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Ben Nelson

DMV, Professor of Biology

New Mexico Highlands University

Email: nelson_ben@nmhu.edu

Overview

Research Interests

Antibiotic Resistance
Biomedical Research

Education

Texas A&M University, DVM, 1974 (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)

Professional Experience

1995 – 2000 Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, New Mexico Highlands University
1993 – 1995 Adjunct Professor of Biology, New Mexico Highlands University
1974 – present Own and operate Las Vegas-San Miguel Veterinary Hospital
1974 – present Practice of Veterinary Medicine – General Practice – Las Vegas, NM
1983 – present Veterinarian for NMHU, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
2003 – present Discipline coordinator for Biology Department
  1. Active practice of veterinary medicine since August 1974.
  2. 31 years experience including practical mammalian physiology, pathology, endocrinology, parasitology, theriogenology, pharmacology, embryo transfer, ultrasound, endoscopy, radiology, anesthesiology, general surgery, as well as client and personnel skills. From 1974 to 1995, averaged 70 to 80 hours per week in veterinary practice.
  3. In 1995, joined the biology faculty at New Mexico Highlands University in a visiting professor position, decreasing private practice hospital duties.

Personal Interests

Fishing & Hunting
Sports

Publications

1. Nelson BS, Huchton J, Claycomb D, Greene H, Hacker J, Nelson C, Shin M, Tenorio E, Woodard E. Survey of presence of Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidia in various wildlife in the Los Alamos National Laboratory area, University of California Directed Research and Development Activities, 1999.
2. Hacker JE, Ortiz DA, Upshaw KR, Nelson BS, Greene ER, Postprandial central and regional blood flows in children and adolescents, New Mexico Journal of Science, vol. 40, no. 1, 2000.
3. Houtchens DC, Leyba MJ, Ortega SA, Romero LA, Ortiz DA, Fritz Kr, Hayward WA, Greene ER, Acute effects of oral tobacco on human central and regional blood flows in chronic users. FASEB 1999; 13(4): A433.
4.. Tenorio E, Nelson BS, Oral tobacco effects on the cardiovascular system, AMP Conference, Las Cruces, NM, September 2000
5. Ortiz DA, Upshaw KR, Hacker JE, Nelson BS, Greene ER. Postprandial central and regional blood flows in children and adolescents. FASEB 2001;15(5):A1122.
6. Flores PA, Burnquist AM, Tenorio EB, Ortiz DA, Greene ER. Common carotid blood flows during ergometer exercise in children and adolescents. FASEB 2001; 15(5):A790.
7. PA Flores, CE Becker, AM Latch, MM Martinez, MS Esquibel, MS Amick, BS Nelson, KR Fritz, ER Greene. Central and regional blood flows during orthostatic stress in children. FASEB 2002;
8. MJ Montano, GC Ortiz, RA Castillo, MS Amick, BS Nelson, ER Greene. Carotid blood flow during Ergometer exercise: effects of endurance exercise training. FASEB 2003, 813.17

Presentations

Research & Grants

  • 1995 – NMHU Faculty Research Grant – $1490.00 – Evaluation of the Occurrence and Source of Giardia sp. And Cryptosporidia sp. in Streams and Wildlife of North central New Mexico.
  • 1995 – Co-P.I. – CIMD Grant – $2,759.00 – Effects of Elk Populations on Northern New Mexico Environment.
  • 1995 – Co-P.I. – AMP Grant – $1,200.00 – Effects of Elk Populations on Northern New Mexico Environment.
  • 1996 – Bridges student poster presentation.
  • 1996 – NMHU Faculty Research Grant – $1490.00 – (continuation) Evaluation of the Occurrence and Source of Giardia sp. and Cryptosporidia sp. in Streams and Wildlife of the Mountains of North central New Mexico.
  • 1997 – Bridges student poster presentation.
  • 1998 -LANL Partnership Grant ($25000) Survey of the Occurrence of Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidia sp. in Wildlife On Los Alamos National Laboratory Lands.
  • 1999 – AMP grants – supervised two students.
  • 2000-2003 – Levels of antimicrobial resistance in E coli and Salmonella isolated from cattle and elk, graduate student research
  • 2002-2003 – Influence of Land Use and Forest Wildfires on Waterborne Pathogens and Water Quality
  • 2003-present – Levels of antimicrobial resistance in E coli and Salmonella isolated from Gallinas watershed, graduate & undergraduate student research

Appearances

Awards

Phi Kappa Phi 2005 NMHU Professor of the Year

Professional Organizations

American Veterinary Medical Association, 1974-present
American Association of Bovine Practioners, 1974-present
American Association of Equine Practioners, 1974-present
Society for Thereiogenology, 1989-present
Academy of Veterinary Consultants, 1989-present
New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association, 1974-present
Society for Range Management, 1992-present
Texas Veterinary Medical Association – 1974-present

Courses

Courses Taught (NMHU) 1993-2005

Biology I (undergrad, non-majors) (includes labs)
Biology II (undergrad, majors) (includes labs)
Vertebrate Physiology (undergrad & graduate) (includes labs)
Human A&P 131 (undergraduate) (includes labs)
Human A&P 132 (undergraduate) (includes labs)
Animal Structure & Function (undergraduate) (includes labs)
Endocrinology (undergrad & graduate) (includes labs)
Histology (undergrad & graduate) (includes labs)
Immunology (undergrad & graduate)
Pathogenic Microbiology (undergrad & graduate) (includes labs)
General Microbiology (undergrad) (includes labs)
Parasitology (undergrad & graduate) (includes labs)
Wildlife Diseases (undergrad & graduate)
Marine Biology (undergrad & graduate)
Livestock Management (undergrad & graduate)
Animal Nutrition (undergrad & graduate)
Evolutionary Biology (graduate course)
Environmental Physiology (graduate course)
Advanced Cell Biology (graduate course)
Evolution (graduate and undergraduate)
Physics lab
Research Methods
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