Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, Bone and Autoimmunity Center (CAMBAC)

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Rosa Serra Ph.D., Associate Director 2016 -

  • Center Members - Faculty

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    Akinyemi Ojesina M.D., Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Alan Eberhardt, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Alan W. Eberhardt, PhD, is Associate Dean for the UAB School of Engineering, and a Professor within the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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    Alexa Mattheyses Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2017 -

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    Alexander Szalai, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    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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    Allan Zajac Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Amanda Schnell, Associate Scientist (C) 2020 -

    Amanda Schnell, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a clinician-educator in the Division of Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology who works in outpatient clinics as well as on the consult service at UAB and the Birmingham VA Medical Center. She has an interest in scleroderma and is building a scleroderma program at UAB. and has a musculoskeletal ultrasound clinic at TKC and the Birmingham VA. Additionally, she has an interest in medical education and curriculum development and is exci...

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    Ambika Ashraf, Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Ambika Ashraf is the Division Director of Pediatric Endocrinology at UAB, Ralph Frohsin Endowed Chair in Pediatric Endocrinology. Also, she is Director of the Pediatric Lipid Clinic at the Children’s of Alabama, Co-Director of the multi-disciplinary Pediatric Metabolic Bone clinic, and an Associate Director of the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center. She is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics. She earned her medical degree from the Calicut University, Kerala, India. Subsequently, she c...

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    Amjad Javed Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Amy Warriner, Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Andre Ballesteros-Tato Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Ballesteros-Tato completed his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the Autonoma University of Madrid in Spain in July 2007. In his Ph.D. thesis work, he studied the role of the cell cycle inhibitor p21 and the apoptosis-inducing Fas receptor in controlling immunological tolerance in different murine and human autoimmune diseases. Beginning in March of 2008, he joined the laboratory of Dr. Troy Randall at Trudeau Institute as a postdoctoral fellow, and then later moved with Dr. Randall's lab to th...

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    Andrew Gibson, Associate Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Trained in molecular genetics, Dr Gibson is keenly interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying complex genetic diseases, like autoimmune SLE, as a first step to identifying therapeutics for disease intervention. Dr Gibson’s original training is in the structure and function of activator genes regulating gene expression in unicellular eukaryotes, but he has since focused on structural genetic and epigenetic mechanisms driving autoimmune SLE. Using cutting-edge biochemical an...

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    Angelo Gaffo, Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Angelo L. Gaffo is the section chief of Rheumatology at the Birmingham VA Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He graduated from Medical School in 1999 in his native Lima, Peru and moved to the United States to complete training in Internal Medicine (UAB), Rheumatology (UAB), Public Health (earning a master’s degree at the UAB School of Public Health), and Quality Improvement science (Birmingham VA) i...

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    Anoma Nellore, Associate Scientist (C) 2019 -

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    Anthony Nicholas, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Nicholas is originally from Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude in 1982 with a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Scranton. He then received his Ph.D. in Anatomy from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Galveston in 1987, and his M.D. degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1990. After medical school, Dr. Nicholas spent two years completing a post-doctoral fellowship in Neuroscience with Dr. Tomas Hökfelt at the Karolinska Institute in S...

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    Anupam Agarwal M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Anupam Agarwal is currently Director, Division of Nephrology, and Executive Vice Dean, School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He also serves as the Program Director of the NIH/NIDDK funded O’Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research. He has graduate faculty status in the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Pathology and Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology at UAB.

    Dr. Agarwal has an active role in clinical medicine, teaching, ...

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    Beatriz Leon-Ruiz Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Bradley Yoder Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    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. He completed his postdoctoral studies 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 focus...

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    Brendan McGuire, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Brent Ponce, Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Bruce Korf M.D., Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Korf is Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Endowed Chair in Medical Genetics, Associate Dean for Genomic Medicine, UAB School of Medicine, Chief Genomics Officer, UAB Medicine and Co-Director of the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine. He is a medical geneticist, pediatrician, and child neurologist, certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics (clinical genetics, clinical cytogenetics, clinical molecular genetics), American Board of Pediatrics, and American Board of Psychiatry an...

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    Bryan Combs PhD, CRNP-Faculty, FNP-BC, CNL, ATC, Associate Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Bryan Combs has been a faculty member at the UAB School of Nursing since 2013 and currently is the Director of the Nurse Practitioner Pathways. He has extensive experience in orthopedics as both a certified athletic trainer as well as a family nurse practitioner. Dr. Combs completed his doctoral work at the UAB School of Nursing in August of 2019. His dissertation focused on musculoskeletal injuries of the shoulder in commercial truck drivers.

