Tag: Biological Sciences

Aly Gutierrez ’21, Microbiology

Aly Gutierrez

Aly Gutierrez, a senior from Charlotte, NC, is a microbiology major with minors in chemistry and food and nutrition. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school and become a physician-scientist specializing in the gut microbiome. How did you choose your major? What sparked your interest in the field? Biology was always one of my favorite subjects in high school, but I became more specifically interested in microbiology because of how interesting it was to learn about the organisms that […]

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Biodiversity Fellowship

Since 2012, the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Fellows Program has allowed students to immerse themselves in a wide range of biodiversity research within the state of Alabama. Emma Arneson, a PhD student in biological sciences and Wilson Biodiversity Fellow, studies invasive crayfish and their impact on native crayfish in Alabama. The state has the largest number of species of crayfish in the country, and invasive crayfish often negatively impact the ecosystems in which they are introduced. Arneson has sampled crayfish […]

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Digital Honors: Malik Seals

Malik Seals is one of this year’s winners of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, a Premier Award that recognizes excellence of character and service to humanity. The award honors one man and one woman of the graduating class and one non-student who has been helpful to and associated with the University. A senior from Columbus, Mississippi, Malik is majoring in biological sciences. What has been your favorite experience at UA? I really love the fact that UA provides its students […]

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The Buzz

Dr. Jeffrey Lozier poses with a butterfly net.

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | Outside of Dr. Jeffrey Lozier’s tent in the mountains of Sequoia National Park, a fresh layer of snow awaits the group of scientists about to embark on their day’s journey. The below-freezing temperatures and few flakes still falling make it difficult to leave the minimal warmth of his polyester shelter, even in layers of heavy clothes. In this cold climate, it’s difficult to remember that it’s the middle of May. There’s nothing remotely resembling […]

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UA Researchers Examining Parkinson’s Resilience

Dr. Guy Caldwell, left, and doctoral student Brucker Nourse are studying genetic resiliency to Parkinson’s.

From the September 2018 Desktop News | Diseases have a spectrum of risk, even those partially embedded in genes such as Parkinson’s disease. Less than 10 percent of those with Parkinson’s can pinpoint their genes as the only culprit, while scores of others with some genetic markers are diagnosed with the disease. Still others have markers to develop Parkinson’s, but do not. Why? Research underway at The University of Alabama, supported by the National Institutes of Health, hopes to identify factors […]

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