UAB professor honored with distinguished appointment in geographical exploration

The Explorers Club chose UAB’s James McClintock for a fellowship in international exploration for significant scientific contributions. 

Written by: Katherine Shonesy
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James McClintockJames McClintock, Ph.D., a biology professor in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as an Explorers Club fellow.

Fellowship in the organization signifies McClintock’s significant scientific contributions to the field of geographical exploration.

The Explorers Club was founded in 1904 to unite explorers through fellowship and to promote field research, furthering the instinct to explore. There are 25 chapters worldwide.

McClintock, an expert in polar and marine biology, is best known for his exploration and research in Antarctica. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of California in Santa Cruz and gained his Master of Science degree in zoology from the University of South Florida. He went on to obtain his doctoral degree in biology from the University of South Florida. McClintock has published more than 235 scientific publications.