Congratulations to Dr. Greg Starr who was selected as an Alabama Water Institute Distinguished Faculty Fellow! His fellowship will start August 16, 2022 and end August 15, 2025.
A new study in the journal npj Parkinson’s Disease co-authored by BSC PhD student Jenny Thies and Drs. Guy and Kim Caldwell has identified an enzyme in fatty acid production as a new target to help fight Parkinson’s Disease. Read UA News coverage of the paper and the paper itself. Congratulations to the Worm Shack!
Dr. Kaleb Heinrich, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, will be recognized by The College of Arts and Sciences during the first A&S faculty meeting of the fall semester. As a member of the A&S Teaching Fellows Committee, Dr. Heinrich will be part of a teaching advisory board, serve as a mentor for other faculty members, provide advice on the assessment of teaching, participate in new faculty orientation, and work with the College in other ways to improve […]
Over 60% world’s streams and rivers go dry on annual basis. Even here Alabama, one of the wettest places in the US, at least 40% of our stream miles go dry regularly. However, compared to their perennially flowing counterparts, we know very little about streams that go dry and how they impact downstream aquatic biodiversity, drinking water resources, or water quality. In a new study, Nate Jones (BSC Assistant Professor, ecohydrology.ua.edu) and colleagues quantified gaps in stream gauge network across […]
Biology Majors Teach Hands-on Biome Lesson to 8th Grade Northridge Middle School Students To Celebrate Earth Day 2022
Congratulations to Jacob Dybiec, who was selected for the new class of NOAA’s Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellows! As part of the Fellowship, he will conduct research at the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Read more about the fellowship here.
Aquatic biology has long been a strength of the Department of Biological Sciences. This year the department was represented by 29 presentations at the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) in Grand Rapids, MI! A photo of the UA BSC crew at the conference and the schedule of talks from the meeting are below.
In 1976, The University of Alabama National Alumni Association began to annually recognize four faculty members at the Capstone who demonstrate “Outstanding Commitment to Teaching.” The awards are based on the faculty members’ commitment to teaching and the impact they have had on students through the teaching and learning process. Dr. Michael McKain is an outstanding instructor who goes above and beyond in his teaching efforts in the classroom and in the laboratory with his graduate and undergraduate students. Congratulations […]
The Biological Sciences Graduate Student Seminar Symposium took place on April 23rd, 2022. Eleven graduate students gave oral presentations and graduate and undergraduate students in the department presented their research in the poster session. Congratulations to our two winners! Best undergraduate poster (the golden 96-well plate) Julia Mamana Atrazine based Spectracide® induced Parkinsonian Symptoms and Changes in Diurnal Activity Pattern in Drosophila melanogaster as a Human Disease Model: Does Spectracide® Causes Neurodegeneration? Best graduate poster (the golden pipette) Matthew Shockey Using Hydrogeomorphic Characteristics to […]
Congratulations to Kieran McKeag, a MS student in the Ferguson lab! He is on the UA Track and Field team, and at a competition Saturday he threw 71.53 meters in hammer throw. This was the best mark by a collegian in the men’s hammer, ranking him third nationally!