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Microbiology Faculty Elected to Senate

micro.senateCongratulations to Allan Zajac (Senator) and Jamil Saad (Alternate Senator) for their elections to 2 year terms on the Faculty Senate. Read more ...

MALDI Mass Spectrometry Now at UAB

KABAROWSKI BARNES photo 1MALDI--matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization--imaging mass spectrometry is now available to researchers at UAB. Drs. Stephen Barnes and Janusz Kabarowski used the tissue imaging method in their recent research "Early lipid changes in acute kidney injury using SWATH lipidomics coupled with MALDI tissue imaging." Read more ...

Two Faculty Honored for Years of Service

Picture1Drs. Peter Prevelige (20 years) and Janet Yother (25 years) are among the more than 1,000 UAB employees to be honored during the annual Service Awards Program at the DoubleTree Hotel Heritage Banquet room on March 4.
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Burrows Appointed Professor Emeritus

Burrows 2013 squareCongratulations to Peter Burrows, Ph.D., who was appointed Professor Emeritus of Microbiology in the School of Medicine. The Board of Trustees approved Burrows’ appointment during its February 5, 2016 meeting. Read more ...

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Brian ParksDr. Brian Parks, Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduate of the UAB Microbiology Department, will speak May 7, 2013 at Noon in the Learning Resource Center (1714 9th Ave South) Room 102.

Parks, a graduate student in Dr. Janusz Kabarowski’s lab from 2004 to 2009, is studying the genetic nature of obesity and weight gain at the University of California, Los Angeles. His recent study using a systems genetics approach in mice analyzed genetic and environmental interactions affecting obesity, metabolic syndrome and gut microbiota composition. The results indicated that body-fat responses and gut microbe changes to high-fat, high-sugar diets have a very strong genetic component. “We have identified several genetic factors potentially regulating these responses,” says Parks.

Read Dr. Parks’ most recent results, “Genetic Control of Obesity and Gut Microbiota Composition in Response to High-Fat, High-Sucrose Diet in Mice,” in the January 2013 issue of Cell Metabolism and a commentary at http://www.nih.gov/researchmatters/january2013/01282013weight.htm.