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First-Time DragonTrail Users: Create Account

  1. Go to DragonTrail Jobs for Employers and then on “Create Account.”
  2. Beneath the username and password fields, click on “Click here to register!”
  3. In the Find Your Organization field, type the name of your organization.
  4. If your organization is listed, check the box next to the name.
  5. If your organization is not listed, click the “Can’t Find Your Organization?” button.
  6. Complete the registration information form. Required fields are marked with a red asterisk.
  7. Click “Register” to complete registration.
  8. Your username and password will be emailed to you within one business day, (save for records).

Returning DragonTrail Users: Posting Jobs

  1. Go DragonTrail Jobs for Employers and select “Login.”
  2. Log in with your username and password, click “Login.”
  3. Click “My Jobs” on the top navigation bar.
  4. Click on the “”New Job” button.
  5. Enter your job and/or internship position. Required fields are marked with a red asterisk.
  6. Click “Save” when you have completed the posting. You can access it later if you need to make changes.
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UAB News

  • UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine awards first pilot grants
    The UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine has awarded its first pilot grants to teams of researchers from the two institutions to pursue projects in cancer and cardiac disease.

    The UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine has bestowed its first research grants as part of the collaboration between the University of Alabama at Birmingham and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. The three pilot grants, each of $100,000 for up to two years, have been given to collaborative teams of one researcher from UAB and one from HudsonAlpha to pursue research projects in cancer and cardiac disease.

    “We created the UAB-HudsonAlpha grants to stimulate collaborative research efforts between faculty at UAB and HudsonAlpha, with the goal of developing new research programs that will enhance the leadership of UAB and HudsonAlpha in the area of genomic medicine,” said Bruce Korf, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the UAB Department of Genetics in the UAB School of Medicine. “These three were chosen from a highly competitive group of more than 20 proposals. We are excited to be able to fund these projects and will continue to work hard to catalyze many more collaborative efforts going forward.”

    “HudsonAlpha and UAB are two of the top genetics and genomics research institutions in the nation, and the ability to collaborate on these types of projects enhances our capabilities in this area and also advances the mission of the Center for Genomic Medicine, to transform patient care through genomics,” said Richard M. Myers, Ph.D., president and scientific director of HudsonAlpha.

    In the first project, Anita Hjelmeland, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAB Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, and Sara Cooper, Ph.D., faculty investigator at HudsonAlpha, will generate genetically modified and inhibitor treated brain tumor initiating cells. Hjelmeland and Cooper will analyze the transcriptome and metabolome of these cells to identify pathways that are important for the regulation of glioblastoma growth. The results will be important for developing better treatment strategies for glioblastoma patients and will have important basic science and preclinical implications.

    The second pilot project is a collaboration between Gregg Rokosh, Ph.D., associate professor at the UAB Division of Cardiovascular Disease, and Devin Absher, Ph.D., faculty investigator at HudsonAlpha. Rokosh and Absher will use defined genetic and pharmacologic models to provide decisive evidence for the involvement of factors associated with cardiac myocyte cell cycle withdrawal and the transition to hypertrophic growth and maturation. In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, portions of the heart thicken, which impacts the ability of the heart muscle to function. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a significant cause of sudden cardiac death.

    The third funded project will be led by Sunil Sudarshan, M.D., associate professor at the UAB Department of Urology, and Absher. The researchers will identify epigenetic targets of oncometabolite-driven kidney cancers to understand the role of metabolism in renal carcinogenesis, and ultimately to develop novel therapies aimed at improving outcomes.

    The UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine was established in 2014 to promote basic, clinical and translational research in the application of genomic approaches to solving questions related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. The center combines the breadth and depth of clinical knowledge and expertise at UAB with the access to genetic and genomic technologies and expertise at HudsonAlpha.

    The UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine was established in 2014 to promote basic, clinical and translational research in the application of genomic approaches to solving questions related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. The center combines the breadth and depth of clinical knowledge and expertise at UAB with the access to genetic and genomic technologies and expertise at HudsonAlpha.

    Its primary mission is to conduct research in genomic medicine and facilitate translation of research findings into clinical practice. In support of this mission, the Center brings together multidisciplinary teams from both institutions, composed of physicians, clinicians, biotechnologists, geneticists, bioinformaticists and other specialists who engage in collaborative research focused on genomic discoveries that will enhance and inform patient care.

