Pharmacology and Toxicology

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Mary-Ann Bjornsti Ph.D., Department Chairperson 2009 -

    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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    Teresa Wilborn PhD, PharmD, Vice Chairperson 2019 -

  • Faculty Position

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    Charles Falany Ph.D., Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Dennis Pillion, Professor (P) 2011 -

    Dennis Pillion has been a diabetes researcher and educator at UAB since 1979. In 2011 he retired from full-time work to assume a position as a part-time Professor. He currently lectures on Pharmacology to first and second year students in the schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Optometry. He also teaches a course to undergraduate students in the Science and Technology Honors Program. As a volunteer, he serves as an advisor to the Alabama camp for children with diabetes and he is the Chairman of t...

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    Elias Meezan, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2009 -

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    Helen Kim, Associate Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Jeevan Prasain Ph.D., Associate Professor (P) 2003 -

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    John Parant Ph.D., Associate Professor (P) 2010 -

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    John Shacka, Associate Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Karina Yoon Ph.D., Associate Professor (P) 2009 -

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    Mary-Ann Bjornsti Ph.D., Professor (P) 2009 -

    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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    Maurizio Grimaldi, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2005 -

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    Nan Cher (Florence) Yeo, Instructor (P) 2019 -

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    Richard May, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2007 -

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    Robert van Waardenburg Ph.D., Associate Professor (P) 2009 -

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    Stephen Aller Ph.D., Associate Professor (P) 2009 -

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    Stephen Barnes Ph.D., Professor (P) 1994 -

    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 Stricker Pharm.D., Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2008 -

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    Syed Shaida Andrabi, Associate Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Tatjana Coric Ph.D., Assistant Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Teresa Wilborn PhD, PharmD, Professor (P) 2013 -

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    William Parker, Professor - Adjunct (P) 1991 -

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    Yuanyuan Li M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    David Standaert, Professor (S) 2010 -

    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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    Donald Buchsbaum Ph.D., Associate Professor (S) 1990 -

    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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    Eddy Yang M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor (S) 2013 -

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    James Mobley Ph.D., Assistant Professor (S) 2007 -

    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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    John Hartman IV M.D., Assistant Professor (S) 2004 -

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    Nita Limdi, Associate Professor (S) 2011 -

    Dr. Limdi is a clinical pharmacist and epidemiologist with significant expertise in pharmacogenomics and pharmacoepidemiology, from research and discovery to its application and implementation in clinical practice. Her research portfolio encompasses studies with both observational and a clinical trial designs and is focused on understanding the multiple factors that influence drug efficacy and safety, specifically anticoagulant and antiplatelet response. An established investigator in the field ...

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    Rui-Ming Liu M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor (S) 1999 -

    Dr. Rui-Ming Liu received her M.D. and PhD (in Toxicology) degrees from Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, China. She is an American Board of Toxicology certified Toxicologist. Dr. Liu joined the UAB School of Public Health in 1999 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. In 2014, Dr. Liu was promoted to Professor with tenure and moved from School of Public Health to School of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division.

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    Shannon Bailey, Professor (S) 2016 -

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