News & Information

CANB Theme Newsletter
 Vol 1 Issue 2 - Nov 2014

UAB Cancer Center & ASU receive grant to address cancer health disparities

Powerhouse Team of Cancer Researchers Join UAB

Upcoming UAB Holidays:

Nov 27 & 28-Thanksgiving
Dec 25 & 26-Christmas
Jan 1 & 2-New Years
Jan 19-MLK Jr Day

GBS 777-Cancer Biology Seminar Information for Spring 2015
Electronic journals due to Patricia Matthews no later than 10am on April 17.

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We encourage you to apply for Fall 2015, beginning in August of this year.
Applications are reviewed as they are received and interview sessions are scheduled based on receipt of applications.  Priority deadline for domestic applicants is December 1, 2014; preferred deadline is January 15, 2015.  Final deadline for international applications is January 15, 2015. Click on the Prospective Students tab at the top of this page for more detailed information.


The goal of the Cancer Biology Program is to train the next generation of cancer biologists so that they will make significant contributions to basic and clinical research. Students will receive training over a broad base, integrating molecular, cellular, biochemical and biological experimental approaches. Combinations of courses, seminars, small group discussions and hands-on research provide each student with a customized dissertation experience. Students will have opportunities to work with outstanding investigators throughout the UAB campus in the areas of tumor microenvironment, metastasis, cancer genetics, stem cells, gene therapy of cancer, pharmacology/toxicology, signaling and tumor immunology. Successful graduates will have a firm foundation upon which they can build careers in academia, research institutions, industry or government.

Theresa Strong, PhD
Co-Director, Cancer Biology Theme
Professor of Medicine
205.975.9878 (office)
                Lalita Shevde-Samant, PhD
Co-Director, Cancer Biology Theme
Associate Professor of Pathology
205.975.6261 (office)