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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Congratulations to BSC students recognized at Honors Day

Graduate Student Awards: The Inge and Ilouise Hill Research Fellowship – Justin Ray The Joab Langston Thomas Scholarship – Tingwei Guo Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student in Biological Sciences Fall 2017 – Elizabeth Johnson Fall 2017 – Austin Beagles Spring 2017 – Neil Gilbert Spring 2017 – John Nourse Chair’s Scholarship for Outstanding Contribution […]

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Congratulations to BSC undergraduate researchers honored at URCA

At this year’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Conference, DBS undergraduate student Joshua Goble (Kocot lab) was awarded first place in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, & Water category for his poster on “The Biodiversity of Deep-Sea Icelandic Aplacophoran Molluscs.” DBS undergraduate student Abigail Rankin (Atkinson lab) was awarded first place in the […]

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Dauphin Island Sea Lab BSC graduate students’ research recognized

Derek Tollette (Mortazavi lab) got first place prize for the student poster presentation at the Benthic Ecology Society Meeting that happened from March 27-30, 2018 in Texas (http://www.bemsociety.org/bem-2018.html) Taylor Ledford (Mortazavi lab) got the third place prize for the student poster presentation at the Graduate Student Symposium that happened from March 2-4, 2018 at the […]

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Asma Hatoum-Aslan awarded an NSF CAREER award

UA Department of Biological Sciences professor Dr. Asma Hatoum-Aslan has received an NSF CAREER Award to study the molecular events that transpire in the battle between bacteria and their viruses (called phages).  This work could lead to novel strategies to combat antibiotic-resistant infections using phages and the bacterial immune systems that defend against them. Read […]

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