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    Casey Weaver M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Chander Raman, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    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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    Charles Elson III M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Elson received his M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, trained in Internal Medicine at New York Hospital/Cornell, then did his Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Chicago.  After doing full-time research in immunology at N.I.H., he joined the Faculty of the Division of Gastroenterology at the Medical College of Virginia.  He moved to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to become Director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,  and subsequently served a...

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    Chenbei Chang Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Christopher Klug Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Claude Steele III, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Cora Lewis M.D., M.S.P.H., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Craig Elmets M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Elmets major research interests focus on environmental influences on the skin and on the immune system. His research has investigated how ultraviolet light and other environmental agents interact with immunological function of the skin. Initial studies in mice showed that in vivo exposure of murine skin produced a local deficiency in the antigen presenting function of skin, thereby resulting in the preferential generation of antigen specific regulatory T-cells. Studies examining the mechanis...

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    Dale Feldman, Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    David Bedwell Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    David Bedwell, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, completed his undergraduate studies in Microbiology at Purdue University (B.S. with Honors, 1979). His graduate work in Molecular Biology was done with Dr. Masayasu Nomura at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, (Ph.D., 1985). He then carried out a postdoctoral fellowship in Dr. Scott Emr's laboratory at Caltech. Dr. Bedwell joined the faculty at UAB in 1988. At the national level, he is in a second 5...

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    David Crossman, Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    David Redden, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    David Spalding, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    David Standaert, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    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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    Devin Absher Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Devin Eckhoff M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Eckhoff received his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his medical diploma from the University of Minnesota. At the University of Wisconsin, he completed a general surgery residency, followed by a transplantation fellowship from 1986-1994. He joined the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1994. In May 2003, he was appointed director of the Division of Transplantation at UAB and in 2004 he became a full professor. Dr. Eckhoff is a member of ...

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    Donald Buchsbaum Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    My research is focused on the use of monoclonal antibodies that bind cancer cell surface receptors for cancer therapy in combination with chemotherapy agents, Wnt inhibitors, or radiation. This research involves investigation of the mechanisms of enhanced cytotoxicity produced by combination treatment. Orthotopic and metastatic breast, ovarian, and pancreatic cancer xenograft models are being used to optimize therapeutic regimens in collaboration with investigators from the Divisions of Gynecolo...

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    Eason Hildreth, Associate Scientist (C) 2019 -

    Dr. Hildreth obtained his BS in Biology from East Carolina University and his DVM from the North Carolina State University. He then completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Florida and a small animal surgical residency at the Ohio State University. During his residency he completed a concurrent MS degree evaluating the use of PTHrP as an in vitro bone-forming agent.

    After his residency, he stayed at Ohio State to complete a PhD focused on the role of PTHrP in s...

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    Edward Acosta Pharm.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Edwin Aroke PhD, CRNA, Associate Scientist (C) 2018 -

    Dr. Aroke is a CRNA and Assistant Professor in the Nurse Anesthesia track. In 2016, Dr. Aroke received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Medical School with distinction; earning the 2016 Chancellor’s Award for his academic excellence, and clinical/community leadership. In 2011, he completed his Nurse Anesthesia education at Duke University Nurse Anesthesia Program in Durham, NC.

    Dr. Aroke is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), The Nu...

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    Elena Frolova Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Elizabeth Brown Ph.D., MPH, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Elizabeth Kitchin, Associate Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Beth Kitchin earned her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and her master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Foods from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. She earned her Ph.D. in Health Education and Promotion in UAB’s School of Public Health. Beth is presently an assistant professor in the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences where she teaches several undergraduate and graduate courses. She is also the director of the UAB Minor in Nut...

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    Elizabeth Sztul Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Elizabeth Sztul obtained a BS in Biology from Brooklyn College, CUNY, studying the ecology of marine arthropods and the renewing nature of the plant meristem. She initiated her graduate studies with a M.Sc. in Plant Physiology from University of Maryland, studying chloroplast biogenesis. She continued her graduate education in Cell Biology at Yale University School of Medicine, working on membrane trafficking pathways in the laboratory of Nobel Prize winner, Dr. George Palade, and was awarded a ...

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    Elliot Lefkowitz Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Since 1992, I have played a significant role in the development and provision of bioinformatics support and resources at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). I am currently Director of Informatics for the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS), an NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award site; Director of the UAB AIDS Center (CFAR) Bioinformatics Facility; and Director of the Bioinformatics Core for the UAB Microbiome Facility. As Director of these Informat...

