Biology

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

Distinguished Professors
Scott Collins, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Eric S. Loker, Ph.D., Iowa State University

Professors
Coenraad Adema, Ph.D., Free University (Amsterdam)
Joseph A. Cook, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Richard M. Cripps, D.Phil., University of York
David Hanson, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Marcy E. Litvak, Ph.D., University of Colorado (Boulder)
Timothy K. Lowrey, Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
Diane L. Marshall, Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin)
Kelly Miller, Ph.D., Cornell University
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
Jennifer A. Rudgers, Ph.D., University of California (Davis)
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
Cristina Takacs-Vesbach, Ph.D., Montana State University (Bozeman)
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
Charles Cunningham, Ph.D., University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Eric Y. Denkers, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Matthew Hurteau, Ph.D., University of California (Davis)
Steven Poe, Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin)
Irene Salinas, Ph.D., University of Murcia
D. Lee Taylor, Ph.D., University of California (Berkley)
Helen Wearing, Ph.D., Heriot-Watt University
Kenneth D. Whitney, Ph.D., University of California (Davis)
Christopher Witt, Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Assistant Professors
Michael Andersen, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Michelle Facette, Ph.D., Stanford University
Christopher A. Johnston, Ph.D., University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Seth D. Newsome, Ph.D., University of California (Santa Cruz)

Lecturers
Kimran Buckholz, Ph.D., University of Maryland
Ben Hanelt, Ph.D., University of Nebraska (Lincoln)
Bruce Hofkin, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Kelly Howe, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Thomas Kennedy, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Moses Michelsohn, M.S., Florida State University
Dorothy Scholl, Ph.D., Tulane University
Marieken Shaner, M.S., University of New Mexico
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
Earl W. Bourne, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
James H. Brown, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Eric L. Charnov, Ph.D., University of Washington
Clifford N. Dahm, Ph.D., Oregon 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
Randy Thornhill, Ph.D., University of Michigan
John Trujillo, Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston)
Kathryn G. Vogel, Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)
Margaret Werner-Washburne, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)


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 191. Biodiversity. (2)



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



BIOL 202L. Genetics. (4)



BIOL 223. Biotechnology Laboratory Techniques I. (4)



BIOL 224. Biotechnology Laboratory Techniques II. (4)



BIOL 225. Biotechnology Laboratory Techniques III. (3)



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 239. 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 303. Ecology and Evolution. (3, may be repeated three times Δ)



BIOL 303L. Ecology and Evolution Laboratory. (1, may be repeated three times Δ)



BIOL 304. Plant and Animal Form and Function. (3, may be repeated three times Δ)



BIOL 304L. Plant and Animal Form and Function Laboratory. (1, may be repeated three times Δ)



BIOL 310. Principles of Ecology. (3)



BIOL 310L. Principles of Ecology Laboratory. (1)



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 or 4, may be repeated three times Δ)



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



BIOL 404 / 504. Topics in Physiology. (3 or 4, may be repeated three times Δ)



BIOL 405 / 505. Ecosystem Dynamics. (3)



BIOL *406. Topics in Organismal Biology. (3 or 4, may be repeated once Δ)



BIOL 408L / 508L. Bosque Internship. (3, may be repeated twice Δ)



BIOL 409 / 509. Topics in Ecology-Evolution. (3 or 4, may be repeated three times 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 or 4, may be repeated three times Δ)



BIOL *425. Molecular Genetics. (3)



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



BIOL *435. Animal Physiology. (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 *455. Ethology: Animal Behavior. (3)



BIOL 456 / 556. Immunology. (3)



BIOL 457 / 557. Diversity and Evolution of Animal Sexual Strategies. (3)



BIOL *460. Microbial Physiology. (3)



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



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



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



BIOL 475 / 575. Community Ecology. (3)



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



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



BIOL *483L. Discovering Arthropods. (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 [497 / 597]. Principles of Gene Expression. (3)



BIOL 498L / 598L. Genome Editing. (4)



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 or 4, may be repeated three times Δ)



BIOL 505 / 405. Ecosystem Dynamics. (3)



BIOL 508L / 408L. Bosque Internship. (3, may be repeated twice Δ)



BIOL 509 / 409. Topics in Ecology-Evolution. (3 or 4, may be repeated three times 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 or 4, may be repeated three times Δ)



BIOL 520. Topics in Interdisciplinary Biological and Biomedical Sciences. (3, no limit Δ)



BIOL 524. Collaborative Interdisciplinary Teaching. (3)



BIOL 535. Freshwater Ecosystems. (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 557 / 457. Diversity and Evolution of Animal Sexual Strategies. (3)



BIOL 561. Tropical Biology. (4)



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



BIOL 575 / 475. Community Ecology. (3)



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 598L / 498L. Genome Editing. (4)



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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