Our department is at the heart of biological sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, including award-winning programs in undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and service to our community. We have collaborative ties to all major branches of UAB and prepare our students for careers in the dynamic fields of healthcare and biological research.
Our undergraduate curriculum provides a strong foundation in biology, preparing students for careers in medicine, dentistry, optometry, nursing, veterinary sciences, law, biodiversity conservation, ecology, microbiology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics, as well as graduate studies in all fields of biology. A high percentage of our undergraduates are admitted to graduate and professional programs in top-ranked schools nationwide.Read more...
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has three UNCF/Merck Science Initiative scholarship winners; Maurice Asouzu, Olayode Babatunde and Jarvis Johnson are three of only 15 winners selected for the honor nationally.
he scholarship includes participation in a chosen field of research at a Merck facility in either Boston, Pennsylvania or New Jersey for 10-12 weeks this summer. It also includes a scholarship that covers all tuition and fees for the 2013-14 school year.
Asouzu and Babatunde are members of the UAB Science and Technology Honors Program and officers in Alpha Lamba Delta. Asouzu and Johnson spent last summer doing research as Ronald E. McNair Scholars. All are juniors at UAB via Montgomery, Ala.
Asouzu and Babatunde have been friends since their days at the Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School. Johnson, who went to Sidney Lanier High School, met Asouzu playing pick-up basketball at UAB, and they later became roommates.The young scientists have enjoyed their shared accomplishment.
UAB #34 for Graduate Science Programs in the Biological Sciences Print E-mail
A graduate degree in biological sciences gives students a broad base of knowledge in the life sciences. The discipline also offers many specialties, such as cell or molecular biology. UAB is one of the best schools for biological sciences.