• Dr. Raut is a broadly trained biologist with an emphasis on Environmental Toxicology. She started at UAB in 2012 as one of the primary course masters for Introductory Biology. Prior coming to UAB, she was a tenure track faculty at Dalton State College. Besides Introductory Biology, she is involved in teaching non-majors microbiology and biology. Her teaching philosophy is focused on creating an all-inclusive classroom by introducing cutting- edge pedagogical techniques with an active emphasis on team-based learning, sustainability, and service-learning. Outside the classroom, she enjoys interacting with the undergraduates and also serves as a faculty advisor for Phi Sigma Biological Honors Society and recently got nominated to lead a new student organization, Disabilities Advocates Club.

    Dr. Raut is also involved with CIRTL UAB in the training of future STEM faculty members and has successfully designed two new courses for this program. She serves as a shadowing mentor for graduate students and post-docs. Additionally, Dr. Raut also serves as a mentor for special topics in biology.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2011 Endocrine-disrupting effects of spironolactone in female western mosquitofish, Gambusia affinisEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  30:1376-1382. 2011
    2010 Triclosan has endocrine-disrupting effects in male western mosquitofish, gambusia affinisEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  29:1287-1291. 2010

    Research Overview

  • Society for the Advancement of Biological Research
    Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education
    American Society for Microbiology

    Undergraduate STEM Education, Future STEM Faculty Training, Service-Learning, Sustainability
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2009
  • Master's Level Degree in Zoology / Animal Biology, 2003
  • Full Name

  • Samiksha Raut