Dr. Jeff Morris - email
Dr. Jeff Morris, Co-Founder, is an Assistant Professor in the Biology department at UAB. He received his PhD in microbiology at the University of Tennessee and is a former NASA Astrobiology Institute Fellow.
Research interests: Marine Microbiology, Experimental Evolution, Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences, STEAM Education
Dr. Denise Monti - email
Dr. Denise Monti is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department. She founded UAB's Phage Genomics research program and volunteers with the BioRad’s Science Ambassador program. After studying biology at Cornell, she received her PhD in Epidemiology at UAB.
Research Interests: Phage Genomics, Genetics, Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences
Dr. Samiksha Raut - email
Dr. Samiksha Raut, Co-Founder, is an Assistant Professor in the Biology department. She also teaches workshops through the NSF funded Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning. She received her PhD in environmental toxicology from UAB.
Research interests: Active-learning, Undergraduate study habits, Gamification, Service-Learning
Dr. Stacy Krueger-Hadfield - email
Dr. Stacy Krueger-Hadfield is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at UAB. She received her MS from Cal State Northridge and her PhD from both Université de Pierre et Marie Curie Sorbonne Universités and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She also currently holds a Ray Lankester Investigatorship at the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.
Research Interests: Evolutionary Ecology, Phycology, Science Communication, STEM Education and Outreach
Dr. Heather Patterson - email
Dr. Heather Patterson is a Laboratory Coordinator for Non-majors Biology. She received her Masters in Marine Biology at the U. of Alaska Fairbanks and her PhD in Marine Sciences at Dauphin Island Sea Lab through the U. of South Alabama.
Research Interests: Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences, Team-Based Learning, Scientific Skepticism
Faculty not pictured:
Nic Kin (Biology at JSCC)
Brenda Hammer (Biology at JSCC)
Peggy Biga (Biology)
Diane Tucker (Neuroscience)
Melissa Harris (Biology)
Karolina Muhktar (Biology)
Shahid Muhktar (Biology)
Pam Hanson (Biology at BSC)
Karen Gamble (Nutrition)
Lyse Norian (Nutrition)
Lyne Racette (Opthamology)
Anil Challa (Genetics/BMS)
Jackie Nickles (Chemistry)
Joe March (Chemistry)
Katie Gibbs (Nutrition at BSC)
Margaret Johnson (Chemistry)
Yogesh Vohra (Physics)
Mickie Powell (Biology)
John Mayer (Math, STEM Institute)
Lee Meadows (Education, STEM Institute)
Cristin Gaven (Neuroscience)
Dale Dicksinson (Center for Teaching and Learning)
Nancy Abney (Graduate School)
Sarah Adkins, Co-Founder, is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in STEM Education working with Dr. Jeff Morris and Dr. Samiksha Raut.
Research interests: Microbial Physiology, Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences, STEAM Education, Service-Learning, Undergraduate study Habits
Effie Nicke is both a PhD student in biology education at UAB and a biology instructor and Calhoun Community College. She received her Masters in Human Genetics from Tulane University.
Research interests: Community College Success Rates, Remediation, Anatomy and Physiology
Rachel Rock is a Science and Technology Honors program and UAB Honors College student studying biology and STEM education. She works under Sarah Adkins and is advised by Dr. Jeff Morris and Dr. Samiksha Raut.
Research interests: Experimental Evolution, Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences, STEAM Education,
Graduate Teaching Assistant Diversification
Tam Tran, a biology student mentored by Dr. Samiksha Raut and Sarah Adkins, is a member of the UAB Teach Program.
Research interests: Gamification, Undergraduate Study Habits
Daniel Mendoza, a University Honors Program student studying science and STEM education, is a Gates Millennium Scholar and the president of the UABTeach program. He works with Sarah Adkins and Rachel Rock. He is advised by Dr. Samiksha Raut.
Research interests: Educational Policy, Student Visual-Spatial Ability, Service-Learning, Global Education
Undergraduates Not Pictured:
Bernard Fowler, a biomedical engineering student, is working closely with Rachel Rock and Sarah Adkins to implement a university wide study assessing student perceptions of graduate student assistants.
James Boyett , a student in the department of Biomedical Sciences, is working on a project with Dr. Samiksha Raut to implement active-learning in Supplemental Instruction.
Sebastaian Schormann, a Biomedical Sciences student, works under Dr. Samiksha Raut to assess novel Supplemental Instruction curricula.
Anna Jones, is a currently a sophomore studying neuroscience, chemistry, and STEM education. She is a Trailblazer, a Neuroscience Ambassador, and the Director of Leadership of Alpha Gamma Delta Gamma Omega chapter at UAB. She works under Dr. Samiksha Raut with guidance from Sarah Adkins.
Research interests: Active-learning interventions