Dr. Gui Becker awarded NSF grant to study impacts of rainfall variability on wildlife disease transmission

Dr. Gui Becker has been awarded an NSF grant as lead PI to study the impacts of rainfall variability on wildlife disease transmission. The project titled” Linking Host Life History, Movement Ecology, and Climate to Predict Epizootics in Megadiverse Tropical Amphibian Communities” is global in scope, with field sites in three megadiverse tropical regions: Brazil, […]

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Update on Course Instruction Modes for Fall 2020 Semester

Many of you have likely received an email from the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences this morning regarding changes to course instruction for the Fall 2020 semester consistent with the recommended guidelines to promote health and safety on our campus. The Department of Biological Sciences wanted to follow up with some specific […]

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Dr. Atkinson receives NSF CAREER award

Dr. Carla Atkinson just received news that her proposal “CAREER: Functional diversity and ecosystem function provisioning by a guild of macrofaunal consumers in riverine ecosystems” was funded by the National Science Foundation Division of Environmental Biology. Her work aims to merge the characterization of the functional traits of communities of freshwater mussels, the most globally […]

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Diversity, Inclusion and Respect are core values of the Department of Biological Sciences

“At The University of Alabama our core principles include fostering a culture of inclusivity and respect for every member of our community, whether we are together in Tuscaloosa or engaging virtually throughout the world.” – President Stuart Bell Diversity, Inclusion and Respect are core values of the Department of Biological Sciences. We condemn the recent […]

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Senior Harris Bolus publishes first-author review article on Drosophila models for neurodegenerative diseases

Graduating senior student Harris Bolus (member of the Chtarbanova Lab since spring 2018) is the first author of a collaborative review article in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences that discusses the modeling of neurodegenerative diseases and neuroregeneration in the common fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. In the Chtarbanova lab, Harris’ work focused on studying the […]

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Dr. Gui Becker awarded NSF Rules of Life grant to study wildlife disease

Dr. Gui Becker was awarded funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Rules of Life funding scheme for a project titled “RoL: The Scale of Resistance: Landscape to Microbiome-level Processes Regulating Acquired Disease Resistance.” Understanding how species cope with disease in an era of global change is of fundamental importance to the field of ecology […]

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