Museum of Southwestern Biology
Museum of Southwestern Biology

The Museum of Southwestern Biology is a research and teaching facility in the Department of Biology at the University of New Mexico.

open weekdays 8am - 5pm
visitors welcome by appointment
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phone: (505) 277-1360
fax: (505) 277-1351
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Museum of Southwestern Biology
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

University of New Mexico
302 Yale Blvd NE
CERIA 83, Room 204
Albuquerque, NM, USA 87131

Graduate Education Opportunities

A primary strength of the Museum of Southwestern Biology is the numerous graduate students and post-doctoral associates that have been trained over the past six decades. Each division immerses these colleagues in studies that fall under the broad umbrella of natural history, including systematics, molecular biology, morphology, and web-based informatics. MSB continues to hold a leading role in graduate education at UNM by ensuring that museum-based graduate students conduct cutting-edge research, then obtain competitive professional positions, and eventually assume leadership roles in their respective fields. A large percentage of graduate dissertations in Biology, Anthropology and elsewhere on campus used MSB specimens as a basis for their studies, demonstrating the significant research infrastructure embodied by these irreplaceable collections.

Sara Buddenborg
Amanda Jones doing field work

UNM Biology Graduate Degrees Based on MSB Specimens

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