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MOLB Location

Chemistry & Biochemistry Building
MOLB Location

MOLB Research Laboratory Bench

Workspace
MOLB Research Laboratory Bench

MOLB Research Lab

Laboratory Location
MOLB Research Lab

ABI Prism 7700

Equipment in the MOLB Lab
ABI Prism 7700

ABI 3130xL Genetic Analyzer

Looking inside the equipment in the MOLB Lab
ABI 3130xL Genetic Analyzer

ABI 3130xL Genetic Analyzer

Equipment in the MOLB Lab
ABI 3130xL Genetic Analyzer

Computer Lab White Board

White board with equation at the front of the computer lab
Computer Lab White Board

DNA Models

Large plastic models of DNA strands
DNA Models

Computer Lab

Student workspace
Computer Lab

Undergraduate Minor in Molecular Biology

The Molecular Biology Program offers opportunities for students to gain theoretical training and hands-on experience in the methods of molecular biology, cellular biology, and/or bioinformatics. A formal undergraduate minor in Molecular Biology is offered and is described below; a grade of C or better is required to certify the courses. A minor in Bioinformatics is currently under development; for planning purposes, please refer to the program office for the most recent drafts of the Bioinformatics minor requirements.

This program consists of a minimum of 18 hours, distributed through five or six areas.

1) Organic Chemistry - Four or five hours from: 

 
CHEM 314 & 315 (lab)
   
Organic Chemistry II
   
3 + 2 credits
 
CHEM 211
Organic Chemistry
4 credits


2) Introductory Genetics - Three hours:

BIOL / AGRO / ANSC / HORT 305
                               
Principles of Genetics 
3 credits


3) Introductory Biochemistry - Three hours from:

BCHE 341
Survey of Biochemistry
3 credits (without lab)
BCHE 395
Biochemistry
3 credits


4) Cell Biology - Three hours from:

BIOL 377
Cell Biology
3 credits
BIOL 490
Neurobiology
3 credits


5) Advanced Genetics - Three hours from:

BCHE 396
Biochemistry & Biotechnology
3 credits
AGRO/HORT/MOLB 486
Intermediate Genetics
3 credits
BIOL 478
Molecular Genetics of Microorganisms
3 credits


6) Additional Advanced Courses - Additional credit hours from the following, or additional courses from any of the above five areas, as needed to meet a minimum of 18 credit hours:

AGRO/BIOL 305L
Genetics Techniques
1 credits
BIOL 467
Evolution
3 credits
BIOL/AGRO/HORT/EPWS 464
Plant Molecular Physiology
3 credits
BIOL 451
Physiology of Microorganisms
3 credits
BIOL 477
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
3 credits
BCHE 446
Intermediary Metabolism & Metabolic Reg
3 credits
TOX 461
Toxicology I
3 credits
BCHE/MOLB 494
Techniques in Genetic Engineering
4 credits
BIOL 321
Microbiological Methods
2 credits
BIOL 475
Virology
3 credits
BIOL 474
Immunology
3 credits

Successful completion of the minor will be certified by the Molecular Biology Program. A grade of "C" or better is required of all minor courses.

Revised Date: 10/11

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MOLB Contact Information

Physical Address
Molecular Biology Program
Chemistry & Biochemistry Bldg.
Room 362
New Mexico State University
1175 N Horseshoe St
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Mailing Address:
Molecular Biology Program
New Mexico State University
MSC 3MLS P O Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001