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    Emily Smitherman, Associate Scientist (C) 2018 -

    Dr. Emily Smitherman is Assistant Professor of Pediatric Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She attended medical school at University of Texas Southwestern, completed her pediatrics residency at Duke University, and completed her pediatric rheumatology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. She earned a Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research from the University of Cincinnati and completed advanced quality improvement coursework th...

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    Fadi Hage, Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Fnu Harshvardhan, Associate Scientist (C) 2017 -

    I am actively involved in developing and implementing novel clinically feasible methods to address the problem of aging-associated osteoporosis, osteoporosis-related fractures and sarcopenia in various populations with low exercise tolerance. As a musculoskeletal scientist, my previous work has led to understanding of the functional and structural characteristics of musculoskeletal system in different types of population such as older adults with osteoporosis, individuals with spinal cord injury...

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    Frances Lund Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Frances (Fran) Lund completed her undergraduate studies in Microbiology at the University of Notre Dame (B.S., cum laude, 1987). She performed her graduate work with Dr. Ronald B. Corley in the Department of Microbiology at Duke University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Immunology in 1992 and went on to a post-doctoral immunology fellowship in Dr. Maureen Howard’s group at DNAX Research Institute in Palo Alto, CA. In 1997 she moved to the Trudeau Institute, a basic biomedical infectious disease rese...

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    Fred Bertrand III, Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Gene Siegal M.D., Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Siegal was born in New York where he attended college. He received his medical degree from the University of Louisville and his PhD from the University of Minnesota. He was a Resident and Research Fellow at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and completed both a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, NIH and a surgical pathology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Prior to coming to UAB in 1990, he was a tenured faculty member at the University of North Carolina ...

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    George Howard, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    George Yang, Senior Scientist (C) 2018 -

    George Yang, MD, PhD, went to undergraduate and medical school at Northwestern University. He earned his PhD in molecular genetics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his residency in general surgery at Stanford University. He remained on faculty at Stanford until coming to UAB in 2018. He is a member of the Association for Academic Surgery, the Society of University Surgeons, of which he is a past-President, and the American Surgical Association, and a member of the Editorial...

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    Gerald McGwin, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Graciela Alarcon, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    I joined the Faculty at UAB in 1981 after being a Research Fellow for about 18 months. I am currently Emeritus Professor and although not in Birmingham, I am still involved in mentoring fellows and collaborating with the LFA, LCTC, GLADEL as the need arises. During my stay at UAB and prior to that at my alma mater (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Perú), I have been involved in the training of clinical and research fellows. In fact, after my US training (1968-1972), I started the fi...

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    Gregg Gilbert, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Harry Schroeder Jr, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Hemant Tiwari Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Hengbin Wang Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Ho-Wook Jun, Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Hon Yuen, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Hongwei Qin, Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Hubert Tse, Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Hui Hu Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Hui Xu Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Hui-Chen Hsu, Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Hsu, Associate Professor of Medicine, studies the regulation of multiple types of immune cells in both humans and mice. Dr. Hsu has had a long history of interest and experience in studying mechanisms of autoimmune disease. She is the investigator who identified that autoimmune BXD2 mice exhibit unique features, including spontaneous formation of germinal centers, increased expression of activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID), increased production of pathogenic autoantibodies that are...

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    Huifeng Yun Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2016 -

    I am an associate professor in the department of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). After working as a statistician/epidemiologist, I have accumulated more than 10 years of experience in the study design, analysis, and methodological development using a variety of data system, including electronic medical records, Medicare, Medicaid, SEER, commercial administrative data, and patient surveys. At the same time, I have established strong collaboration with experts on a v...

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    Ilya Frolov Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Irshad Chaudry, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Irshad H. Chaudry was born on May 2, 1945. He received a B.S. as well as M.S. with honors from Sind University, and a Ph.D. from Monash University, Australia. After his postdoctoral training at Toronto University, Canada, he was an appointed as an Instructor and subsequently as an Assistant Professor at the Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. He then moved to Yale University as an Associate Professor and subsequently became a Professor. He moved to Michigan State Univer...

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    Isabel Scarinci-Searles, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Isabel Scarinci, Ph.D., MPH, is a behavioral scientist with a deep commitment to the elimination of cancer disparities in the U.S. and in low- and middle-income countries. The focus of her work is on the application of behavioral science to public health by promoting behavior change at the population level. Her primary area of interest is cancer prevention and control (including tobacco control) among low-income, racial/ethnic minorities, and immigrant populations (particularly Latinos and Afric...

