Biology in the 21st Century
It Will Change Your World
From personalized medicine to the conquest of diseases, from the discovery of new microbes and how they affect us to uncovering secrets of the complex inner workings of our cells, from investigating the consequences of climate change to how to manage our changing environment, and from gaining new insights into the diversity and evolution of life on earth to perhaps other planets, it all starts here in the Department of Biology at UAB.
Our world-class scientists provide world-class training. We place more undergraduates in health-related professional schools and in nationwide PhD programs than any department in any university in Alabama. We provide a wide range of hands-on research activities for our students, including a broad range of laboratory opportunities as well as the possibility of fieldwork at remote sites such as the Bahamas, Costa Rica, the Galápagos Islands, and Antarctica. Our graduate students go on to distinguished careers in many fields and win national prizes for their research.
So come on inside our web site. Look around. Feel the excitement. You truly will find “knowledge that will change your world.”
Real Research — Real Rewards
Biology major Quincy Jones and two other undergraduates were awarded prestigious Merck Fellowships for their research on aging and the brain.
Like all respectful award winners, senior Quincy Jones, one of three new UNCF Merck Fellows at UAB, would like to thank the people who helped him win.
“I work in the lab of Dr. Lori McMahon in the Deptartment of Cellular Development and Integrative Biology,” Jones explains.
Garden of Ideas: Biology Grad Student Heads UAB Sustainability
Julie Price, Ph.D., will admit that her mind has been in the gutter lately. She’s figuring out how to funnel the abundant rain that falls upon UAB and repurpose it for watering campus green spaces.
“It doesn’t make sense to spend time and money to clean water for drinking and then throw it out on the lawn,” says Price, appointed UAB’s inaugural sustainability coordinator in 2013. “We’re taking a different stance and treating stormwater like a resource.”