Multiple Sclerosis Center

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    Khurram Bashir, Co-Director 2015 -

    Dr. Bashir graduated from the University of the Punjab with a B.Sc. in Anatomy and Physiology, and received his MD from the King Edward Medical College in Pakistan. He received his MPH from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. After completing his internship and post-graduate residency training in combined Internal Medicine and Neurology at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois, Dr. Bashir joined the Department of Neurology at the ...

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    Tika Benveniste Ph.D., Co-Director 2015 -

    Dr. Etty (Tika) Benveniste was the Founding Chair of the Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology (2012-2017). Benveniste served as Chair of the Department of Cell Biology (2000-2011). Benveniste also holds the Alma B. Maxwell-University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF), Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research. In January 2015, Benveniste was appointed interim Senior Associate Dean for Research Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of M...

  • Center Members - Faculty

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    Alexander Szalai, Scientist (C) 2016 -

    Alexander J. Szalai, PhD (Alex) has a long history of excellence in research and a strong record of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense, and various private foundations.. He is internationally recognized for his work on the biology of C-reactive protein and its contribution to the maintenance of health, the propagation of disease, and the tissue response to injury. In addition to his research activities, Alex has excelled at teaching and has made signific...

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    Amy Knight, Scientist (C) 2016 -

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    Casey Weaver M.D., Scientist (C) 2016 -

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    Chander Raman, Scientist (C) 2016 -

    Dr. Raman’s laboratory interrogates molecular and cellular mechanisms driving the immunopathogenesis of autoimmune diseases with a special emphasis on multiple sclerosis (MS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Within this are of research, the current studies focus on molecular mechanisms underlying activation and differentiation of effector T cells, B cells and innate cells in the pathogenesis of these autoimmune diseases. Current investigations involve human immunology bridged with mouse models to ...

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    Daniel Bullard, Scientist (C) 2016 -

    Dr. Bullard received his undergraduate degree in zoology from Iowa State University and his Ph.D. in genetics from Case Western Reserve University. During his postdoctoral studies in the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, he initiated research investigating the role of leukocyte/endothelial cell adhesion molecules in inflammatory processes. He joined the Department of Genetics at UAB in 1996.

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    Erik Roberson, Scientist (C) 2016 -

    Dr. Roberson is a neurologist and neuroscientist whose research is focused on age-related neurodegenerative disorders. He received his A.B. with highest honors from Princeton University, then earned his Ph.D in neuroscience and M.D. with high honors at Baylor College of Medicine where he studied molecular mechanisms of learning and memory. He completed a residency in neurology at the University of California San Francisco, where he also served as Chief Resident in Neurology. After residency, he ...

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    Glenn Roberson, Scientist (C) 2016 -

    Glenn H. Roberson, MD graduated from Baylor University where he was a National Merit Scholar and in the Honors Program, after which he completed a Medical Doctor’s degree at the University of Texas, Southwestern. Dr. Roberson was a resident at Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Texas followed by a residency and fellowship in neuroradiology at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology where he served as head of neuroradiology in 1971. Dr. Roberson has held several progressive positions at Harvard University to i...

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    Hongwei Qin, Scientist (C) 2016 -

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    Jarred Younger, Scientist (C) 2016 -

    Jarred Younger completed postdoctoral fellowships at Arizona State University and the Stanford University School of Medicine before taking an Assistant Professor position at Stanford.

    He has recently joined the UAB faculty in Psychology, with secondary appointments in Anesthesiology and Rheumatology. He is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense to study new techniques for diagnosing and treating neuroinflammation.

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    Jayne Ness, Scientist (C) 2016 -

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    John Rinker II, Scientist (C) 2016 -

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    Khurram Bashir, Scientist (C) 2016 -

    Dr. Bashir graduated from the University of the Punjab with a B.Sc. in Anatomy and Physiology, and received his MD from the King Edward Medical College in Pakistan. He received his MPH from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. After completing his internship and post-graduate residency training in combined Internal Medicine and Neurology at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois, Dr. Bashir joined the Department of Neurology at the ...

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    Kristen Triebel Psy.D., Scientist (C) 2016 -

    Dr. Triebel joined the faculty in 2008 after completing a two-year postdoctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology at UAB. She is board certified in clinical neuropsychology. Her clinical work involves neuropsychological evaluation of adults and older adults with a wide variety of neurological disorders, with a specialty focus in cancer, dementia, and movement disorders (including DBS pre-surgical evaluations). Dr. Triebel is also involved in educating graduate students, interns, and postdoct...

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    Lanning Kline, Scientist (C) 2016 -

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    Laurie Harrington Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2016 -

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    Leon Dure, Scientist (C) 2016 -

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    Mark Bailey, Scientist (C) 2016 -

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    Michael Vaphiades, Scientist (C) 2016 -

    Dr. Vaphiades evaluates and treats patients with visual dysfunction referable to the central nervous system. He holds joint appointments as professor of neurology and professor of neurosurgery.

    He completed a medical internship at Brown University, followed by a neurology residency at Loyola University, Chicago. His neuro-ophthalmology fellowship training was performed at Michigan State University. Dr. Vaphiades joined the UAB Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences in 2002.
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    Peter Nagi, Scientist (C) 2016 -

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    Susan Bellis Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2016 -

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    Talene Yacoubian, Scientist (C) 2016 -

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    William Meador, Scientist (C) 2016 -

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