Doctors Ciesla, Chtarbanova and Maitra were informed that NIH is funding their proposal. The project titled “Centella asiatica effects on neuroinflammatory responses in Drosophila models of acute inflammation and aging” is a two-year project with a total amount of $149,000. The project will help BENFRA Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Center at OHSU to investigate biological activity of a preparation they have formulated there. Data generated in this two-year project will lead to a subsequent R01 submitted together with OHSU. Project […]
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Dr. Kevin Kocot has been notified that an NSF proposal he submitted with Dr. Sarah Gerken (University of Alaska Anchorage) has been selected for funding. This award is for $757K with Dr. Kocot’s share being $413K. This three-year award started this August. Details: NSF. Collaborative Research: ANT LIA Cumacean -Omics to Measure Mode of Adaptation to Antarctica (COMMAA) (total amount: $757,226). Kocot share: $413,773. Co-PI: Dr. Sarah Gerken (University of Alaska Anchorage). Timeframe: 8/15/2022 to 07/31/2026 (36 months). The overarching […]
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Dr. Heinrich and his team just received news that their proposal “Evolving the culture of biology: Promoting graduate teaching assistant professional development to foster inclusion, efficacy, and evidence-based practices” was funded by the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education. The project focuses on developing training for graduate teaching assistants (TAs) to engage in intentional, inclusive, evidence-based teaching practices. Most undergraduates that begin college intending to earn a STEM degree drop out of their STEM programs before graduating. This may […]
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Congratulations to Dr. Greg Starr who was selected as an Alabama Water Institute Distinguished Faculty Fellow! His fellowship will start August 16, 2022 and end August 15, 2025.
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A new study in the journal npj Parkinson’s Disease co-authored by BSC PhD student Jenny Thies and Drs. Guy and Kim Caldwell has identified an enzyme in fatty acid production as a new target to help fight Parkinson’s Disease. Read UA News coverage of the paper and the paper itself. Congratulations to the Worm Shack!
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Dr. Kaleb Heinrich, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, will be recognized by The College of Arts and Sciences during the first A&S faculty meeting of the fall semester. As a member of the A&S Teaching Fellows Committee, Dr. Heinrich will be part of a teaching advisory board, serve as a mentor for other faculty members, provide advice on the assessment of teaching, participate in new faculty orientation, and work with the College in other ways to improve […]
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Over 60% world’s streams and rivers go dry on annual basis. Even here Alabama, one of the wettest places in the US, at least 40% of our stream miles go dry regularly. However, compared to their perennially flowing counterparts, we know very little about streams that go dry and how they impact downstream aquatic biodiversity, drinking water resources, or water quality. In a new study, Nate Jones (BSC Assistant Professor, ecohydrology.ua.edu) and colleagues quantified gaps in stream gauge network across […]
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Congratulations to Jacob Dybiec, who was selected for the new class of NOAA’s Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellows! As part of the Fellowship, he will conduct research at the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Read more about the fellowship here.
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