Student Spotlight


Lauren Hablitz

Thesis Title: G protein-coupled inwardly-rectifying potassium channels (GIRKs) and their role in regulation of circadian rhythms
Mentor: Karen L. Gamble, PhD
Department: Psychiatry – Behavioral Neurobiology
Undergrad: BS, Penn State University

Welcome to the Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology (CMDB) PhD Theme, a part of the Graduate Biomedical Sciences program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. The CMDB theme is designed to provide maximum flexibility that results in students who are prepared to launch into a career in the emerging biomedical science field. Our graduates have exciting careers in scientific research in both academic and industrial settings; scientific-related writing, business, law, bioterrorism, forensics, administration, and education. 

About Us: CMDB is a cross-disciplinary theme at a leading research University in the sunny south, consisting of a diverse group of scientists and physicians who have a collective interest in fundamental processes in cell, molecular, and developmental biology and how alterations in these processes result inhuman diseases and birth defects.

About UAB: We are consistently one of the top 25 NIH funded research institutions in the U.S. and with faculty from over 30 departments across campus there are many opportunities for you in new and exciting areas of biomedical research. And, UAB is a leader in innovative technology such as whole genome sequencing, electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, crystallography, flow cytometry, drug discovery and others.

Contact Us: We are always searching for the brightest and most dedicated students to join our highly competitive CMDB theme and experience firsthand our cutting edge science. This is your personal invitation to explore the many possible opportunities offered by CMDB at UAB. Please explore this web site and apply today!
  • Fredéric Gros to deliver April 26 Department of Foreign Languages & Literature lecture.The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures and Alliance Française of Birmingham will present a lecture in English by Fredéric Gros, professor of political philosophy at the Université de Paris-Est Créteil and at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po Paris), at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26.   Gros will discuss “A philosophy of walking: The spiritual secret of walking and how it manifests on paper.” He is the author of “A Philosophy of Walking,” and was the editor of the last lectures of French philosopher and historian Michel Foucault at the College de France. Gros also has written books on psychiatry, law and war. The event, free and open to the public, will be held in Hulsey Recital Hall, located at 900 13th St. South. More information about the event is online.

  • Director of the Lakeshore Foundation/UAB Research Collaborative and the Lakeshore Foundation, endowed chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences Areas of expertise: physical activity and health promotion programs for people with diabilitiesDavid Rimmer, Ph.D., director of the Lakeshore Foundation/UAB Research Collaborative, Lakeshore Foundation and endowed chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences   NIH National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research advisory board Director, National Center on Physical Activity and Disability Director, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Interactive Exercise Technologies and Exercise Physiology for People with Diabilities     Selected media appearances:     Back to experts guide

  • Professor and chair of Nutrition Sciences Areas of expertise: obesity, diabetesW. Timothy Garvey, M.D., professor and chair of Nutrition Sciences and director of the Diabetes Research Center   Editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Member of the American College of Endocrinology Member of the American Diabetes Association     Selected media appearances:     Back to experts guide