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

Joe Wheeler State Park

Rogersville, AL

Keynote Speaker
William Jacobs Jr
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.
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Capitol Hill Visit 2014
Speaking Out for Research

On March 5, 2014, Drs. Lou Justement (Microbiology), Beth Brown (Epidemiology and Microbiology) and John Chatham (Pathology) travelled to Washington D.C., in between snow storms, to participate in the 2014 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Capitol Hill Day visit. They were accompanied by Joel M. Widder from the Oldaker Group who served as the group liaison. Read More...


Role Recognition

Dr. John F. Kearney discusses B cells and their significance in modern immunology.


Highlights from the 22nd Annual, Department of Microbiology Research Retreat, held October 18-20th, 2013 at the Alabama 4H Center in Columbiana, AL. 

Hui Hu
UAB Microbiology Department Welcomes New Faculty Member

Meet Hui Hu, Ph.D., an immunologist focusing on transcriptional regulation of adaptive immunity—Tfh cell differentiation, GC responses, CD8+ T cell quiescence/activation, T cell responses, immune memory and vaccines.  Read more...

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