Dr. Sabrina L. Walthall

Professor of Science
Department of Science


  • B.S., Biology, Emory University, 1997
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2006

Dr. Sabrina Walthall completed her postdoctoral training with UAB Community for Outreach Development (CORD) where she worked closely on rebuilding science education at the K12 level in the state of Alabama. She has been awarded both an NIH and NSF fellowship, a NIH Training grant, several travel awards, and was nominated for the K. Patricia Cross Leadership Award. Her research on Drosophila melanogaster and the hedgehog signaling pathway has led to several publications and platform presentations. As a graduate student Dr. Walthall was a peer mentor for the Ronald McNair Scholars Program and currently works closely with the TRIO programs at Mercer University.

Research and professional interests

Her areas of interest include science education, teacher professional development, and science outreach.

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