Student Spotlight


Robert Akscyn

Project Title: Alterations in Cellular Metabolism Following Polytrauma
Joseph L. Messina, PhD
Department: Molecular & Cellular Pathology
Undergrad: BS, Saint Vincent College

Please join us in welcoming our 2014 Incoming Class:
  Maigen Bethea
  Michael Berlett
  Jessica Boni
  Shara Legg
  Ashley Richey
  Kevin Stoltz
  Crystal Taylor
  Rachel Underwood
  Hala Zein-Sabatto
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!
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Date: 02.07.2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: SHEL 515
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