Thy Huynh, 3rd Year Medical Student
Title of Project: Genetic Mutational Analysis of a Family with Unique Sclerodermoid Features
Mentor: Naveed Sami, MD, FAAD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Catherine Poholek, Graduate Biomedical Sciences - Immunology Theme; Medical Scientist Training Program Trainee
Title of Project: Mechanisms of Interleukin-21-driven Pathogenesis in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Mentor: Laurie E. Harrington, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cell Biology
Neil Kelly, Graduate Biomedical Science - Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine Theme
Title of Project: Novel exercise prescription to improve fatigability and muscle function in Parkinson’s DiseaseMentor: Marcus Bamman, Ph.D., Professor of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology; Director, UAB Center for Exercise Medicine
The TL1 award, funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (TL1 TR000167), provides a stipend and partial support for tuition and specified educational expenses for one year. During this year, each Trainee will complete the Clinical and Translational Science Training Program. Trainees dedicate full-time effort to pursue a translational science-related doctoral degree. In addition to completing core curriculum and other requirements, Trainees will ultimately complete a dissertation that will culminate in the submission of manuscripts for publication and a grant application.
The CCTS Pre-doctoral Training Program Director is Peter R. Smith, Ph.D. of the Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology. Questions? Contact program manager, Audrey Wrenn.