, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Marieken Shaner, M.S., University of New Mexico
Thomas Kennedy, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Jim Swan, M.S., Florida State University
Satya Witt, Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Professors Emeriti
J. Scott Altenbach, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Oswald G. Baca Ph.D., University of Kansas
Larry L. Barton, Ph.D., University of Nebraska
James H. Brown, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Earl W. Bourne, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
Eric L. Charnov, Ph.D., University of Washington
Clifford S. Crawford, Ph.D., Washington State University
William G. Degenhardt, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Howard J. Dittmer, Ph.D., State University of Iowa
Donald W. Duszynski, Ph.D., Colorado State University
James S. Findley, Ph.D., University of Kansas
James R. Gosz, Ph.D., University of Arizona
Gordon V. Johnson, Ph.D., University of Arizona
Paul Kerkof, Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
Astrid Kodric-Brown, Ph.D., University of Southern California
J. David Ligon, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Manuel C. Molles, Ph.D., University of Arizona
Mary Anne Nelson, Ph.D., University of Colorado
Loren D. Potter, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
John Trujillo, Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston)
Kathryn G. Vogel, Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)


Introduction

Students majoring in Biology learn about the basic organization, processes and dynamics of the living world. The program of study provides students with a liberal education emphasizing the life sciences. The many subdisciplines of biology can prepare students for a wide range of careers and professional schools.

Museum of Southwestern Biology

The Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB) is an integral part of the University of New Mexico Department of Biology. It contains collections of plants and animals of national and international significance. The MSB also maintains a division devoted to frozen tissues, which is among the largest in the world. The western research collections of the National Biological Service are integrated with those of the MSB. The museum concentrates on research and teaching and is not open to the public except by appointment. The MSB publishes two scholarly periodicals, Occasional Papers and Special Publications.


Associated Programs

Undergraduate Program


Graduate Program



Courses

BIOL 110. Biology Non-Majors. (3)



BIOL 112L. Biology Laboratory for Non-Majors. (1)



BIOL 123. Biology for Health Related Sciences and Non-Majors. (3)



BIOL 124L. Biology for Health Related Sciences and Non-Majors Lab. (1)



BIOL 201L. Molecular and Cell Biology. (4)



BIOL 202L. Genetics. (4)



BIOL 203. Ecology and Evolution. (3)



BIOL 203L. Ecology and Evolution Laboratory. (1)



BIOL 204. Plant and Animal Form and Function. (3)



BIOL 204L. Plant and Animal Form and Function Laboratory. (1)



BIOL 237. Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences. (3)



BIOL 238. Human Anatomy and Physiology II for the Health Sciences. (3)



BIOL 239L. Microbiology for Health Sciences and Non-Majors. (4)



BIOL 247L. Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I. (1)



BIOL 248L. Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II. (1)



BIOL 300. Evolution. (3)



BIOL 310L. Principles of Ecology. (4)



BIOL 324L. Natural History of the Southwest. (4)



BIOL **351. General Microbiology. (3)



BIOL **352L. General Microbiology Laboratory. (1)



BIOL 360L. General Botany. (4)



BIOL 365. Evolution of Human Sexuality. (3)



BIOL *371L. Invertebrate Biology. (4)



BIOL 379. Conservation Biology. (3)



BIOL 386L. General Vertebrate Zoology. (4)



BIOL 400. Senior Honors Thesis. (1-3, no limit Δ)



BIOL *401. Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology. (3, no limit Δ)



BIOL 402 / 502. Topics in Biology. (1-3, no limit Δ)



BIOL 404 / 504. Topics in Physiology. (3, no limit Δ)



BIOL 405 / 505. Ecosystem Dynamics. (3)



BIOL *406. Topics in Organismal Biology. (3)



BIOL 408L / 508L. Bosque Internship. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



BIOL 409 / 509. Topics in Ecology/Evolution. (3, no limit Δ)



BIOL 410 / 510. Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics. (4)



BIOL *412. Developmental Biology. (3)



BIOL *416L. Histology. (4)



BIOL 419 / 519. Topics in Interdisciplinary Science. (3, no limit Δ)



BIOL *425. Molecular Genetics. (3)



BIOL *428. Human Heredity. (3)



BIOL *429. Molecular Cell Biology I. (3)



BIOL *435L. Animal Physiology. (4)



BIOL 436L / 536L. Phylogenetics. (4)



BIOL 437 / 537. Evolutionary Genetics. (3)



BIOL 444 / 544. Genomes and Genomic Analyses. (3)



