DBS Faculty Awarded NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity on Freshwater Mussels

The National Science Foundation has funded a $1.8 million Dimensions of Biodiversity award to UA faculty Carla Atkinson and Jeff Lozier and collaborators at the University of Mississippi to study the evolutionary ecology of freshwater mussels. Learn more about the project at http://mussels.ua.edu/. […]

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Dr. Secor’s Laboratory of Evolutionary and Integrative Physiology featured in Lab Manger

Although flies, mice, and rabbits might be the first laboratory research organisms that come to mind, the Laboratory of Evolutionary and Integrative Physiology led by Dr. Stephen Secor employs an atypical but very useful laboratory species – the Burmese python – as a research model. Learn about this remarkable species and how the Secor lab […]

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Fall 2018 Seminar Schedule

DBS seminars are on Fridays from 12 – 1 PM in 2006 North Lawn. Date Speaker Speaker’s Institution Host Faculty/Advisor 08/24/18 Nate Swenson University of Maryland Atkinson 09/07/18 Jason Rohr University of South Florida G. Becker 09/14/18 Steve Saul Arizona State Ferguson 09/21/18 Alexis Janosik The University of West Florida Kocot 09/28/18 Kevin Kuehn Southern […]

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Bama Biology Bootcamp for incoming BSC majors (and others) 8/11-8/17

Bama Biology Bootcamp (B³) is a one-week (August 11th – 17th, 2018) intensive program for incoming Biological Sciences majors and other freshmen enrolled in  BSC114 or 118 for the Fall 2018 semester. Its purpose is to help first year college students make a successful transition from the expectations of high school to those of college, setting the […]

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UA BSC Students, Brucker Nourse and Lacey Kennedy, author commentaries on new animal models on neurological disease as an outcome of graduate course

As part of a graduate level course (BSC 666) at The University of Alabama taught by Prof. Guy Caldwell) on current topics related to use of animal and cellular model systems in studies of human disease, students were assigned papers in press at the scientific journal, Disease Models and Mechanisms to write previews that would highlight […]

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Ferguson lab helps answer how deadly virus moves among Pacific salmon, trout

UA Department of Biological Sciences assistant professor Dr. Paige Ferguson is the lead author on a new study that focuses on the transmission of infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus, which can cause up to 90% mortality of juvenile hatchery fish. Ferguson’s model estimates the relative role of multiple transmission pathways and the probability of infection associated […]

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Asma Hatoum-Aslan and Christina Staudhammer receive President’s Faculty Research Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Christina Staudhammer and Dr. Asma Hatoum-Aslan, whose outstanding contributions to research were recognized with President’s Faculty Research Awards.   Dr. Staudhammer was the recipient of a Senior Investigator award in the Physical and Biological Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering category. The Staudhammer lab focuses on quantitative research in ecological systems, with interdisciplinary research […]

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Congratulations to BSC undergraduate researchers honored at URSCA

At this year’s Summit for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA), several department of Biological Sciences undergraduate researchers were recognized for their outstanding research. DBS undergraduate Nathan Moniz (Kim and Guy Caldwell lab) won second place for the oral presentation entitled “Identifying the Intrinsic Modulators of Neuronal Resilience in C. elegans PD Model.” DBS undergraduate […]

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