"A good scientist is persistent, since in research, questions are seldom answered on the first try. The best scientists make connections between seemingly unrelated pieces of knowledge and communicate this excitement in talks and writings. Most scientists will tell you that they do what they do because it's fun!"

About the GGB Theme

The Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics graduate theme offers close day-to-day interactions between students and faculty, both in the classroom and in the laboratory. The research interests of our faculty span the fields of genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, cancer, biochemistry, cell biology, and developmental biology. Modern molecular approaches are used to study gene structure, expression, and function in diverse experimental systems from humans and mice to bacteria. The GGB is also designed to permit close collaborations during the Ph.D. training period between graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty, while also encouraging full participation in the larger community of biological scientists at UAB.

Kevin Dybvig, Ph.D.
Director, GGB Theme
Department of Genetics
e-mail: dybvig@uab.edu

Dobrawa Napierala, Ph.D.
Co-Director, GGB Theme
Deptartment of Oral & 
    Maxillofacial Surgery
e-mail: dobrawan@uab.edu

Sara Cooper, Ph.D.
Co-Director, GGB Theme
HudsonAlpha Institute for
email: sjcooper@hudsonalpha.org

Nan Travis
GGB Theme Manager
e-mail: ntravis@uab.edu
Pictured: GGB Theme Students at the 2013 Dept. of Genetics Retreat