Microbiology News

  • 2015FacultyRetreatOnce a year, faculty members of the microbiology department join for a day-long retreat to discuss developments in their current research and plans for continued study. This year’s...
  • Tyler StewartaCongratulations to Tyler Stewart (Novak lab) who received a Hiramoto Travel Award to assist in his travel to the Society for Glycobiology Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
  • Mestecky and book 2015aMicrobiology professor Jiri Mestecky, M.D., Ph.D., has completed the fourth edition of Mucosal Immunology, the only comprehensive reference covering the basic science and clinical manifestations of...

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Susan Roberts Dubay Endowed Lecture
Date: September 1, 2015
Speaker: Eric Hunter, Ph.D.

24th Annual Microbiology Research Retreat

November 13 - 15, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Flavius Martin, Ph.D.

Bertram M. Marx Lecture
March 15, 2016
Speaker: Roy Curtiss, III, Ph.D.

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NFL Charities has awarded UAB a $100,000 grant to study a compound that could minimize the effects of concussions. Known as catalytic oxidoreductant, the compound may interrupt a cascade of biochemical injuries, including oxidative stress and an aggressive immune response to brain inflammation, that cause a large amount of additional cell death after a concussion’s initial damage to brain cells. Candace Floyd, Ph.D., research director in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Hubert Tse, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology who helped to develop the compound, will lead the research team. Additional studies will examine the compound’s effects on multiple concussions; evidence suggests three or more lead to significant brain damage. The results could point to a drug that could be administered immediately after a concussion, anywhere from sidelines to battlefields.
Winter 2013 UAB Medicine