BIOL 445 / 545. Biology of Toxins. (3)



BIOL 446 / 546. Laboratory Methods in Molecular Biology. (4)



BIOL *450. General Virology. (3)



BIOL *451. Microbial Ecology. (3)



BIOL 452. Anthropological Genetics. (3)



BIOL *455. Ethology: Animal Behavior. (3)



BIOL 456 / 556. Immunology. (3)



BIOL *460. Microbial Physiology. (3)



BIOL 461L. Introduction to Tropical Biology. (4)



BIOL *463L. Flora of New Mexico. (4)



BIOL 470 / 570. Biology: Discovery and Innovation. (4)



BIOL 471 / 571. Plant Physiological Ecology. (3)



BIOL 475 / 575. Plant Community Ecology. (3)



BIOL 478L / 578L. Plant Physiology. (4)



BIOL 480 / 580. Global Change Biology. (3)



BIOL 482L / 582L. Parasitology. (4)



BIOL 484 / 584. Biology of Fungi. (4)



BIOL 485L / 585L. Entomology. (4)



BIOL *486L. Ornithology. (4)



BIOL *487L. Ichthyology. (4)



BIOL *488L. Herpetology. (4)



BIOL *489L. Mammalogy. (4)



BIOL *490. Biology of Infectious Organisms. (3)



BIOL 491 / 591. Population Genetics. (3)



BIOL 492 / 592. Introductory Mathematical Biology. (3)



BIOL *494. Biogeography. (3)



BIOL *495. Limnology. (3)



BIOL *496L. Limnology Laboratory. (1)



BIOL 497 / 597. Principles of Gene Expression. (3)



BIOL 499. Undergraduate Problems. (1-3, no limit Δ)



BIOL 500. New Graduate Student Seminar. (1)



BIOL 502 / 402. Topics in Biology. (1-3, no limit Δ)



BIOL 503. Seminar in Interdisciplinary Biological and Biomedical Sciences. (3, no limit Δ)



BIOL 504 / 404. Topics in Physiology. (3, no limit Δ)



BIOL 505 / 405. Ecosystem Dynamics. (3)



BIOL 508L / 408L. Bosque Internship. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



BIOL 509 / 409. Topics in Ecology/Evolution. (3, no limit Δ)



BIOL 510 / 410. Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics. (4)



BIOL 511. Macroecology. (3)



BIOL 514. Ecosystem Studies. (3)



BIOL 516. Basic Graduate Ecology. (4)



BIOL 517. Basic Graduate Evolution. (4)



BIOL 519 / 419. Topics in Interdisciplinary Science. (3, no limit Δ)



BIOL 520. Topics in Interdisciplinary Biological and Biomedical Sciences. (3, unlimited Δ)



BIOL 524. Collaborative Interdisciplinary Teaching. (3)



BIOL 535. Freshwater Ecosystems. (3)



BIOL 536L / 436L. Phylogenetics. (4)



BIOL 537 / 437. Evolutionary Genetics. (3)



BIOL 544 / 444. Genomes and Genomic Analyses. (3)



BIOL 545 / 445. Biology of Toxins. (3)



BIOL 546 / 446. Laboratory Methods in Molecular Biology. (4)



BIOL 547. Advanced Techniques in Light Microscopy. (4)



BIOL 551. Research Problems. (1-12, no limit Δ)



BIOL 556 / 456. Immunology. (3)



BIOL 558. Geomicrobiology. (3)



BIOL 561. Tropical Biology. (4)



BIOL 565. Sociobiology and Evolutionary Ecology. (3)



BIOL 570 / 470. Biology: Discovery and Innovation. (4)



BIOL 571 / 471. Plant Physiological Ecology. (3)



BIOL 575 / 475. Plant Community Ecology. (3)



BIOL 578L / 478L. Plant Physiology. (4)



BIOL 580 / 480. Global Change Biology. (3)



BIOL 582L / 482L. Parasitology. (4)



BIOL 584 / 484. Biology of Fungi. (4)



BIOL 585L / 485L. Entomology. (4)



BIOL 591 / 491. Population Genetics. (3)



BIOL 592 / 492. Introductory Mathematical Biology. (3)



BIOL 597 / 497. Principles of Gene Expression. (3)



BIOL 599. Master's Thesis. (1-6, no limit Δ)



BIOL 651. Advanced Field Biology. (4-8)



BIOL 699. Dissertation. (3-12, no limit Δ)



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