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Micah Hardge

Micah Hardge

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Public Relations Specialist

micahxh@uab.edu • (205) 645-7495

Specific beats include: School of Engineering; CORD; Department of Biology; Department of Mathematics; Department of Chemistry; Department of Physics

Jason Kirby, Ph.D.

Infrastructure implications after major flooding • Implications of the volume of rainfall • Difference between storm water sewage and drinking water systems • Damage to roads and foundations • Evacuation best practices • Insurance filing • Sustainability

Virginia Sisiopiku, Ph.D.

Traffic planning & operations • Transportation safety • Pedestrian behavior & safety • Driver distraction • Intelligent transportation systems • Sustainable transportation systems • Evacuation methods

Trygve Tollefsbol, Ph.D.

Epigenetics • Cancer origin • Diet and cancer prevention • Gene regulation • Underlying mechanisms of cancer and aging • Novel therapeutic approaches to cancer

Stephen Watts, Ph.D.

Aquatic and marine science • Aquaculture • Medical application of aquatic animal models • Aquatic nutrition science

Steve Austad, Ph.D.

The biology of aging • Evolution • Ecology of infectious diseases • Scientific communication • Longevity of life

James McClintock, Ph.D.

Polar marine biology • Climate change • Antarctic marine ecology • Ocean acidification • Invertebrate zoology • Marine invertebrate chemical ecology • Nutrition & reproduction

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