The UAB Microbiology Retreat is a three-day event in an informal setting for students and postdoctoral trainees to present and discuss their research with the Microbiology faculty. Attendees take advantage of the opportunity to share their diverse experiences and knowledge. The retreat schedule is filled with student and faculty presentations, and often includes an opportunity to honor a distinguished Microbiology Department alumnus. The retreat concludes with an awards presentation.
23rd Annual Microbiology Research Retreat
October 17-19, 2014
William (Bill) Jacobs, Ph.D. – Dr. Jacobs is a professor of immunology, microbiology, and genetics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. His work on developing genetic approaches to make mutations and transfer genes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis has led to the development of novel chemotherapies, vaccines, and diagnostic tests to treat tuberculosis. Jacobs earned his Ph.D. in molecular cell biology at UAB in 1985, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2013.