Division of Parasites

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visitors welcome by appointment
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Division of Parasites
Museum of Southwestern Biology
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Division of Parasites
Museum of Southwestern Biology
CERIA Building 83 Room 204
302 Yale Blvd NE
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131


Education in the Division of Parasites

Worldwide, there are almost no training programs that include parasites in ecological, evolutionary, environmental and biomedical/veterinary sciences at university museums. Here at MSB, we train the next generation of investigators to be better prepared to incorporate parasites in those areas using collections-based experiences.

Undergraduate and graduate students affiliated with the UNM Department of Biology are invited to conduct research in the Division of Parasites by coordinating with the Curator and Collections Manager. We have had students completing projects here for:

 Although limited, we offer volunteer positions for community members as well as minors.

Skills to be gained are parasite curation and data management, parasite collections, the role of parasites in our community and education and working with other researchers in the museum and biology of parasites.

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more students with STEM summer program
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Eli and Kelly

Students have participated in NSF, NSF-REU, and NIH funded projects, field, laboratory and museum projects.

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MSBP Holdings are used for K-12 Education

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MSBP Holdings are used for tours for UNM teaching and tours and Public Open Houses