UAB’s Dr. Jim McClintock, a world expert on marine chemical ecology and drug discovery in Antarctica, was awarded the Finn Ronne Memorial Award by the Explorers Club on Saturday evening, March 16th in New York City.
Earlier this week, University of Alabama at Birmingham polar biologist, Antarctic explorer and 2016 Bham Now BOLD speaker, Jim McClintock, Ph.D., previewed for UAB News the pending Larsen C Antarctic ice shelf break, the impact it will have on the ecology in the region and how it will damage scientific efforts to fight cancer and infections.
Bham Now BOLD Lecturer and UAB explorer Dr. Jim McClintock is providing Bham Now blog posts from his Antarctica trip during the month of January 2017.
Below is week January 8-16 of his journey.
Enjoy Jim’s observations and photography from the bottom of the world!
This past month’s Bham Now BOLD speaker and UAB Polar and Marine Biology Professor Jim McClintock was featured in al.com yesterday, detailing his upcoming 24th and 25th journeys to Antarctica in 2017
Written by al.com’s environmental reporter Dennis Pillion, the profile describes McClintock’s future research efforts in Antarctica which may prove useful for people suffering from cancer to antibiotic resistant infections.
The article also recognizes fellow polar researchers Chuck Amsler, a marine algae and seaweed specialist at UAB, and Bill Baker, a chemist from the University of South Florida. McClintock called himself and his fellow researchers the “Three Musketeers.”
Check out the al.com article below:
For more about information Dr. Jim McClintock and his remarkable work, visit the following Bham Now links:
It was a night to remember.
A full house. Avondale Brewery had to put out extra chairs. The crowd started arriving 30 minutes early, to secure good seats. And Dr. Jim McClintock captivated the audience of 75+ for 50 minutes with a passionate talk about Antarctica, climate change, solutions and the future.
Ever wanted to have a beer with a world famous explorer? Join Bham Now, sponsored by EBSCO, at Avondale Brewery on Dec. 6th for a conversation with Jim McClintock, Explorer Club Fellow, before he takes off for his 15th trip to the Antarctic. We’ll meet upstairs at Avondale Brewing Company Doors open at 5:00 pm for networking. Program from 6 – 7pm. Get ticket here.
Save the date. This Friday, November 11th, at 1:45pm, Bham Now will be holding a Facebook Live interview with December BOLD Series speaker Jim McClintock.