    As part of its core mission, the Center also offers a series of educational programs and resources in genomic medicine designed specifically for scientists, clinicians and researchers. In addition, the Center provides a range of expertise and resources to clinicians and others interested in research and the integration of genomics into medical practice. Supported by UAB’s expertise in clinical genomic medicine and the advanced genomic capabilities of HudsonAlpha, the Center’s collaborative research initiatives are on the forefront of genomic discoveries with the potential to transform patient care and treatment in the 21st century.

  • Chris Thile, American mandolin virtuoso, at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center on Nov. 2
    A favorite at the Alys Stephens Center, Thile is set for a solo evening of flawless musicianship and mind-blowing musical exploration, from bluegrass to Bach and back again.

    Fans of Chris Thile will thrill as the American singer, songwriter and mandolin virtuoso returns Monday, Nov. 2, to the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.

    Thile is set for a solo evening of flawless musicianship and mind-blowing exploration, from bluegrass to Bach and back again. He will perform at 7 p.m. in the ASC’s Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $33.50, $46.50 and $54.50. Tickets for UAB students and faculty are $25. UAB employees receive a 20 percent ticket discount. Call 205-975-2787 or visit

    A child prodigy, Thile rose to fame with the Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek. He has released five solo albums, including 2004’s “Deceiver,” which he wrote, composed, sang and played every instrument. In 2006, Thile formed a band that ultimately became the bluegrass quintet Punch Brothers. Their first album in 2008 featured a four-movement, four-part suite composed by Thile, “The Blind Leaving the Blind.” The band’s latest album, “The Phosphorescent Blues,” was released this year. He has recorded extensively with bassist Edgar Meyer and fellow mandolin player Mike Marshall.

    In 2011, Thile earned a Grammy nomination for “Sleep with One Eye Open,” an album of tradition-upending interpretations of bluegrass classics with guitarist Michael Daves. He won the 2012 Grammy for Best Folk Album for “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” which he recorded with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Stuart Duncan and Meyer.

    In 2012, the MacArthur Foundation named Thile one of its 23 MacArthur Fellows and recipient of its prestigious “Genius Grant.” Thile’s most recent solo recording, “Bach: Partitas and Sonatas, Vol. 1,” was released in late 2013.

    A frequent guest on the show “A Prairie Home Companion” who has even guest-hosted twice in the past, Thile will take over hosting duties from Garrison Keillor in 2016.

  • UAB faculty receives two NSF grants for cybersecurity research
    A UAB Computer and Information Sciences professor will continue improving security and usability of authentication systems through new funding.

    Nitesh Saxena, Ph.D., has been awarded two grants in 2015 from the National Science Foundation to continue his research in computer and network security.

    The grants total $1 million overall, with UAB’s share comprising approximately $500,000.

    The first of the two grants, a collaboration with Syracuse University, will help Saxena develop a secure and easy-to-use mechanism for user authentication in current-generation smartphones. Because they are in near constant use, mobile phones can be much more difficult to secure than traditional devices such as desktops or laptops. Saxena’s research will look into a way to constantly protect the smartphone. The project seeks to leverage several collaborating wearable devices, for example a smartwatch or smartglass, and their different sensors to build a strong behavioral biometric authentication mechanism that can recognize the legitimate user of the smartphone transparently and continuously.

    The second grant, a collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, will assist Saxena’s team in furthering his research into improving the security and usability of two-factor password authentication systems. Saxena aims to design and implement two-factor authentication systems that improve upon previous, weaker systems by ensuring they protect against online attacks, as well as phishing attacks and offline attacks. Importantly, in doing this, Saxena’s design will not minimize the usability component of the authentication system and thus remain amenable to real-world deployment. This project has been supported by UAB Information Technology.

    Saxena, the director of the Security and Privacy In Emerging computing and networking Systems (SPIES) lab and associate professor of computer and information sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at UAB, is focused on a field of research that includes mobile and wireless security, and usable security. He has received several prior grants from NSF as well as from many industrial tech giants including Google, Comcast and Cisco.

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