Justement square photoThe quality and quantity of biomedical research may be negatively affected if the number of postdoctoral fellows in the biomedical field continues to decline. According to microbiology professor Louis Justement, Ph.D., co-author of “Biomedical science postdocs: an end to the era of expansion” (Oct. 6, 2015, FASEB Journal online), the number of early-career scientists choosing to become postdocs has declined for three years in a row.

looking through microscope“Support for research at the federal level is an important issue for Birmingham and the state of Alabama,” explains microbiology professor Louis B. Justement, Ph.D.

purple ribbon Research begun by microbiology professor David Bedwell, Ph.D., identifying nonsense mutations in Cystic Fibrosis patients, has led to a collaboration between UAB and Southern Research with the goal of developing novel drugs for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients with rare genetic mutations.

internationalrankingUAB was ranked 200th in the world and landed in the top 75 U.S. universities.

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Congratulations to Micro's own Julie Decker, 2015 UAB Employee of the Year!


On September 1, 2015, faculty, staff, students and special guests, Dr. John Dubay and Dr. Eric Hunter, gathered at Volker Hall for the inaugural Susan Roberts Dubay Endowed Lecture.