• Full professor in the department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology.
  • Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education.
  • Under her leadership, UAB has ranked in the top 10 academic institutions of the ‘Best Places to Work for Postdocs’ since 2010 according to survey rankings published by The Scientist; in 2013, UAB ranked first among all universities nationwide.
  • Published over 100 manuscripts, abstracts and reviews in the areas of asthma, cystic fibrosis, and immunology.
  • Her laboratory was the first to demonstrate the effects of aerobic exercise on cellular and molecular responses in a mouse model of allergic asthma.
  • Has mentored graduate students and postdoctoral and clinical fellows and is preceptor on five UAB NIH-funded training grants.
  • Served as the Director of the Cellular and Molecular Physiology Graduate Program from 1998 to 2007.