Program Faculty Mentors


 

Faculty Mentors 

Academic Position 

Primary Appointment

Amy Amara, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 

Neurology

Franklin Amthor, Ph.D.

Professor 

Psychology  

Steven N. Austad, Ph.D.

Chair

Biology

Karlene Ball, Ph.D.

University Professor and Chair

Psychology

Etty Benveniste, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair 

Cell, Developmental & Integrative Biology

Mary Boggiano, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 

Psychology 

Mark Bolding, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 

Radiology 

Michael Brenner, Ph.D.  

Professor 

Neurobiology 

William Britt, Ph.D.  

Professor 

Pediatrics 

C. Brendan Clark, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurology

David G. Clark, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Neurology

Sara Clinton, Ph.D.  

Assistant Professor 

Psychiatry

Karen Cropsey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology

Michael Crowe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Psychology

Rita Cowell, Ph.D.  

Associate Professor 

Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology

Jeremy Day, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Neurobiology

Patrizia De Sarno, Ph.D.  


Assistant Professor

Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology

Tara DeSilva, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Peter Detloff, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor 

Biochemistry 

Lynn Dobrunz, Ph.D.  

Associate Professor 

Neurobiology 

Candace Floyd, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Karen Gamble, Ph.D.  

Assistant Professor

Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology

Paul Gamlin, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair 

Vision Sciences 

Timothy Gawne, Ph.D.  

Associate Professor 

Vision Sciences 

David S. Geldmacher, M.D., F.A.C.P 

Professor 

Neurology 

Matthew Goldberg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 

Neurology

Burel Goodin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Psychology

Merida M. Grant, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral

Michelle Gray, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 

Neurology

Alecia Gross, Ph.D.  

Assistant Professor

Vision Sciences 

John Hablitz, Ph.D.  

Professor and Vice-Chair 

Neurobiology 

Jeremy Herskowitz, Ph.D.  

Assistant Professor 

Neurology 

Anita Hjelmeland, Ph.D.  

Assistant Professor 

Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology  

Keith Jones, M.D.  

Professor and Chair 

Anesthesiology 

Inga Kadisha, Ph.D.  

Assistant Professor 

Cell, Developmental & Integrative Biology

Rajesh Kana, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Psychology

IIlan Kerman, M.D., Ph.D.  

Assistant Professor

Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology

Helen Kim, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Gwendaly King, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Neurobiology

Peter King, Ph.D.  

Professor and Vice-Chair 

Neurology 

David Knight, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Psychology

Nina Kraguljac, M.A., M.D.  

Assistant Professor

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology

Adrienne C. Lahti, M.D.  

Professor

Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology

Robin Lester, Ph.D.  

Professor

Neurobiology

Liang Lu, Ph.D.  

Associate Professor 

Neurology 

Farah Lubin Ph.D.  

Assistant Professor

Neurobiology

James H. Meador-Woodruff, M.D.

Professor and Chair

Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology

Miguel Melendez-Ferro, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology

Lori McMahon, Ph.D.

Professor

Cell, Developmental & Integrative Biology

L. Burt Nabors, M.D.

Professor

Neurology

Kazutoshi Nakazawa, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Psychiatry

Anthony P. Nicholas, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Neurology

Michelle Olsen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Cell, Developmental & Integrative Biology

Linda Overstreet Wadiche, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Neurobiology

Cynthia Owsley. Ph.D.

 Professor

Ophthalmology

Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Neurobiology

Lucas Pozzo-Miller, Ph.D.

Professor

Neurobiology

Emma Perez-Costas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology

Erik Roberson, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Neurology

Rosalinda C. Roberts, Ph.D.

Professor

Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology

Kevin Roth, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Pathology

Robert Savage, Ph.D.

Professor

Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology

John Shacka, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Pathology

Richard Shelton, M.D.

Professor

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology

Lawrence C. Sincich, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Vision Sciences

Harald W. Sontheimer, Ph.D.

Professor

Neurobiology

Robert Sorge, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Psychology

David G. Standaert, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

Neurology

J. David Sweatt, Ph.D.

Professor

Neurobiology

Edward Taub, Ph.D.

University Professor

Psychology

Anne Theibert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director

Neurobiology

Bulent Turan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Psychology

Gitendra Uswatte

Professor

Psychology

David E. Vance, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

School of Nursing

Thomas Van Groen, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Cell, Developmental & Integrative Biology

Kristina Visscher, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Neurobiology

Laura Volpicelli-daley, Ph.D.  

Assistant Professor 

Neurology 

Jacques Wadiche, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Neurobiology

Virginia Wadley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Psychiatry

Qin Wang, M.D.,Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Cell, Developmental & Integrative Biology

Harrison Walker, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Neurology

Ray Watts, M.D.

Professor and UAB President

Neurology

Andrew West, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Neurology

Scott Wilson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Neurobiology

J. Michael Wyss, Ph.D

Professor

Cell, Developmental & Integrative Biology

Talene Yacoubian, Ph.D.  

Assistant Professor 

Neurology 

Nabiha Yusuf, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dermatology

Bradley Yoder, Ph.D.

Professor

Cell, Developmental & Integrative Biology

Jarred Younger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Psychology

Jianhua Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Pathology