Department of Biology
New Mexico Tech

Department of Biology

The Biology Department offers cutting-edge research opportunities in high-tech laboratories. Students engage in research projects in molecular biology, microbiology, ecology, cell biology, and physiology. NMT biology graduates are also well-prepared for medical, dental, and veterinary school. Click Here for Spring 2021 Course Offerings!

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Biology Department News

BMS graduate Wayne Vigil, Jr, now at UC-Riverside has published his first paper "Spectral deconvolution of redox species in the crotonyl-CoA-dependent NADH:ferredoxin oxidoreductase from Megasphaera elsdenii. A flavin-dependent bifurcating enzyme" in the Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Congratulations to graduate students Marina Hein and Katie McLain for seeking out funding opportunities and being awarded a grant from the Native Plant Society ofNew Mexico to further their research. 

We are proud to announce that new Biology Accelerated MS student Catherine Batchelder is the recipient of a Macey Scholarship for 2020-2021!



Biology Acellerated MS student Kasandra Velarde applied for and received her own grant under PI Dr. Linda DeVeaux to fund her own project. This is the article the NM Water Resources Research Institute wrote about it.

El Defensor Chieftain article on the new licensing agreement withParnell Pharmaceuticals to develop an anti-viral nasal spray to prevent COVID-19 that comes out of biology department research.


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Biology Department Events Fall 2020 / Spring 2021  


Seminars and Defenses are expected to all be via Zoom for Fall 2020. Monday events will be from 3:40 pm to 4:30 pm Mountain Time unless otherwise noted.

Email the Admin for a link or invitation at the week before.


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Past Events 2018-2019

Past Events 2019-2020

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Biology Staff

Dr. Kaarin Goncz Lab Associate, Instructor 575-835-5098 Biology Jones Annex 221
Vanessa Quinones Department Specialist 575-835-5612 Biology Jones Annex 219