Research by O’Donnell lab sheds light on how neurotransmitters modulate our need for personal space.

An team of researchers including Department of Biological Science’s chair Dr. Janis O’Donnell and recently graduated  students Rami Ajjuri and Matthew Lollar has published a new paper in Biology Letters showing how varying levels of a chemical found in the brain of fruit flies can affect their responses to social interactions. Specifically, the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is […]

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BSC graduate students Tollette and Ledford receive awards from Alabama Water Resources Association

Department of Biological Sciences graduate students Derek Tollette and Taylor Ledford, who study at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, received the 1st and 2nd place awards, respectively, for their poster presentations at the Alabama Water Resources Association Conference held on September 7-8 in Perdido Beach.  The Alabama Water Resources Conference is the premiere water conference in […]

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Dr. Chtarbanova’s research on NF-κB Immunity’s impact on neurodegeneration and lifespan published in Cell Reports

An international team including the Department of Biological Science’s Dr. Stanislava’s Chtarbanova has published a new paper in Cell Reports showing a dual role for the brain immune system in neurodegenration and lifespan extension in the model organism Drosophila. Read it at Cell Reports. […]

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Marcus lab students Elan Strange and Lacey Kennedy earn first place awards for presentations at scientific conference

Two student researchers in Dr. Stevan Marcus’s lab, Elan Strange (M.S. student) and Lacey Kennedy (B.S. student), earned first place awards for their presentations at the 2017 Southeastern Regional Yeast Meeting. Elan earned first place in the graduate student oral presentation category for his talk entitled “The CDP-ethanolamine branch of the Kennedy Pathway plays a […]

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Dr. Katrina Ramonell recognized with the Morris L Mayer Award

Associate Professor Katrina Ramonell has been presented with the Morris L Mayer Award, which recognizes a member of the faculty who exemplifies the life of Dr. Morris L. Mayer: selfless and significant service and leadership for the UA community and significant contributions to student life and integrity. Dr. Ramonell was recognized on Honors Day 2017 for her […]

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Winners of the 2017 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference

The research accomplishments of the following students were recognized at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference on 30 March 2017. Oral presentations 1st place Samuel Stanley Faculty mentors: Kim Caldwell and Guy Caldwell Investigation of dopamine neuron degeneration as a consequence of microbiome-derived bacterial metabolites 3rd place Zain Aryanpour Faculty Mentor: Stevan Marcus Investigating […]

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