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    James Blalock, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    J. Edwin Blalock, Ph.D., joined the Department of Medicine as a Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine and became the Scientific Director of the Lung Health Center in 2009. Dr. Blalock is a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Florida where he received both a B.S. and Ph.D. degree. He was previously a Professor in the UAB Department of Physiology and Biophysics, having been recruited to UAB in 1986 from the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he...

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    James Bonner M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    James A. Bonner, M.D., is Senior Advisor to the Director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Merle M. Salter Endowed Chair in Radiation Oncology. A member of the UAB faculty since 1998, Dr. Bonner served as co-leader of the Cancer Center’s Experimental Therapeutics Program from 1998 to 2010.

    Dr. Bonner received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his M.D. from Wayne State University. His research interest focuses on methods of enhancing radiosensitization such a...

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    James Collawn Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    James George, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. James F. George is a Professor of Surgery for the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is a molecular and cellular biologist who has worked in the field of heart failure and transplantation for more than 20 years. He is actively involved in researching the basic biology of heart failure and transplant rejection, the development of new drugs, and clinical outcomes after cardiac surgery and transplantation.

    His studies are concentrated in transplantation immunobiology, particularly ...

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    James Mobley Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Mobley is considered an expert in proteomics by his peers, and as director of the Mass Spectrometry/Proteomics Shared Facility, continues to focus on clinical and translational proteomics applications, which include statistical analysis of high density 'omics driven data sets, and the use of systems biology applications to uncover biologically relevant pathways. He has nearly 30 years experience in academia and industry, and mass spectrometry has been a intricate part of his work experience ...

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    James Willig, Scientist (C) 2015 -

    James H. Willig, MD, MSPH, is the Associate Dean of Clinical Education in the School of Medicine. He attended Medical School at the Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) and completed his residency at the University of Virginia Roanoke-Salem. At UAB, Willig has earned an M.S. in Public Health and completed an Infectious Diseases Fellowship. His research interests in quality improvement and medical informatics have found expression in both research into quality issues in HIV primary care...

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    Jan Novak M.Sc., Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Janusz Kabarowski Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Janusz H.S. Kabarowski received his B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from University College London, UK. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree from the Leukaemia Research Fund centre at The Institute of Cancer Research (Chester Beatty Laboratories) in London in 1997. Dr. Kabarowski subsequently conducted postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Owen Witte at UCLA. Dr. Kabarowski joined the Department of Microbiology at UAB as an Assistant Professor in 2003 and has a secondary faculty appointment in the De...

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    Jarred Younger, Scientist (C) 2015 -

    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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    Jasvinder Singh, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Jasvinder Singh, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and holds the Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research Endowed Professor of Medicine. He has served as Director of the Rheumatology Research at the Birmingham VA Medical Center since 2009. He is also the Director of the UAB Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group Satellite Center since 2013; and the Director of the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) Gout clinic since 2014. He currents serves on the FDA Arthritis Advisory C...

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    Jeffrey Curtis MD, MS, MPH, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Jeffrey R Curtis is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Curtis received a Medical Degree (MD) and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, OR. He subsequently completed a residency in internal medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and a fellowship in rheumatology at UAB. He completed a graduate program in Clinical Informatics at Stanfo...

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    Jeffrey Edberg Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Wegener's granulomatosis, an anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-positive systemic small vessel vasculitide, is characterized by inflammatory lesions with granuloma formation in the upper and lower airways, pauci-immune glomerulonephritis, and anti-proteinase 3 autoantibodies. Although Wegener's granulomatosis is considered idiopathic, there has been substantial interest in environmental factors as either etiologic or accelerating risk factors, with Staphylococcus aureus having attracted...

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    Jessy Deshane Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Jessy Deshane received her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from University of Alabama at Birmingham under the mentorship of Dr. Anupam Agarwal. After completing her post-doctoral training in Immunology with Dr. David Chaplin, in Department of Microbiology, she joined the faculty of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine in 2011 as an Assistant Professor.

    Dr. Deshane is committed to an academic career combining basic and tr...

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    Ji-Bin Peng, Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Jianmei Leavenworth Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2016 -

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    Jianming Tang Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    As an immunologist by training, my ongoing research focuses on immunogenetic factors in several infectious diseases, especially HIV/AIDS.

