Update on Course Instruction Modes for Fall 2020 Semester

Many of you have likely received an email from the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences this morning regarding changes to course instruction for the Fall 2020 semester consistent with the recommended guidelines to promote health and safety on our campus. The Department of Biological Sciences wanted to follow up with some specific […]

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Dr. Atkinson receives NSF CAREER award

Dr. Carla Atkinson just received news that her proposal “CAREER: Functional diversity and ecosystem function provisioning by a guild of macrofaunal consumers in riverine ecosystems” was funded by the National Science Foundation Division of Environmental Biology. Her work aims to merge the characterization of the functional traits of communities of freshwater mussels, the most globally […]

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Diversity, Inclusion and Respect are core values of the Department of Biological Sciences

“At The University of Alabama our core principles include fostering a culture of inclusivity and respect for every member of our community, whether we are together in Tuscaloosa or engaging virtually throughout the world.” – President Stuart Bell Diversity, Inclusion and Respect are core values of the Department of Biological Sciences. We condemn the recent […]

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Senior Harris Bolus publishes first-author review article on Drosophila models for neurodegenerative diseases

Graduating senior student Harris Bolus (member of the Chtarbanova Lab since spring 2018) is the first author of a collaborative review article in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences that discusses the modeling of neurodegenerative diseases and neuroregeneration in the common fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. In the Chtarbanova lab, Harris’ work focused on studying the […]

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Dr. Gui Becker awarded NSF Rules of Life grant to study wildlife disease

Dr. Gui Becker was awarded funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Rules of Life funding scheme for a project titled “RoL: The Scale of Resistance: Landscape to Microbiome-level Processes Regulating Acquired Disease Resistance.” Understanding how species cope with disease in an era of global change is of fundamental importance to the field of ecology […]

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Dr. Laura Reed to receive President’s Faculty Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Reed who’s outstanding achievements in research will be recognized with a 2020 President’s Faculty Research Award in the mid-career scholars category! Read more about Dr. Reed’s research and achievements since joining the department here. Though originally scheduled for April 22, 2020, Faculty Research Day and the President’s Faculty Research Award Ceremony […]

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Drs. Atkinson and Hatoum-Aslan promoted to Associate Professor

Congratulations to Drs. Carla Atkinson and Asma Hatoum-Aslan who were awarded tenure and promoted to Associate professor!   Dr. Carla Atkinson’s research in the field of aquatic ecology is strongly oriented towards the advancement of both basic scientific understanding as well as better conservation prioritization of biodiversity and ecosystems. Dr. Atkinson’s research encompasses a broad […]

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