UAB Department of Biology professors Dr. Charles Amsler and Dr. Jim McClintock, along with co-PIs Dr. Katrin Iken (University of Alaska, Fairbanks), Dr. Aaron Galloway (University of Oregon), and Dr. Andrew Klein (Texas A&M University), secured a $880,000 NSF grant to investigate brown macroalgae in the northern portion of the western Antarctic Peninsula region.

The paper predicts the probability of basketball players achieving the prestigious honor of being granted access to the Hall of Fame. 
Underrepresented minorities make up about 30% of the U.S. population but only 5% of U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) doctorates.
Dr. Stacy Krueger-Hadfield, assistant professor in the Department of Biology, and colleague secure a $60,000 Binational Science Foundation Start-Up Grant to investigate the response to temperature and ocean acidification in the Levantine region of the Mediterranean Sea.

The premiere lecture in the new PAINTalks Speaker Series will feature Dr. Roger Fillingim, a world-renowned clinical researcher in the field of chronic pain and past-president of the American Pain Society.

Stephen A Watts has been selected to chair the organizing committee for the ORIP/DPCPSI/OD-NIH workshop on “Defining Nutrition in Zebrafish and other Biomedical Research Diets: Needs and Challenges.”

Dr. Lauren Rast, Instructor of Physics and Project Leader for UAB Physics Online Education Project, offered her particular expertise in understanding how lightning works and how to stay safe.

Follow our new series on research happening in the Department of Biology. Today's installment features recent papers from The Krueger-Hadfield Lab.

The Birmingham City Council Transportation Committee provides funding for the UAB TRIP Lab’s current driving safety community outreach efforts.

Follow our new series on research happening in the Department of Biology. Today's installment features recent papers from the Sun Lab.

Follow our new series on research happening in the Department of Biology. Today's installment features recent papers from the Morris Lab.

Follow our new series on research happening in the Department of Biology. Today's installment features recent papers from Dr. Jessica Hoffman (Postdoc in Dr. Austad’s Lab).

An amateur collector donates fossils, leading to the discovery of a new ancient sea turtle species.
April 03, 2018

They Persisted

Despite complex social, cultural, and professional trends that keep women from academic careers in the sciences and mathematics, a small percentage of female research faculty stay the course.

April 03, 2018

Across the Spectrum

Four female faculty members in the Department of Psychology study and treat Autism Spectrum Disorder.

While all wheeled toys carry some injury risk, children can still benefit from using them and getting exercise outdoors, said David Schwebel, director of the Youth Safety Lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

"Humans will over time become even more vulnerable to such attacks," warns Dr. Nitesh Saxena of UAB's Department of Computer Science.

Follow the UAB in Antarctica blog to learn more about research and what it is like to travel to Earth's southernmost continent.
By developing a standardized set of aging resilience tests, a UAB biologist aims to identify predictors of long healthspan.
This understanding could help commercial crops resist pathogens and drought.
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