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    Joanne Murphy-Ullrich Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Joel Berry, Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    John Hartman IV M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    John Kappes Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2015 -

    John C. Kappes (b. 1957), Associate Professor of Medicine and Microbiology, completed his undergraduate studies in biology at Thomas More College (B.A. in Biology, 1981) and received his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Experimental Medicine from St. Thomas Institute in 1986. Dr. Kappes completed his postdoctoral fellowship studying the molecular pathogenesis of human immunodeficiency viruses and joined the UAB faculty in 1989.

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    John Kearney Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    John Mountz M.D., Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    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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    Jose Fernandez Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. José R. Fernández is a Professor and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Nutrition Sciences. Dr. Fernández obtained his Ph.D. in Biobehavioral Health from Pennsylvania State University, training in genetics of complex traits under the advisory of Dr. Gerald McClearn and working with the three most commonly used models for genetic research: fruit flies, mice, and humans. He continued his academic training at the New York Obesity Research Center at Columbia University as a post-docto...

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    Ken Tilashalski, Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Kenneth McCormick, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Kenneth Saag, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Kenneth G. Saag, M.D., M.Sc. is Professor of Medicine and holds the Jane Knight Lowe Endowed Chair in the Division and the Department of Medicine. He became Division Director of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology in July of 2020. His research focuses on comparative effectiveness and safety of therapeutics as well methods to improve quality of care in gout and osteoporosis. He is Vice Chair of Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and is also the Director of the UAB Comprehensive Arthritis, Mu...

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    Kent Keyser Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Kevin Fontaine Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    I am a Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Behavior in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the Antoine Lavoisier Endowed Professor of Energetics and Healthy Lifestyles. I also serve as the Associate Director of the Physical Activity and Exercise Core of UAB’s Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (NORC) and as an adjunct faculty member in the Division of Clinical and Molecular Rheumatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine...

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    Kevin Harrod, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Kim Keeling, Associate Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Lalita Samant, Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Lalita Shevde-Samant, Ph.D.,is Associate Director for Education and Training for the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB and Professor in the Department of Pathology. She also is Director of the Cancer Biology Graduate Theme at UAB. Shevde-Samant received her Ph.D. in Cancer Immunology at the Cancer Research Institute, University of Bombay,India. Following postdoctoral training in the area of metastasis at the Hershey Medical Center, Penn State University and at UAB, she was on faculty at ...

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    Laura Hughes, Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Hughes is a Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology with a research interest in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and imaging. Her early research and focused on genetics and pharmacogenetics in rheumatoid arthritis, especially in African-Americans. As her clinical activities changed, including in 2010 when she became the Fellowship Program Director and started the UAB Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSKUS) Service, her research focus c...

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    Lauren Graham, Associate Scientist (C) 2016 -

    Dr. Graham is interested in Medical Dermatology. She has a specific interest in autoimmune blistering diseases and rheumatological skin diseases like cutaneous lupus, morphea, psoriasis, and dermatomyositis.

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    Laurie Harrington Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Li Xiao, Associate Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Lisa Schwiebert Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Lisa M. Schwiebert received a BS degree in Chemistry from Bates College in 1986 and a PhD in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College in 1993. After completing her postdoctoral training in Clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins University, she was appointed as an instructor in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Schwiebert joined the faculty of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at UAB in 1997 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure...

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    Lizhong Wang M.D., Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Majd Zayzafoon M.D., Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2015 -

    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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    Marguerite Irvin, Associate Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Maria Danila MD, MSc, MSPH, Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Danila is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Danila is an implementation scientist and outcome researcher, passionate about improving the quality, effectiveness and processes/delivery of medical care for patients. Her research program focuses on: i) the design and evaluation of culturally-adapted and literacy-appropriate health care interventions that improve outcomes for patients with chr...

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    Maria Descartes, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    I am a pediatrician and geneticist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I did my fellowship in genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, after which I accepted a faculty position in the Department of Genetics at UAB in 1991. I am board certified both by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Board of Medical Genetics in Clinical and Medical Biochemical Genetics. My clinical practice is primarily as a general geneticist with expertise in dysmorphology, skeletal...

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    Maria Geisinger, Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Maria Pisu Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Mark Beasley, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    I have published over 40 articles in the area of statistical methodology. I have served as a standing member of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Experimental Gerontology Laboratory of the National Institutes on Aging. As a statistician I have many collaborations with researchers in the fields of obesity, caloric restriction, aging, experimental gerontology, radiology, and many other fields in the biological sciences. I have co-authored over 50 applied research articles in a variety of di...

