The Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology plays an important role in Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) at the University of New Mexico Medical School. MGM is responsible for coordinating the Immunology content in the Foundations of Medical Sciences (FMS) block in Phase I of the UME curriculum. MGM faculty give the majority of lectures in this course, they serve as tutors during problem-based learning sessions, and they facilitate team-based learning sessions. Dr. Bryce Chackerian, a Professor in MGM, serves as co-chair of the FMS block.
MGM faculty participate in all aspects of the BSGP, including as faculty mentors, as participants in the BSGP curriculum, and as members of the BSGP steering committee. Dr. David Peabody, a Professor in MGM, is the director of the BSGP program. Are you interested in graduate work in an MGM laboratory? See the BSGP website for application information.
MGM has a twice monthly works-in-progress (WIP) seminar series in which students and post-docs from the department can present their research in a lively, supportive, and interactive environment. The WIP is held at 3pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.
MGM faculty, post-docs, and students participate in weekly Immunology and Virology Journal Clubs during the academic year. Interested? Contact Dr. Xuexian Yang (Immunology) or Dr. Michelle Ozbun (Virology) for more details.