UAB's Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics Graduate (GGB) PhD Theme

The GGB provides students with an outstanding, flexible, didactic training experience to prepare them for independent and innovative careers in research. We emphasize a broad approach to the fundamental principles of genetics and genomics, and offer a large pool of mentors with expertise in a wide variety of research areas.  We invite you to explore our Web site today.

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2016! The priority deadline to apply is December 1, 2015 and the final deadline is January 15, 2016.

Announcements and News:

Save the date -- for the 10th Annual Research Scientific Retreat, hosted by the UAB Department of Genetics in conjunction with HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. The retreat will be held Friday, November 13, 2015, at the UAB Alumni House. The Keynote address will be presented by: Howard Jacob, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Medical Genomics and Chief Medical Genomics Officer, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine awards first pilot grants.
The UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine has awarded its first pilot grants to teams of researchers from the two institutions to pursue projects in cancer and cardiac disease.

UAB ranks highly in U.S. News & World Report's 2016 edition of the Best Global reputation2
U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Colleges for more than 30 years, recently released the 2016 edition of the Best Global Universities with UAB claiming the highest ranking in Alabama. UAB was ranked 200th in the world and landed in the top 75 U.S. universities. Click here to read more...

haydeh payamiFishing for new ways to stop Parkinson's, a researcher makes big catches in the gene pool.
Haydeh Payami, PhD, a leading geneticist recruited to the UAB-Hudson Alpha Center for Genomic Medicine and UAB Personalized Medicine Institute, is exploring the protective power of coffee and nicotine -- and the mysteries of the microbiome -- in Parkinson's disease.

Kaul Foundation donates $7 million for UAB Personalized Medicine Institute.
The institute will enhance the delivery of personalized medicine by assembling and supporting UAB researchers and clinicians in an interdisciplinary program aimed at discovering new knowledge in fields such as cardiovascular disease, transplantation, cancer, diabetes, infectious diseases, immunology and the neurosciences. Read more here.

UAB researcher wins early-stage investigator award for epigenetics of substance abuse research.
A UAB researcher focusing on the epigenetics of drug abuse wins a significant funding award from the National Institutes of Health.
New research finds baby's genes, not mom's, may trigger some preterm births.
UAB's research links changes in genetic regions in infants with an increased rish of premature birth -- and the data change and preterm paradigm.

haib_front_0HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology -- Lean more about our exciting partnership: Our students may perform lab rotations and do their thesis work in laboratories of HudsonAlpha investigators in Huntsville, AL. The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is the cornerstone of a 150-acre biotech campus strategically located in Cummings Research Park, the nation’s second largest research park. Researchers at HudsonAlpha are making discoveries and transforming new knowledge into solutions to make significant advancements in health, wellbeing, and livelihood. Read more about this partnership.