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    Mark Walter Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Mary-Ann Bjornsti Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Mary-Ann Bjornsti, Ph.D., is Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at UAB, and holds the Newman H. Waters Chair of Clinical Pharmacology. She also serves as co-Leader of the Cancer Cell Biology Program and Associate Director for Translational Research in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Genetics, followed by a Fogarty Fellowship at the Biozentrum in Basel Switzerland, and post-doctoral training at Harvard University ...

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    Matthew Ithurburn, Associate Scientist (C) 2018 -

    Matthew Ithurburn, PT, DPT, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and an Associate Scientist in the Center for Exercise Medicine and the Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, Bone, and Autoimmunity Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has a clinical background as a sports medicine physical therapist. Dr. Ithurburn's research focuses on improving rehabilitation and outcomes for young, active individuals following lower extremity musculoskeletal i...

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    Matthew Stoll, Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Stoll is a pediatric rheumatologist who earned his MD and PhD at Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, NY) in 2001, followed by completion of residency in pediatrics at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 2004 and fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at the Childrens Hospital Boston in 2007. At the completion of his fellowship, he took a staff position at the University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX), where he earned an MSCS degree. In 2011, he moved to the Univers...

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    Melissa Chambers, Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Chambers earned her Bachelor's and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Auburn University and her M.D. degree from UAB. She completed the Halsted Surgical Internship at Johns Hopkins University and Neurosurgical Residency at Vanderbilt University. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Neurosurgery and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.

    Clinical interests include all areas of neurological surgery involving brain, spine and periph...

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    Mohamed Khass, Associate Scientist (C) 2018 -

    I am an Assistant Professor in the UAB Department of Medicine’s Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, and have held that rank since 2018. I obtained my Master’s in Biochemistry in Eqypt where I focused on identifying polymorphisms in the methylenetetahydropholate reductase gene (MTHFR) in mothers of children with Down’s syndrome. I was recruited to UAB where I joined the laboratory of Dr. Harry W. Schroeder, Jr. While in his laboratory, first as a PhD student and then as a postdo...

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    Mona Fouad M.D., M.P.H., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Fouad is recognized nationally as a leader in health disparities research and is a member of the NIH National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities. She is PI on numerous federally funded projects that bring in over $51 million and Co-PI on additional grants worth approximately $20 million. Most of this funding has a common theme of improving health and preventing disease in minorities.

    Dr. Fouad is PI for the CDC-funded center entitled, Racial and Ethnic Approa...

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    Moon Nahm M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Moon H. Nahm, Professor of Department of Medicine, with secondary appointment in Microbiology, obtained both his BA degree (in 1970) and MD degree (in 1974) from Washington University in St. Louis MO. In 1980, he completed both Internal Medicine and Laboratory Medicine residency training in Pathology Department, as well as completing post-doctoral research training in Microbiology Department at Washington University in St. Louis MO. He was a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis a...

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    Nabiha Yusuf Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Patricia Patrician PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Patricia A. Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Donna Brown Banton Endowed Professor in the UAB School of Nursing. She joined the UAB faculty in August 2008 after having served 26 years in the US Army Nurse Corps, where she held clinical, administrative, educational, and research positions. Her final position prior to military retirement was Chief, Department of Nursing Science, Academy of Health Sciences, Ft. Sam Houston (San Antonio), TX. At UAB, she teaches in the Nursing and Health Systems Admi...

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    Paul Goepfert M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Our laboratory concentrates on understanding the immune correlates of protection against HIV disease progression with a focus on cell medicated immune responses (CD4 and CD8 T cells). We are utilizing a variety of techniques in our laboratory to evaluate the quality of HIV-specific T cell responses observed in patients who represent the entire spectra of HIV disease. These assays include an in vitro HIV killing and an in vitro HIV viral suppression assay. These assays measure the actual clearanc...

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    Pi-Ling Chang Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Pi-Ling Chang, PhD is an Associate Professor of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Chang received her baccalaureate degree in Natural Sciences and Master’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Chicago. After serving as an instructor in the Department of Biochemistry at the King Saud University, Scientific College for Girls in Saudi Arabia for 5 years, she returned to the United States and earned her doctorate degree in Nutrition Sciences under the m...

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    Ping Zhang, Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Quamarul Hassan, Associate Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Ralph Sanderson Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Randall Davis M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    A graduate of Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Davis completed medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine (UASOM), where he also served his internship, residency, and the ABIM academic subspecialty research fellowship clinical investigator pathway in Hematology/Oncology. He is Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in the division of Hematology/Oncology. He is board certified in Hematology.

