Welcome to our
Fall 2014
Incoming Students!

· Asmi Chakraborty,
  Padmashree Dr DY Patil U       
· Michael Dixon, UAB
· Kaity Dorsett,
  Birmingham-Southern
· Samuel Fehling,
  U Wisconsin-Eau Claire
· Brent Jones
  Georgia College & State U
 Check out our
1st Theme Newsletter!

apply_now_image APPLY for FALL 2015

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)