Displaying items by tag: department of biology student news

Ryan Roque, an undergraduate Biology major in the UAB Global and Community Leadership Honors Program, plans to use the funding to explore how the growth hormone gene affects the muscular development of zebra-fish.
The highly-selective program provides fully-paid summer research opportunities for students at some of the country's premier institutions.
Biology major Alex Dawson, a junior in Dr. Shahid Mukhtar’s lab, received the Dean’s Award for a poster he presented at the University of West Alabama’s 6th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in March 2017. Dawson was one of more than 40 undergraduate students to present a research project at the regional symposium.
Four individuals and one student organization were honored with the President’s Diversity Champion Award for their work to create a more culturally diverse, inclusive university community.
Unmanned aerial vehicles have many uses: flying cameras, weapons, even delivery vehicles for online retailers. But why stop there? Discover how UAB students are putting drones to work to help save lives and reveal the secrets of an endangered sea turtle.
Isabella Mak of Dothan and Eli Ussery of Columbus, Georgia, have been named Mr. and Ms. UAB, and Lakshmi Subramani of Madison and Daniel Alejandro Mendoza of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, were named first alternates.
UAB students are inventing new uses for unmanned aerial vehicles—UAVs or drones—employing them to reveal nature’s secrets and even save lives.
October 07, 2016

2016 Mr. & Ms. UAB Finalists

Nine of the 2016 Mr. & Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition finalists are students in College of Arts and Sciences departments and programs including Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Social Work.
The evidence found suggests the earliest ancestors of modern sea turtles may have come from the Deep South.
Intrepid students are exchanging their textbooks for a world atlas, studying sustainability in the Netherlands, Spanish in Costa Rica—even marine ecology in Antarctica. UAB Education Abroad students and faculty describe the life-changing thrill of travel and share the discoveries and insights they have brought home.
Kids often acquire S. mutans, a cavity-causing bacterium from nonfamily members, researchers report at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting.
UAB graduate student Elizabeth Bevan is using drones to document previously unexplored habits of turtles in the Gulf of Mexico.
Elizabeth Bevan receives $15,000 award to continue marine research in pursuit of doctoral degree at UAB.
Rebecca Massey's Pre-Med Partners program trains UAB student mentors to help underrepresented Birmingham high school students who are interested in medicine prep for college success.
You are invited to the Biology Department's Spring 2016 Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. Please RSVP to Morgan Burke if you wish to attend.
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