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to the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama. At this site you will find information about undergraduate degrees, courses and programs, and contact information for faculty, staff, and graduate students. You will also find descriptions of faculty research programs, and graduate programs in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics and Molecular and Cellular Biology.



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Research Spotlight

  • Do these genes make me look fat?

    Dr. Reed’s lab uses genomic technologies and statistical genetics to assess the relative contribution of diet and genetic variation to metabolic disease in natural populations.  The fruit fly is used as a model of Metabolic Syndrome, a condition effecting greater than 30% of (human) Americans.  Metabolic Syndrome is typified by obesity and insulin resistance and […]