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Biological Sciences Seminar Series
Risky Business: Predator-Prey interactions in the Gulf of AlaskaDr. Amy Bishop
Alaska SeaLife CenterNov. 16, 2018
3:30-4:30PMLearn more abour our Biological Sciences Seminar Series
Bioinformatics Working Group
Our next Bioinformatiocs Working Group meeting will be announced soon.Please check back for further updates.
Learn more about our Bioinformatic Working Group Meetings
Published Straight Out of Class
As part of their final project in BIOL A451: Microbial Biotechnology, UAA Biological Sciences students James Wilson, Sarah Gering, Jessica Pinard and Ryan Lucas worked under the mentorship of Dr. Brandon Briggs to investigate how genetically engineering microbial pathways and enzymes can lead to better bio-production of ethylene, isoprene and isobutene — gaseous alkenes that can be used to create industrial chemicals and polymers. Their findings were published in Biotechnology for Biofuels.
Student Research & Success
2018 Voices for Science
Biological Sciences Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr. Kathy Kelsey was selected by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for their 2018 Voices for Science program. Dr. Kelsey was selected from a competitive applicant pool, based on demonstrated leadership and the potential to positively influence the local community. As part of the Voices for Science program, Dr. Kelsey will receive support from AGU in conducting and organizing outreach opportunities, expense-paid travel to Washington D.C. for an April workshop and the AGU Fall Meeting in December, and the opportunity to network and collaborate with the 29 other scientists selected for the program.
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, CPSB 101
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Telephone: (907) 786-1298