Student Spotlight

Ban Ga I

Ga I Ban

Entered: 2013
MS, Dankook Univ-South Korea

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!
  • Lee Meadows has been selected to help the Smithsonian with Hall of Human Origins Lee Meadows, Ph.D., professor of curriculum and instruction in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education, has been named to the Broader Social Impacts Committee for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The committee will help the Smithsonian as it assembles the Hall of Human Origins, which is a collection of early human fossils. The group will serve to ensure the museum is in good dialogue with the public about the evolution of man, a topic that could be controversial. Meadows guides science teachers on how to teach evolution in the classroom, and he published a book, “The Missing Link,” which shares ideas on approaching evolution in a way that may avoid hurt feelings and misunderstandings.

  • Mayor William Bell coming to UAB to talk K-12 STEM education Mayor William Bell will discuss science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in Birmingham City Schools at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. The event, free and open to the public, will take place at the Edge of Chaos, located on the fourth floor of the Lister Hill Library, 1720 Second Ave. South. The event is sponsored by the UAB Community and Science Investigations (C&SI) graduate student group and the Graduate Student Association. C&SI has a mission to raise awareness of the sciences throughout the community through outreach and community service projects. The group goes into local elementary schools to teach science class and conduct hands-on experiments to supplement the classroom lessons.   The organization also invites various speakers onto campus to engage in talks about either STEM education, career development for graduate students or any topic they feel the UAB community would find...

  • 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.