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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

  • The “Good” Bacteria of the Cahaba Shoals

    Jennifer Edmonds is a microbial ecologist who focuses on understanding how the most diverse group of organisms on our planet — bacteria — influence the water quality of streams and wetlands. Her lab focuses on the “good” bacteria that do not cause human diseases, which includes >99% of bacterial cells in freshwater environments. Dr. Edmonds […]