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    Bellis Ph.D., Susan, Associate Scientist (C) 1998 -

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    Benveniste Ph.D., Tika, Senior Scientist (C) 1995 -

    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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    Bullard, Daniel, Associate Scientist (C) 1996 -

    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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    Chang Ph.D., Pi-Ling, Associate Scientist (C) 1995 -

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    Curcio, Christine, Scientist (C) 1998 -

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    Ding, Qiang, Associate Scientist (C) 2005 -

    Dr. Qiang Ding is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Ding received his PhD degree in molecular and cellular pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After completing his postdoctoral fellowship training in the UAB Department of Pathology, Dr. Ding joined the UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care medicine at the rank of Assistant Professor. Dr. Ding is actively involved in education and service for...

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    Feng Ph.D., Xu, Associate Scientist (C) 2001 -

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    Jiao M.D., Ph.D., Kai, Associate Scientist (C) 2005 -

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    Keyser Ph.D., Kent, Senior Scientist (C) 2002 -

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    Mountz M.D., Ph.D., John, Senior Scientist (C) 1995 -

    Dr. Mountz is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the UAB Recombinant Inbred Strain Facility. Dr. Mountz is the Co-Director of the UAB Bone Center, the UAB Center for Aging, Basic Biology Component, and is a Physician at the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr. Mountz is the recipient of the J. W. & Virginia Goodwin-Warren D. Blackburn, Jr. Research Chair in Rheumatology (2002) and recipient of the Max Cooper Award for Excellence in Research (2003). Dr. Mountz was designate...

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    Sanders M.D., Paul, Scientist (C) 1995 -

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    Theibert, Anne, Scientist (C) 2000 -

    Anne Theibert received her Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1985. She is an Professor of Neurobiology, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology and Biophysics.

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    Walter Ph.D., Mark, Associate Scientist (C) 1995 -

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    Wick, Timothy, Senior Scientist (C) 2005 -

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    Yoder Ph.D., Bradley, Senior Scientist (C) 1997 -

    Dr. Bradley K. Yoder, Professor , completed his undergraduate studies in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (B.S. 1988), and received a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Maryland in 1993. His postdoctoral studies were performed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory under the guidance of Dr. Rick Woychik where Dr. Yoder was an Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow. His research over the past two decades has fo...

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    Zayzafoon M.D., Ph.D., Majd, Associate Scientist (C) 2006 -

    Majd Zayzafoon, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology. He serves as the Director of the UAB-Center for Metabolic Bone Disease (UAB-CMBD), is Co-Director of the NIH P30 UAB Core Center for Basic and Translational Skeletal Research, and is PI of the NIH T32 Comprehensive Training Program in Bone Biology and Disease. Majd Zayzafoon was born in Birmingham and grew up in Norwich, England. He went to medical school at Damascus University, Syria where he obtained his MD degr...

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