Microbiology Professor Elliot Lefkowitz, Ph.D., is among several UAB researchers in multiple departments that have established a facility at UAB that provides the necessary expertise and resources to support microbiome research by UAB investigators. This research seeks to gain insight into the relationship between the presence of specific microbes and disease, and how various factors affect the overall composition of the microbiome. Dr. Lefkowitz directs the bioinformatics component of this facility that provides investigators with the resources and assistance necessary to evaluate the large amounts of data generated by microbiome analysis. He describes some of the challenges involved in microbiome data analysis in a podcast on The Mix at UAB. The Winter 2013 edition of UAB Medicine explains UAB’s involvement in this work.
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...
Dr. John F. Kearney discusses B cells and their significance in modern immunology.
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Microbiology Research Retreat
October 17-19, 2014
Highlights from the 22nd Annual, Department of Microbiology Research Retreat, held October 18-20th, 2013 at the Alabama 4H Center in Columbiana, AL.
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...