Two open instructor positions

The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks to hire two instructors for 9-month non-tenure track positions. The appointments will be on a one-year contract. The successful applicants will teach non-majors Introductory Biology, non-majors Human Anatomy and Physiology and/or related lab course sections. Other teaching duties associated with the Introductory Biology or […]

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Congratulations to BSC students recognized with awards this year

GRADUATE AWARDS Joab Langston Thomas Scholarship – Bryan MacNeill, Sontosh Deb Ralph L. Chermock Prize – Weslsy Neely, Vanessa Marshall Graham Prize – Jennie Thies, John Sutton Bishop-Stackman Marine Science Endowed Scholarship – Taylor Ledford, Matteo Monti Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student in Biological Sciences Spring 2020 – M’Kayla Motley, Frank Gigliotti Outstanding Teaching […]

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Congratulations to Brooke Fitzwater and Delaney Peterson for receiving an Honorable Mention on their NSF GRFP proposals!

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based graduate degrees at accredited US institutions. The Department of Biological Sciences is very proud of Brooke Fitzwater and Delaney Peterson for receiving an Honorable Mention on their proposals. NSF GRFP Honorable Mention Awardees are […]

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Model‐based genotype and ancestry estimation for potential hybrids with mixed‐ploidy paper co-authored by Paula Adams

Paula Adams, Ph.D. candidate, was a co-author on “Model‐based genotype and ancestry estimation for potential hybrids with mixed‐ploidy” recently published in Molecular Ecology Resources. This paper presents a software package (ENTROPY) that extends our ability to detect hybrids in populations with mixed-ploidy. Previous work has established methods to assign genome ancestry in haploid and diploid […]

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The STEM Garden: Replacing the leaky pipeline [metaphor]

Rebecca Varney, PhD candidate, and Kaleb Heinrich, assistant professor of biology education, have published an article in The Teaching Professor – a journal intended to help college faculty improve their teaching, share best practices, and stay current on the latest pedagogical research. The classic “leaky pipeline” has been justifiably criticized, but now more than ever […]

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Registration for the 2021 Bama Biology Bootcamp is open

Bama Biology Bootcamp (B³) is a one-week intensive program run by the Department of Biological Sciences for students enrolled in or planning to enroll in BSC 114 or 118. Its purpose is to help students make a successful transition from the expectations of high school to those of university, setting the stage for a great […]

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Newly published research from the Caldwell lab suggests an answer to a long-standing medical mystery

Newly published research from the lab of Drs. Guy and Kim Caldwell (a.k.a., The Worm Shack) suggests an answer to a long-standing medical mystery: specifically, why it is that tobacco smoking, a well known risk factor for a variety of diseases, actually protects individuals from Parkinson’s Disease?  This research, led by UA Biological Sciences Ph.D. candidate, Brucker Nourse, and performed in […]

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