Beth Beason-Abmayr

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Beth Beason-Abmayr, PhD, a Teaching Professor of BioSciences, has developed multiple course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) and a high structure course in animal physiology. At the department level, she serves on several committees including Undergraduate Curriculum (Chair), DEI, Undergraduate Recruiting and Advising, and Undergraduate Awards; at the university level, she currently serves on the Academic Advising Advisory Committee (AAAC) and the Faculty Committee on Fellowships and Awards. She is a leader with the National Institute on Scientific Teaching (NIST) and a Member-at-Large with the executive committee. She was recently elected a Councilor with the Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and also is a longtime judge for the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition and a member of the iGEM Judging Program Committee. Beason-Abmayr is a proud member of the Teaching section of the American Physiological Society and is an associate editor for Advances in Physiology Education.


  • Experimental Biochemistry (BIOS 311)
  • Experimental Synthetic Biology (BIOS 313)
  • Experimental Molecular Biology (BIOS 314)
  • Exploring Biological Research Challenges (FWIS 115)
  • Integrative Animal Physiology (BIOS 340/540)


B.S. in Microbiology, Auburn University, 1990

Ph.D. in Physiology & Biophysics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1996

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vanderbilt University, 1996-98

Honors & Awards

CTE Faculty Fellow, 2019-22

National Academies Education Mentor in the Life Sciences, 2012-20

Teaching Award for Excellence in Inquiry-Based Learning, 2019

George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, 2017

iGEM World Championship Jamboree Inaugural Judges’ Prize, 2012

BEN Scholar, 2012

National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences, 2011-12


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