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New Mexico State University
Office of the Vice President for Research

Medical and Health Sciences

NMSU's Capabilities in Medical and Health Sciences
Chemist Jeffrey Arterburn, left, cell biologist Charles Shuster, center, and biology doctoral student Olivia George teamed up to investigate the mechanism by which bisphenol A disrupts cell division.
NMSU Research Areas:

NMSU scientists contribute new knowledge in the biomedical disciplines through creative research and scholarship. In 2011, NMSU had more than $20 million in current funding from 35 sponsors in support of medical and health sciences research. Several faculty research programs also support NMSU medical and health researchers, including three programs funded by the National Institutes of Health, the New Mexico IDEA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Program, the Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research (a partnership with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center), and the Support of Competitive Research Program (SCORE). In these programs and other projects faculty are investigating

  • Emerging Pathogens: Synthesis of antiviral drugs and biology and gut ecosystem of mosquitoes
  • Vector-Borne Diseases: Dengue, malaria, West Nile, and yellow fever
  • Cancer Research: Cancer therapies, breast cancer, cell cycle and signaling, and tumor genesis and growth patterns
  • Genetics: Evolutionary insect-plant interactions, population genetics, and evolutionary biology
  • Neuroscience: Nervous system and sensory organs, hearing and balance, and neuroscience and motor systems
  • Public Health: Obesity, health behavior, health psychology, health communications, and medicinal plants
  • Cell and Developmental Biology: Selector genes and cell regulation during early development
  • Biomedical Applications: Computing applications, intracellular drug delivery, and metal chemistry applications
  • Biomedical Education and Training

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