Positions

Overview

  • Sami Raut, by training, is an environmental toxicologist who came to the United States many years ago as a first-generation international graduate student in STEM. After finishing her PhD at UAB, she embarked on her professional career at a Hispanic institution in north-west Georgia before returning to UAB in 2012 as one of the primary course masters for the gateway courses in the department of biology. As a proud Blazer Alumnus, she now finds her calling in teaching various undergraduate classes by embracing the realms of scientific teaching. Furthermore, this immersion has led to the exploration of a new passion - pursuing biology education research. This research to date has engaged many undergraduate students in various capacities who are now successfully enrolled in professional schools. Some of these research endeavors pursued by undergraduate students have been translated into publications and various national level recognitions. Finally, she envisions that an interested college student can build a career in STEM that can pave way towards an empowering future that helps to push the frontiers of science towards novel discoveries and inventions.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2021 Leveraging virtual experiences for international professional development opportunities during the pandemic and beyondJournal of Microbiology & Biology Education.  22. 2021
    2020 Facilitating long-term mentoring to effectively implement active learning instruction: Formation of the promoting active learning and mentoring (PALM) networkJournal of Microbiology & Biology Education.  21. 2020
    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

  • Sami’s interest in biology education is focused on analyzing the factors that promote teaching and learning in the context of peer to peer mentoring groups for gateway courses. She is also interested in exploring the factors that contribute towards the retention of first -generation, minority, and transfer students in STEM. She has an active area of interest in utilizing service-learning as a community engagement tool for general education majors. Sami is the co-founder and Co-PI on the NSF-RCN funded network ROSE (Research on STEM Education) network at UAB.
  • Teaching Activities

  • BY698 - Nonthesis Research (Summer Term 2021) 2021
  • BY101 - Topics in Contemporary Biology (Spring Term 2021) 2021
  • BY261 - Intro to Microbiology (Spring Term 2021) 2021
  • BY397 - Advanced Directed Readings (Spring Term 2021) 2021
  • BY488 - Instr. Teach. Practicum (Spring Term 2021) 2021
  • BY698 - Nonthesis Research (Spring Term 2021) 2021
  • BY101 - Topics in Contemporary Biology (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • BY261 - Intro to Microbiology (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • BY397 - Advanced Directed Readings (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • BY398 - Undergrad Research - RES (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • BY488 - Instr. Teach. Practicum (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • BY261 - Intro to Microbiology (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • BY398 - Undergrad Research - RES (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • BY101 - Topics in Contemporary Biology (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • BY123 - Introductory Biology I (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • BY398 - Undergrad Research - RES (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • BY485 - Special Topics in Biology (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • BY101 - Topics in Contemporary Biology (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • BY124 - Introductory Biology II (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • BY398 - Undergrad Research - RES (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • BY485 - Special Topics in Biology (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • BY101 - Topics in Contemporary Biology (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • BY261 - Intro to Microbiology (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • BY123 - Introductory Biology I (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • BY124 - Introductory Biology II (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • BY395 - Special Topics in Biology (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • BY398 - Undergrad Research - RES (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • BY495 - Special Topics in Biology (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • BY101 - Topics in Contemporary Biology (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • BY124 - Introductory Biology II (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • BY398 - Undergrad Research - RES (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • BY261 - Intro to Microbiology (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • BY696 - Special Topics in Biology II (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • BY123 - Introductory Biology I (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • BY124 - Introductory Biology II (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • BY397 - Advanced Directed Readings (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • BY398 - Undergrad Research - RES (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • BY101 - Topics in Contemporary Biology (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • BY124 - Introductory Biology II (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • BY397 - Advanced Directed Readings (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • BY398 - Undergrad Research - RES (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • BY261 - Intro to Microbiology (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • BY398 - Undergrad Research - RES (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • BY696 - Special Topics in Biology II (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • BY101 - Topics in Contemporary Biology (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • BY123 - Introductory Biology I (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • BY696 - Special Topics in Biology II (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • BY123 - Introductory Biology I (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • BY124 - Introductory Biology II (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • BY123 - Introductory Biology I (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • BY261 - Intro to Microbiology (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • BY695 - Special Topics in Biology I (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • BY123 - Introductory Biology I (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • BY124 - Introductory Biology II (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • BY123 - Introductory Biology I (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • BY124 - Introductory Biology II (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • BY261 - Intro to Microbiology (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • BY695 - Special Topics in Biology I (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • BY123 - Introductory Biology I (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • BY124 - Introductory Biology II (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • BY123 - Introductory Biology I (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • BY124 - Introductory Biology II (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • BY123 - Introductory Biology I (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • BY261 - Intro to Microbiology (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • BY261 - Intro to Microbiology (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • BY695 - Special Topics in Biology I (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • BY123 - Introductory Biology I (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • BY124 - Introductory Biology II (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • BY123 - Introductory Biology I (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • 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