New Biological Sciences M.A. program announced

Starting in August 2019, Biological Sciences will offer a new Master of Arts (M.A.) program. This is a coursework-only degree designed for individuals who wish to enhance their knowledge of foundational concepts in Biological Sciences and gain practical hands-on training in laboratory techniques, data analysis and presentation as well as scientific pedagogical practices. This degree […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Nelson, recipient of the 2019 SFS Hynes Award

Dr. Daniel Nelson, a former Ph.D. student in Dr. Benstead’s lab who graduated from UA in 2016, has been awarded the prestigious Society of Freshwater Studies Hynes Award for New Investigators for his work on the effects of climate change on freshwater ecosystems. Read about Dr. Nelson’s work and the award here. […]

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New Caldwell Lab publication on cover of Human Molecular Genetics

Congratulations to Ed Griffin and Xiaohui Yan of the Caldwell Lab for their article being selected as the cover of Human Molecular Genetics! “Distinct functional roles of Vps41-mediated neuroprotection in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease models of neurodegeneration” carries the official publication date of December 15th – happy graduation day indeed! https://academic.oup.com/hmg/article/27/24/4176/5079033 […]

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Homecoming Outreach Event

Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences has a tent on the quad during the pre-homecoming football game festivities. As always, Biological Sciences was there this year to share our research with students and the public. We couldn’t do it without our amazing graduate students and their enthusiasm for science!      […]

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McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars announcement

The McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars offers a minor in interdisciplinary studies on medicine to a small cohort of aspiring physicians. McCollough scholars form a living-learning community investigating big picture questions about the art of medicine. The McCollough Scholars program would likely be of interest to incoming biology majors interested in medicine. More details are […]

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Chtarbanova Lab examines link between brain tumor and neurodegeneration in the model organism Drosophila

In this collaborative work, Dr. Chtarbanova and colleagues discover a novel mutation in the gene brat, that leads to the formation of brain tumors and progressive, age-dependent neurodegeneration. Although cancer and neurodegeneration appear as two very different diseases, they share the disruption of common cellular pathways. This novel fly mutant could serve as an excellent […]

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