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Wes Lewis

Thesis Title: Functional Assessment of Gas8 in Primary and Mobile Cilia
Mentor: Bradley K. Yoder, PhD
Department: Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
Undergrad: BS, Eastern Illinois 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!
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Title: Recruitment Weekend - Cancer Biology, CMDB, GGS, PBMM
Calendar: GBS Calendar
Date: 01.23.2014 - 01.25.2014
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  • The biological perspective of suicide will be the focus of the latest UAB Science, Communication and Innovation talks.The University of Alabama at Birmingham Research Civitan Club will host a lecture on the biological perspective of suicide, as part of its ongoing Science, Communication and Innovation talks. Yogesh Dwivedi, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Psychiatry, will give the lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 24. Dwivedi, who is also the director of translational research in the UAB Mood Disorder Program, will discuss applying basic science research to diagnosis and treatment of those with suicidal thoughts. The lecture is co-sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be at the Civitan International Research Center at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 18th Street. Parking is available at the Spain Rehabilitation Center on Sixth Avenue.

  • “A Seat at the Big Table: Bloom Studio” will be on show Aug. 11-Sept. 22 at UAB’s AEIVA, with a free reception on Aug. 29.Works by advanced design students in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Bloom Studio will be on exhibition Aug. 11-Sept. 22 in the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South. UAB’s Bloom Studio, run by UAB Graphic Design Associate Professor Doug Barrett, allows Department of Art and Art History Graphic Design students to gain real-world experience working directly with regional clients, local non-profits, and under-served communities on Design for Good projects. Design for Good, an American Institute of Graphic Arts platform, is a movement to ignite, accelerate and amplify design-driven social change. It creates opportunities for designers to build their practice, network and visibility. The exhibition, “A Seat at the Big Table: Bloom Studio,” will showcase works produced by Bloom Studio students from the last two years, including...

  • Today is Nelson Mandela International Day, as declared by the United Nations, and the dean of The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) College of Arts and Sciences is urging all students, staff and faculty in his college and on the entire campus to take part in this tribute to the late South African president and human-rights leader by doing some volunteer work.

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