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Rajesh Kana, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and colleagues are the first to combine three different measures of the brain to distinguish people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from matched, typically developing peers.
As a result of the quality of his scholarship and impact on his field, UAB Department of Biology professor Trygve Tollefsbol was named the recipient of the Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.
Leading scientists and engineers from around the nation and from the University of Alabama at Birmingham will gather for a symposium on the brain-machine interface at the 2015 Bevill Neuroscience Symposium.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Antarctic marine research team set sail today from Punta Arenas, Chile, for a research expedition to the White Continent.
To address the myriad factors companies face in the battle against cyber attacks, UAB’s UAB Center for Cyber Security, will be a partner in the upcoming Connected World Conference, presented by Connected World magazine.
Nine years ago, the University of Alabama at Birmingham had an aha moment: Create an undergraduate neuroscience major that would link the medical and university portions of UAB and produce skilled young researchers destined for medical school or top graduate programs.
Austin Luker, one of the earliest undergraduate neuroscience majors, graduated summa cum laude from UAB and is now a fourth-year student in the UAB School of Medicine.
January 22, 2015

Darwin Day Celebrations

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.
UAB biology professor Thane Wibbels' turtles are a model to try to answer a key question: How does temperature determine whether a turtle embryo turns into a male or a female? 
University of Alabama at Birmingham psychology professor Robert Sorge, Ph.D., recently published findings in Nature Methodsthat indicate the smell of male researchers causes a stress response that suppresses pain in mice and rats, while women have no effect on the test subjects.
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.
In a study published in the most recent issue of Sociometrics, Dr. J. Heith Copes of the Department of Justice Sciences was identified as one of the “Top 100” most prolific and most cited criminologists in the world over the period 2009-2013.
UAB scientists like Jarred Younger, probing the full capability of the brain, are interested in teaching it new ways of interacting with the human body.
Lindsay Sutton could have taken her UAB doctoral degree in developmental psychology, accepted a job offer in Washington, D.C., and spent her career following the typical path of most developmental psychologists into government or academia. Instead, she took a more colorful, unconventional route, signing up with an advertising agency.
October 14, 2014

Meet Bliss Chang (Video)

Bliss Chang is pursuing double majors in Biochemistry and Biology. He is a member of the Science and Technology Honors Program and conducts research in the labs of Dr. Elizabeth Sztul and Dr. Jamil Saad.
Chemistry graduate student Clarissa L. Weaver won first place in the 2014 Structural Biology Symposium Poster Competition.
As an National Science Foundation (NSF) rotator and UAB polar research scientist, Dr. Amsler is currently serving as the Program Manager of the Organisms and Ecosystems Program for the Section of Antarctic S sciences under the Directorate of Geosciences at the National Science Foundation.
Take a video tour of the Biobehavioral Pain Research Lab at UAB with director Burel Goodin, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychology.
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