Thursday, 22 January 2015 08:50

Darwin Day Celebrations

The 21st Century . . . It’s Evolving

The Department of Biology, in partnership with the Department of Anthropology, will be hosting a series of free public events to celebrate Charles Darwin’s 206th birthday February 12-13.
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Thursday, 11 December 2014 10:01

Journey to the Edge: Antarctic Exploration

Jim McClintock loves his job so much that he just can’t stay away from the office. Which is pretty impressive when you consider that one of his workspaces sits 6,898 miles away from Birmingham, at Palmer Station in Antarctica.
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Ameen Barghi and Yoonhee Ryder have been named finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
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Tuesday, 04 November 2014 15:13

Biology Classes

BiologyPhage Genomics II

Time: M/W 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Denise Monti

Are you interested in hands-on research? Want to learn more about genomics and viruses? Phage Genomics II is a 4-credit, one-semester research course for undergraduate students. Didn't take Phage Genomic I? No problem. We will teach you everything you need to know to work in the lab and annotate a newly discovered virus.

If you are hard-working, enthusiastic, and want to be part of a research team, come join us every Monday and Wednesday from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Have questions? Please contact the course instructor, Dr. Denise Monti, at
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Monday, 28 July 2014 10:22

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.
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Thursday, 24 July 2014 09:51

Garden of Ideas: UAB and Sustainability

Julie Price admits that her mind has been in the gutter lately. That's because 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.”
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For most of us, Antarctica is a story of ice.

Huge, craggy mountains laced with jagged icy edges. Penguins perched on frozen knolls and ridges, fur seals, crabeater seals, and others fishing amongst the floes. And massive chunks of glaciers breaking off into the sea as the warming global temperature melts away the edges of our southernmost continent.
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In a stunning achievement, four College faculty members have been awarded CAREER Awards by the National Science Foundation. The recipients are Dr. Eugenia Kharlampieva, Chemistry; Dr. Karolina Mukhtar, Biology; and Dr. Thamar Solorio and Dr. Ragib Hasan, Computer and Information Sciences.
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Thursday, 23 January 2014 11:47

UAB Names New Chair of Biology

Steven Austad, Ph.D., has been named chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Biology. Austad comes to UAB from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he served as professor in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology and interim director of the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies.
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