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    Benveniste Ph.D., Tika, Senior Scientist (C) 2006 -

    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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    Bevensee, Mark, Scientist (C) 2006 -

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    Britt M.D., William, Senior Scientist (C) 2006 -

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    Buchsbaum Ph.D., Donald, Senior Scientist (C) 2006 -

    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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    Dobrunz, Lynn, Associate Scientist (C) 2006 -

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    Fuller, Catherine, Scientist (C) 2006 -

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    Gillespie, George, Senior Scientist (C) 2006 -

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    Gray, Michelle, Associate Scientist (C) 2010 -

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    Gutierrez, Alecia, Associate Scientist (C) 2010 -

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    Hablitz, John, Senior Scientist (C) 2006 -

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    Hjelmeland Ph.D., Anita, Associate Scientist (C) 2013 -

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    Kadisha, Inga, Associate Scientist (C) 2008 -

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    King M.D., Peter, Senior Scientist (C) 2006 -

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    Lubin, Farah, Associate Scientist (C) 2010 -

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    Markert M.D., M.P.H., James, Senior Scientist (C) 2006 -

    Dr. Markert received an A.B. degree cum laude in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University, where he also pursued graduate studies in Applied Mathematics. He then obtained his M.D. degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1988 with a simultaneous award of a Masters in Public Health, also from Columbia University. He performed his general surgery internship, as well as his neurological surgery residency, at the University of Michigan Medical Center under Dr. Julian...

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    Meador-Woodruff, James, Senior Scientist (C) 2006 -

    Dr. Meador-Woodruff received his BS in Chemistry from the University of Richmond, and his MD from the Medical College of Virginia. He then moved to Ann Arbor, and completed a combined residency in psychiatry and a research fellowship at the University of Michigan. After completing his research training, he joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and the Mental Health Research Institute at the University of Michigan, where he held administrative positions including Associate Chair for ...

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    Messiaen Ph.D., Ludwine, Senior Scientist (C) 2006 -

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    Nabors M.D., Louis, Scientist (C) 2006 -

    Dr. Nabors, originally from Columbus, Mississippi, obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1985. He then obtained his Medical Doctorate from the University of Tennessee in 1991. Dr. Nabors was active in the United States Navy as a Flight Surgeon from 1992-95. Afterwards, he completed a Neuro-oncology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2000 and is board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
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    Ness, Jayne, Scientist (C) 2006 -

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    Nicholas, Anthony, Scientist (C) 2006 -

    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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    Novack, Thomas, Senior Scientist (C) 2006 -

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    Parpura, Vladimir, Scientist (C) 2007 -

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    Percy, Alan, Senior Scientist (C) 2006 -

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    Pozzo-Miller, Lucas, Associate Scientist (C) 2006 -

    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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    Roberson, Erik, Associate Scientist (C) 2010 -

    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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    Sims, Brian, Senior Scientist (C) 2006 -

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    Standaert, David, Senior Scientist (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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    Theibert, Anne, Scientist (C) 2006 -

    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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    van Groen, Thomas, Scientist (C) 2006 -

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    Wadiche, Jacques, Associate Scientist (C) 2006 -

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    Wadiche, Linda, Associate Scientist (C) 2006 -

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    Wilson Ph.D., Scott, Associate Scientist (C) 2006 -

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    Wyss, James, Senior Scientist (C) 2006 -

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