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    Randy Cron MD, PhD, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Cron began his research training at the NIH (as a HHMI scholar) and continued with a PhD in Immunology following my mentor, Dr. Jeff Bluestone, to the University of Chicago, where Dr. Cron characterized murine peripheral TCRgd T cell repertoire, phenotype, and effector function. He completed medical school at UCLA and did a Pediatrics residency at Stanford where he gained an interest in Rheumatology. This was followed by a fellowship at the University of Washington in Pediatric Rheumatology....

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    Richard Blackwell, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Richard Myers Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Richard Myers, Ph.D., received his B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Alabama in 1977, his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and performed post-doctoral work at Harvard University. He began his first faculty position at the University of California at San Francisco in 1986 and moved his laboratory to Stanford University’s Department of Genetics in 1993. At Stanford, he was chair of the Department of Genetics and director of the Stanford Human Genome Cen...

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    Richard Reynolds IV, Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr Reynolds is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology. His current research interests include genetic epidemiology of gout and associated comorbidities and the genetic and epigenetic causes of gout flares. Dr. Reynolds earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland College Park's Department of Biology in 2008. He completed a post doctoral fellowship in UAB's Department of Biostatistics, section on Statistical Genetics in 2010 and thereafter j...

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    Robert Kesterson Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Robert Kimberly M.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Robert P. Kimberly, MD, a native of New Haven, Conn., received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Harvard Medical School after receiving a baccalaureate degree magna cum laude from Princeton University and a baccalaureate / master's degree from the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Dr. Kimberly's achievements and honors include election to Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University, a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University, a "First" class degree from Oxford, and election to both the America...

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    Robert Welner Ph.D., Associate Scientist (C) 2017 -

    I received my Ph.D. degree in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Oklahoma with Dr. Paul Kincade. I then moved to Harvard Medical School for my post-doctoral training with Dr. Dan Tenen.

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    Robin Hatton, Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    S Hernandez, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    S. Robert Hernandez is Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the UAB Executive Doctoral Program in Healthcare Leadership. He is also Senior Associate Chair for Global Health and is founding Director of the International Executive Masters of Science in Health Administration Program.

    Internationally, he served on the Board of Directors of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) from 2012 to 2018 and has chaired the EURAM Healthcare Management Research Track since 2008. H...

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    Sadis Matalon, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Samir Dalvi MD, Associate Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Dalvi’s research interests involve the role of environmental stimuli in the development of autoimmunity as well as the role of lead toxicity and gouty arthritis. In addition, he is planning to develop a vasculitis registry to investigate potential markers of disease activity in patients with vasculitis.

    Dr. Dalvi’s main clinical interests include the following: Giant cell/temporal arteritis, Takayasu’s arteritis, polymyalgia rheumatic (PMR), Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegene...

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    Sarah Morgan, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr Morgan is a registered/licensed dietitian and an internist.

    Dr. Morgan's research program has been focused on methotrexate and folic acid metabolism in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Her work with Dr. Joseph E Baggott and members of the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology (Drs. Graciela Alarcon, Dr. William Koopman, Dr. S Louis Bridges, and Dr. Laura Hughes) have established the folic acid supplementation during low dose methotrexate therapy for rheumatoid arthr...

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    Sasanka Ramanadham Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Selvarangan Ponnazhagan Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Shi Wei M.D., Ph.D., Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Wei obtained his M.D. from China Medical University (Shenyang, China) and received his Ph.D. from Okayama University in Japan. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, Missouri) prior to coming to UAB, where he finished his pathology residency followed by a surgical pathology fellowship. He obtained additional clinical subspecialty training at Emory, Mt. Sinai and Harvard Universities. Dr. Wei is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical ...

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    Stephen Barnes Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Barnes was trained in Chemistry and Biochemistry in the UK. He joined UAB in 1977 and pursued research on bile acids and latterly polyphenols, particularly soy isoflavones. He was promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure) in 1985 and Full Professor in 1994. He has received NIH support from several areas to pursue the conjugation of bile acids, the chemistry, biochemistry and physiology of polyphenols, the underlying chemistry of lens cataracts and the use of omics approaches in biomedica...

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    Stephen Watts, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Stephen Watts began his career in aquatic science in the 9th grade, when he became enthusiastically interested in all things aquatic. Having completed degrees in marine and aquatic biology, he joined UAB in 1987, and has developed a strong program in aquatic and marine science. His interests include basic science, as well as applied science (aquaculture) and subsequently medical application of aquatic animal models.

