Assistant Professor Positions in Ecohydrology, Macroevolutionary Comparative and Quantitative Biology, and Cellular & Molecular Physiology

The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama invites applications for three full-time (9- month) tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Ecohydrology, Macroevolutionary Comparative and Quantitative Biology, and Cellular & Molecular Physiology to begin August 2018. For the Ecohydrology position, the successful applicant will establish an extramurally funded and […]

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Assistant teaching professor positions available in Biological Sciences at UA

The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks to hire three assistant teaching professor positions for Fall 2018 start dates. These are non-tenure track renewable contract (NTRC) faculty, each with three-year contracts, subject to annual reviews.   Position 1: Assistant Teaching Professor Job # 0810897 Primary teaching duties will entail large-enrollment undergraduate […]

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Which came first, the ctenophore or the sponge? New paper co-authored by Dr. Kocot helps settle the debate.

The phylum Ctenophora (comb jellies) consists of gelatinous, planktonic marine animals. Despite their somewhat unassuming nature, a fierce debate has been raging in the scientific literature about comb jellies as a number of genome-scale studies have suggested that ctenophores, and not the morphological simple sponges, are the sister group to all other animals. A new […]

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Caldwell Lab Helps Find New Path to Parkinson’s Treatment

UA Department of Biological Sciences professors Dr. Guy Caldwell and Dr. Kim Caldwel and doctoral student Hanna Kim are co-authors on a new study that provides a molecular explanation for why it is the dopamine neurons, specifically, die in Parkinson’s patients. This work, which was published in the top journal in its field, is an […]

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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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