Biomedical Sciences Program

Academic Department


Faculty Administrative Position

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    Fred Bertrand III, Interim Program Director 2020 -

  • Faculty Position

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    Christine Loyd, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    I received my bachelor’s in Microbiology from Miami University, in Oxford, OH in 2004. Thereafter, I started my graduate work at University of Cincinnati where I was focused on understanding endocrine adaptations to exercise and how exercise could be used to treat metabolic disease using animal models. I received my PhD in 2014 and started post-doctoral training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I completed an NIH T32 Post-doctoral training program with the UAB Center for Exercise Medi...

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    Mamie Coats, Associate Professor (P) 2019 -

    Dr. Mamie T. Coats obtained her B.S. degree in Biochemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana. She obtained a Ph.D. in Microbiology for the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama. She remained at UAB for her post-doctoral studies.

    Dr. Coats’ research focuses on pneumococcal biofilms and animal models of pneumococcal disease relevant to children.

    Streptococcus pneumoniae remains a major causative agent of community-acquired pneumonia, ...

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    N. Robert Estes II, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Nadia Richardson, Instructor (P) 2019 -

    Dr. Nadia M. Richardson has demonstrated a persistent commitment to research and community outreach regarding health equity, health disparities, identity and cultural competency. Dr. Richardson teaches in the Biomedical Sciences Program with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Health Professions. Her professional experience includes over 15 years working with nonprofit organizations and various universities. As a university instructor, she has developed and taught college course...

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    Samantha Giordano-Mooga, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

    As an educator and researcher my goal is to create engaging, inquiry based, fun learning environments within my classroom or laboratory for students to learn, grow and reach their personal and professional goals. As a faculty member in the Biomedical Sciences Program, I work to integrate science education and professionalism throughout my courses, which include Cell Biology and the Senior Capstone Course. My research spans both basic science—studying sexual dimorphism in cellular metabolism—an...

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    Tyler Wright, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

  • Non-faculty Academic Position

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    Niroop Kaza, Credentialed Course Instructor 2020 -

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