In Memory of Drs. Dale Benos and James Bubien

djbDALE BENOS, PH.D., 
1950-2010
 
Noted scientist and chairman of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Physiology and Biophysics, died suddenly Oct. 7, 2010. He was 60.
 
Continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1976 and past president of the American Physiological Society, Dr. Benos studied the movement of sodium ions across the membranes of epithelia and nerve cells. That process is relevant to the progression of certain diseases such as cystic fibrosis and hypertension. His laboratory also investigated the role of ion channels and transporters in human brain tumors. During his career, Dr. Benos trained more than 15 graduate students and 34 postdoctoral fellows.
 
Donations may be made to the Dale Benos Research Fund.  You may donate online, or mail a donation to:



UAB Gift Records Office

AB1230

1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL  35294

 


 

jkbJAMES K. BUBIEN, PH.D., 1952-2011

Dr. James K. Bubien, 58, of Pelham, Alabama and East Beach, Charlestown, RI died unexpectedly Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at his home in Rhode Island.  Dr. Bubien retired in 2010 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Bubien's major contributions were to our understanding of the mechanisms that lead to the development of Cystic Fibrosis and Hypertension. He characterized a mutation that leads to hyperactivity of a protein that results in inappropriate retention of salt and water by the kidney and the development of high blood pressure.

Donations in his memory can be made to:



UAB Gift Records Office

AB1230

1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL  35294

Or

New England Aquarium Research and Rehabilitation Program
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