    He is widely known as an expert in aquatic nutrition science, and h...

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    Steven Duncan, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Duncan is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Washington (Seattle) and served as a Medical Intern and Resident there. His subsequent clinical and research training fellowships were at the University of Pittsburgh, Stanford University, and The Scripps Research Institute. Dr. Duncan has had prior faculty appointments at Stanford University and the University of Pittsburgh.

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    Steven Pittler, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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

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    Timothy Beukelman, Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Timothy Nagy Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Nagy is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences. He directs the Small Animal Phenotyping Laboratory that is a resource for the UAB Nutrition Obesity Center, the UAB Diabetes Research Center, and the UAB Center for Metabolic Bone Disease. Dr. Nagy’s research is focused on three areas: (1) the regulation of body weight, (2) the development and validation of methods for phenotyping small animals, and (3) the link among body fat, caloric restriction and cancer.

    Dr. Nagy’s st...

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    Timothy Wick Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Wick began his academic career in the School of Chemical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he developed internationally recognized research programs in cell adhesion and tissue engineering. He served as director of the Interdisciplinary Bioengineering Graduate Program from 2004 to 2005. He was recruited to UAB as Chair of the BME Department and co-director of UAB’s BioMatrix Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (BERM) Research Center in 2005. In 2015, he was appointe...

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    Tracy Hwangpo, Associate Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Tracy Hwangpo , MD/PhD, is an Instructor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology. She completed her Internal medicine residency and fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in immunology through the T32 Immunology training grant during her fellowship training. She received her medical degree and doctor of philosophy through the Medical Scientist Training Program at Icahn School of Medicin...

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    Troy Randall Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Trygve Tollefsbol Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Tollefsbol is a professor of Biology and a senior scientist in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, and the Comprehensive Diabetes Center. He is director of the UAB Cell Senescence Culture Facility, which he established in 1999.

    Dr. Tollefsbol holds doctorate degrees in molecular biology and osteopathic medicine and has published over 120 articles related to the fields of epigenetics, telomerase, aging, and c...

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    Victor Darley-Usmar Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Victor Darley-Usmar received his Ph.D. at the University of Essex in England and then moved to the University of Oregon as a Post-Doctoral Fellow to pursue his interests in the structure and function of mitochondrial proteins in human disease. After a period as a lecturer in Japan and ten years as a Research Scientist in Burroughs Wellcome in London he joined UAB to establish his own research group in the Department of Pathology in 1995. He has received multiple awards for training and mentorin...

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    Victor Thannickal, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    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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    Vinoy Thomas, Associate Scientist (C) 2018 -

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    W. Timothy Garvey, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Garvey is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He obtained his MD degree, cum laude, from St. Louis University in 1978, and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Barnes Hospital, Washington University, in 1981. He then was a clinical fellow in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He subsequently held facul...

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    W. Winn Chatham MD, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    W Winn Chatham M.D. is Professor of Medicine and is the Lous W Heck Clinical Scholar in Rheumatology. He is the Associate Division Director for Clinical Services and has served as the director of clinical services for the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology since 1996.

    Dr. Chatham's current clinical and research interests are focused on systemic lupus erythematosus, immunodeficiency associated autoimmunity, and macrophage activation syndrome in the setting of autoimmune an...

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    William Koopman, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Xu Feng Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Yabing Chen Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr. Chen received her BS degree from Fudan University and her Ph.D. from Xiamen University. She completed postdoctoral training and was appointed as a research instructor at the University of Vermont, School of Medicine. Dr. Chen joined the faculty of Department of Pathology at UAB in June 2004. She is currently Jay M McDonald, MD, Endowed Professor in Laboratory Medicine, Professor in Molecular and Cellular Pathology and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Education; as well as a Research Ca...

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    Yi-Ping Li Ph.D., Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

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    Yogesh Vohra, Senior Scientist (C) 2015 -

    Dr, Yogesh Vohra is a Professor and University Scholar in the Department of Physics at UAB. Dr. Vohra is the founding Director of the UAB Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration (CNMB) and also serves as an Associate Dean in the UAB college of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Dr. Vohra is a Chartered Physicist and Fellow of the Institute of Physics, United Kingdom. Dr. Vohra has a BS and MS degree from the University of Delhi and a PhD in physics from the University of Mumbai, India and conduc...

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