Biology in the 21st Century

It Will Change Your World


"Glass Beads Coated in Algal Extract" by Jessica Reynolds. "Glass Beads Coated in Algal Extract" by Jessica Reynolds.Want to be a doctor, dentist, optometrist, pharmacist, ecologist, genetic counselor, or a professor? Do you want to cure cancer, Ebola, or Alzheimer’s disease? Maybe you want to help endangered species, discover new viruses, work in a biotech company, be a science journalist, design eco-friendly gardens, or save the environment from the consequences of climate change. UAB’s Biology Department is the place for you.

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.”

Steven Austad.
Steven Austad.
 Chair, Department of Biology