Department of Biological Sciences

Instilling a Love of Science

From the February 2014 Desktop News | Pre-health honors students in the College are entering their second semester of leading an after-school science program at Matthews Elementary, where about 45 UA students go twice each week to lead hands-on science experiments. Monica Brint, a junior majoring in biology, started the program – called Discovery Buddies […]

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Professors Publish Paper in ‘Cell’

From the February 2014 Desktop News | Work done in a University of Alabama laboratory shows that genetically engineered variants of proteins may be “highly promising” for eventually halting the progression of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to a paper co-authored by UA researchers and published in the Jan. 16 […]

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Stackman Establishes Marine Science Scholarship in Honor of Professor

Harvey Stackman of Cottondale has contributed $20,000 to establish The Bishop-Stackman Marine Science Endowed Scholarship. Named in honor of Dr. Everett L. Bishop Jr., a long-time faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences, the fund will be used to support scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students studying marine science.  Stackman earned his bachelor’s, master’s, […]

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Biology Students Give Back to Toy Drive

More than 300 students in biology classes taught by Drs. Rosianna Gray and Kim Lackey did more than learn about science this semester, they also learned how to give back to children in need. As a result of a combined class toy drive, over 2,500 toys were donated to the Daughters of Isis, the female […]

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Holznagel Estate Establishes Scholarship in Biology

A gift of more than $30,000 from the estate of Wallace E. Holznagel Jr. has established The Wallace E. Holznagel Jr. Scholarship in Biology to support student scholarships in the Department of Biological Sciences. Holznagel, originally from Chattanooga, Tenn., graduated from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Penn. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy […]

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Caldwell Lab Collaborates on Groundbreaking Research

From the November 2013 Desktop News | Scientists have identified a chemical compound that enhances cells’ natural abilities to combat a protein linked to Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. The findings, which were recently published in Science online, could lead to the compound or a related molecule being tested as a potential drug to combat these diseases. Drs. Guy […]

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Acclaimed Biologist to Speak on Climate Change

Polar marine scientist to give Darden Lecture on global warming’s effects on Antarctica University of Alabama at Birmingham author and polar marine biologist James B. McClintock will present “Lost Antarctica: The Ecological Impacts of Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula” as the 14th Annual William Darden Lecture Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. in the […]

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Three Students Intern at HudsonAlpha

College Undergraduates Earn Prestigious Biotechnology Internships From the July 2013 Desktop News | Three students from the College are getting hands-on experience in sophisticated biotechnology as part of the BioTran internship program at the HudsonAlpha Institute in Huntsville. College undergraduates Duncan Murdock, Anna Willis, and Abigail Shelton along with two other UA students are interning this summer […]

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Six Undergraduate Researchers Recognized

Students Honored by Randall Outstanding Research Award Program From the June 2013 Desktop News | Six College of Arts and Sciences students were recognized recently for their undergraduate research with UA’s Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program. Jonathan Belanich, a junior from Lindenhurst, N.Y., studied the metabolism of certain species of tarantulas and scorpions. His research focused […]

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Students Earn UA Study Away Scholarships

From the May 2013 Desktop News | Three students in the College will continue their studies outside of UA this summer with the help of UA Away scholarships, an initiative that supports student study away opportunities and promotes a commitment to global citizenship. Two additional UA students were awarded scholarships, which are sponsored by UA’s Division of […]

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