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In August 1971, Janice Roberts became the second woman to graduate with a master’s degree from UAB’s Department of Biology.

On June 5, 1971, Nancy Love became the first woman to receive a master’s degree from the Department of Biology.

In 1986, Dr. Vithal Ghanta joined the Department of Biology as an Associate Professor, making her the department’s first female tenured faculty member. In 1989, she was promoted to full professor. Dr. Ghanta has spent the past 33 years advancing the department’s research and teaching.

In June 1970, Mary Shepherd received her diploma from UAB, making her the first woman to ever graduate with a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Biology!

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.

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.
Dr. Stacy Krueger-Hadfield, assistant professor in the Department of Biology, was selected as the 2018 Norma J. Lang Early Career Fellow from the Phycological Society of America.

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.”

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

UAB Disability Support Services (DSS) named this year’s winners of the Spring 2018 Faculty Awards. They are Mickie Powell (Ph.D.) and Robin Lorenz (M.D., Ph.D.).

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).

How are proteins in the cells of a flowering plant similar to social networks on Twitter or Facebook?

Stephen A Watts, Ph.D, a professor in the Department of Biology, 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.”

Graying hair is linked to innate immune response, activation of which can decrease pigmentation in hair.
Scientists believe this species existed in the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 100 to 66 million years ago.
An amateur collector donates fossils, leading to the discovery of a new ancient sea turtle species.
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