- Published on September 26, 2014
Turnbough, who presented hundreds of lectures to graduate, medical, dental, and optometry students during his career, is the principal author or co-author of more than 75 scientific papers published in prestigious national and international journals, plus numerous reviews and book chapters.
Additionally, he served on the editorial board of “The Journal of Bacteriology” and numerous grant-review committees for the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, and Research Council of Canada. He also was an advisor for the National Academy of Science Board on Advanced Sensors for Bio-agents, Defense Intelligence Agency and Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
Turnbough received multiple awards throughout his career, including election to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology and appointment as an American Society for Microbiology Foundation for Microbiology Lecturer.
He held membership in a number of professional and scholarly organizations, including the American Society for Microbiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Academy of Microbiology Awards Committee, and the Science Advisory Board for QTL Biosystems.
- Published on June 06, 2014
Hu, who comes to UAB from the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, joined the microbiology department in May.
After receiving his doctorate from Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, in 1998, Hu came to the US and began postdoctoral training at the Trudeau Institute. He then moved to the Center for Cancer Research at MIT, where he was a postdoctoral associate. In 2002, Hu joined CBR Institute for Biomedical Research (IDI) at Harvard Medical School. He was an instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard’s Children’s Hospital before moving to the Wistar Institute in 2007. He worked for seven years at the Wistar Institute. Hu has received several awards and honors including the ACGT Young Investigator Award.
- Published on May 21, 2014
The faculty retreat is a valuable event that focuses on the two major objectives of the department—scientific research and education. Dr. Louis Justement says that the event “provides a venue for the diverse faculty to share research and ideas regarding ways to improve the department. Basically, the retreat is very valuable because it fosters communication between the faculty and communication is the key to building collaborations and for making the department stronger.”
- Published on April 28, 2014
|What began in the late 1990s with only three UAB labs (Briles, Yother and Hollingshead) participating has become a biannual symposium attended by more than 70 attendees from six southeastern research institutions:
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Mississippi State University
University of Georgia
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Alabama State University
|This two-day symposium offers researchers an opportunity to share the latest developments in the field of pneumococcal research.
Distinguished speaker for the 2014 event was UAB microbiology alumni, William E. Swords, Ph.D. He discussed his research at Wake Forest School of Medicine, which focuses on understanding host-pathogen interactions that determine persistence vs. clearance in the airways.
- Published on April 07, 2014
- Speaking Out for Research
- Chaplin Has Paper in Pillars of Immunology
- Bliss Chang Named 2014 Goldwater Scholar
- Micro Student Enters SOM Art Show
- Welcome Dr. Amy Weinmann
- Welcome Dr. Mengxi Jiang
- Kearney named distinguished professor in microbiology
- PostDocs Score Big at Research Day
- Yother Receives Diversity Award
- Potential New Drug Pathway Target for Battling Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
- 5th Southeastern Mycobacteria Meeting
- Bliss Chang Invited to Present His Work at Posters on the Hill
- Kabarowski Among UAB Researchers to Establish New Imaging Method
- Congratulations to Our Recent Graduates
- Briles Elected to National Academy of Inventors
- SOM Nominates Yother for 2014 Diversity Award
- 2013 UAB Microbiology Research Retreat
- Bedwell Elected to SOM Faculty Council
- Kearney Is UAB 2013 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer
- Kym Proctor Is Employee of the Month