Discoveries magnifying glass square green backgroundHappy Hour will be the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at rotating Birmingham breweries and bars. Coffee Break will be the last Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. at The Abbey Coffee Shop in Avondale.

Allie WidmanMajor Depressive Disorder (MDD) is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States. Allie Widman, a 5th year Neuroscience Ph.D. student at UAB, examines the antidepressant effects of ketamine on the brain.

arthur totten headshot squareArthur Totten, a PhD candidate in Microbiology and an asthmatic himself, studies how allergy sufferers react to bacterial infections. At his Discoveries in the Making presentation at Homewood Public Library on September 8, Arthur talked about a pathogen only found in humans called Mycoplasmas Pneumoniae (Mpn) – bacteria that causes walking pneumonia.