Student Spotlight


Matt Redmann

Undergrad: BS, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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!
  • Students design award-winning device to help physically disabled.Elana Prizlow Sullivan, National MS Society, and Alan EberhardtA project designed as part of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s  Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design Course was awarded the 2014 student da Vinci Award on Friday. The international awards program recognized UAB students for their achievement and innovation in assistive and adaptive technology helping individuals overcome physical limitations. The winning team included UAB students Ryan Densmore, Daniel McFalls, Shelby May and Stephen Mehi. The winning project, a wheelchair that toddlers control with a joystick, was chosen from a group of finalists representing the United States, France, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The toddler wheelchair is currently in use at the Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs. Associate Dean Alan Eberhardt, Ph.D., accepted the award for the project at the 2014 da Vinci Special Awards Gala at the Ford Conference and Event Center in Dearborn, Mich. The...

  • An estimated 1,200 students will participate in UAB’s two spring commencement ceremonies, with at least 2,828 students set to graduate.The University of Alabama at Birmingham will hold two commencement ceremonies and a doctoral hooding ceremony Saturday, April 26. At least 2,828 students will graduate this spring. The UAB Graduate School doctoral hooding ceremony will be held at noon in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. The university’s highest degree will be conferred on 55 candidates with about 45 attending the ceremony. The guest speaker will be Lori McMahon, Ph.D., professor of cell, developmental and integrative biology in the UAB School of Medicine. An estimated 600 students will walk in each of UAB’s spring commencement ceremonies, set for 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Bartow Arena, 617 13th St. South. The ceremony for graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education will commence at 9:30...

  • The UAB Political Science Club on Friday is hosting a "Meet the Candidates" debate for Alabama House of Representatives districts 52, 54 and 55. The three districts were chosen because of their proximity to the UAB campus.