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

Museum Faculty and Staff


Name Title Email Phone
Christopher C. Witt, PhD Museum Director 505-277-1360
Kelly B. Miller, PhD Assistant Museum Director 505-277-8168
Joanne Kuestner Museum Administrator 505-277-1360

Division of Amphibians & Reptiles

Name Title Email Phone
Lisa N Barrow, PhD Curator  
Tom Giermakowski, PhD Senior Collection Manager 505-277-5130
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Division of Arthropods

Name Title Email Phone
Kelly B. Miller, PhD Curator 505-277-8168
David Lightfoot, PhD Senior Collection Manager 505-277-4225
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Division of Birds

Name Title Email Phone
Christopher C. Witt, PhD Curator 505-277-1359
Andrew B. Johnson Senior Collection Manager 505-277-1359
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Division of Fishes

Name Title Email Phone
Thomas F. Turner, PhD Curator 505-277-7541
Emily DeArmon Collection Manager 505-277-6005
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Division of Genomic Resources

Name Title Email Phone
Michael J. Andersen, PhD Curator 505-277-3411
Mariel Campbell Collection Manager 505-277-7808
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Name Title Email Phone
Hannah Marx, PhD Curator 505-277-2604
Harpo Faust Senior Collection Manager 505-277-3781
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Division of Mammals

Name Title Email Phone
Joseph A. Cook, PhD Curator 505-277-1358
Jon Dunnum, PhD Senior Collection Manager 505-277-9262
Adrienne Raniszewski Collections Associate  &
Staff Coordinator 505-277-5369
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Division of Parasites

Name Title Email Phone
Eric S. Loker, PhD Curator 505-277-2124
Sara Brant, PhD Senior Collection Manager 505-277-8171
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