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    Amara, Amy, Investigator (C) 2018 -

    Dr. Amara graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with MD and PhD, with distinction. She then completed neurology residency as well as fellowship training in Movement Disorders and Sleep Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is currently as Associate Professor at UAB.

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    Ball, Karlene, Investigator (C) 2014 -

    Dr. Karlene Ball, University Professor and experimental psychologist, is the Director of the UAB Edward R. Roybal Center for Research on Applied Gerontology, funded by the National Institute on Aging, Associate Director of the university-wide Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging (formerly the Center for Aging), Associate Director of the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education, Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, a Senior Scientist in the Vision Research Center, a ...

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    Benveniste Ph.D., Tika, Investigator (C) 2017 -

    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...

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    Bolding Ph.D., Mark, Investigator (C) 2014 -

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    Brown, Cynthia, Investigator (C) 2017 -

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    Buford, Thomas, Investigator (C) 2017 -

    Dr. Buford joined the UAB School of Medicine’s Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics & Palliative Care as an associate professor and as associate director of the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine (UCEM), and also as Coinvestigator in Mobile Technology Laboratory and in Admin-C. Dr. Buford’s research focus is in preserving the health and independence of older adults through interdisciplinary research broadly related to the prevention of age-related physical disability. He serves as Principle Investi...

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    Carter, Christy, Investigator (C) 2018 -

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    Day, Jeremy, Investigator (C) 2014 -

    My major research interest is the neurobiological regulation of reward-related memory systems in the brain and the role of these systems in drug addiction. My laboratory approaches this broad topic at diverse levels of analysis that integrate molecular, genetic, and epigenetic tools with techniques that probe the function of single neurons and entire neuronal circuits. My ultimate goal is to understand epigenetic regulation in normal and disease states, and to use tools that manipulate the epige...

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    Dudenbostel, Tanja, Investigator (C) 2018 -

    Mechanisms of cardiovascular remodeling and repair in hypertension.

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    Edwards, Lloyd, Investigator (C) 2017 -

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    Gamlin, Paul, Investigator (C) 2013 -

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    Gerstenecker Psy.D., Kristen, Investigator (C) 2017 -

    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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    Gerstenecker, Adam, Investigator (C) 2017 -

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    Goldberg, Matthew, Investigator (C) 2014 -

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    Gray, Michelle, Investigator (C) 2010 -

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    Gutierrez, Alecia, Investigator (C) 2007 -

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    Herskowitz, Jeremy, Investigator (C) 2014 -

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    Kennedy, Richard, Investigator (C) 2018 -

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    King Ph.D., Gwendalyn, Investigator (C) 2011 -

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    Knight, David, Investigator (C) 2007 -

    Dr. Knight’s laboratory is focused on better understanding the neural substrates of human learning, memory, and emotion using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques that include functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Behavioral and MRI studies from the lab investigate questions that are important for understanding healthy, as well as dysfunctional, emotion processes.

    Recent work from the Knight lab has investigated the neural circuitry that ...

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    Lahti, Adrienne, Investigator (C) 2017 -

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    Landefeld, Seth, Investigator (C) 2017 -

    Seth Landefeld is Chair, Department of Medicine and the Spencer Chair in Medical Science Leadership.

    Dr. Landefeld brings to UAB an infectious enthusiasm for all the wonderful opportunities in academic medicine – to care for people, to teach, to discover, and to build a healthy society. Recognizing the UAB Department of Medicine as a well established national leader, he envisions the Department as the go-to department in the United States for faculty, learners, and staff who have the am...

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    Lazar, Ronald, Investigator (C) 2017 -

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    Lubin, Farah, Investigator (C) 2009 -

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    Marson, Daniel, Investigator (C) 2018 -

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    Martin, Roy, Investigator (C) 2017 -

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    McMahon Wakefield, Lori, Investigator (C) 2004 -

    Dr. Lori McMahon received her B.A., summa cum laude in Biology and Chemistry from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and her Ph.D. from Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. McMahon obtained postdoctoral training at Duke University Medical Center in the Department of Neurobiology and, in 1998, joined the faculty of UAB as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. She is currently the Jarman F. Lowder Professor of Neurosci...

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    Powell, Craig, Investigator (C) 2018 -

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    Pozzo-Miller, Lucas, Investigator (C) 2004 -

    Lucas Pozzo-Miller completed his undergraduate studies in Biology (MS, 1986) and earned his graduate degree in Neurobiology from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina (PhD, 1989). He trained as postdoctoral fellow at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH, with Dr. Dennis Landis (1990-1992), and at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, Nutley NJ, with Dr. John Connor (1992-1995). He performed research at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole MA, with Dr. Rodolfo Llinás...

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    Prabhu, Sumanth, Investigator (C) 2017 -

    Dr. Prabhu received a BS degree in Science from Penn State University and his MD degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He did internal medicine residency and a basic research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh and cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He was a cardiology faculty there as well as at the University of Louisville, before his arrival to UAB as Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Disease. At ...

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    Roberson, Erik, Investigator (C) 2008 -

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    Saag M.D., Michael, Investigator (C) 2017 -

    I am Associate Dean for Global Health in the School of Medicine, Director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research and a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. I am also the principal investigator of the CFAR Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS), an NIAID-funded National Network of EMR-collected clinical data at 8 CFAR centers that are merged for the purposes of clinical research. I am the founding director of the UAB 1917 HIV Clinic, which has pioneered treatment pro...

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    Sarraf, Mohammad, Investigator (C) 2017 -

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    Standaert, David, Investigator (C) 2006 -

    Dr. Standaert was named the John N. Whitaker Professor & Chair of Neurology in 2012. Prior to that, he was appointed the John T. and Juanelle D. Strain Endowed Chair by the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama system, which he held for five years. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis in medicine and pharmacology in 1988. He completed a one-year internship in medicine at Jewish Hospital of St. Louis in 1989 and a three-year neurology residency i...

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    Thannickal, Victor, Investigator (C) 2017 -

    Dr. Thannickal is Professor of Medicine and the Ben Vaughan Branscomb Chair of Medicine in Respiratory Disease at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Following his fellowship training at Tufts University School of Medicine, he has held faculty positions at Tufts, University of Michigan and UAB, where he currently serves as director of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. Under his leadership, the division has grown to over 65 faculty members and expanded its...

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    Ubogu, Eroboghene, Investigator (C) 2013 -

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    Visscher, Kristina, Investigator (C) 2009 -

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    Wilson Ph.D., Scott, Investigator (C) 2004 -

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