Dan Warner, an assistant professor who studies ecology and evolution of reptiles in UAB’s Department of Biology, has won the 2014 George A. Bartholomew Award for distinguished contributions by a young researcher in comparative physiology, biochemistry, or functional or integrative biology.
“There is a lot of competition for this award, so I am very excited,” said Warner, who joined UAB in 2012. “The list of people who have received this before me has some pretty big names, and it’s nice to be included among them.”
The award is given by The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Warner will present highlights of his work to members of the prestigious international society at its annual meeting in Austin, Texas, in January 2014.
Warner’s integrative research explores the impact of changing environmental factors such as food and temperature on the development, survival and reproduction of brown anole lizards and painted turtles.
“Dan is a first-rate young scientist with an outstanding record of scientific productivity,” said Doug Watson, interim chair of the Department of Biology. “He is making great contributions to the teaching and research programs here at UAB and is very deserving of this prestigious national award.”