Mentors and Research Interests

Anesthesiology

Matalon, Sadis, PhD
Department of Anesthesiology
BMR2 224, -2172
934-4231
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Understand the basic mechanisms and elucidate the physiological consequences of reactive oxygen-nitrogen species injury to the mammalian alveolar and airway epithelia.

 

   

Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Ryan, Thomas, PhD
Department of Biochemistry and
Molecular Genetics
MCLM 566, -0005
996-2175
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Dr. Ryan is interested in stem cell therapies in animal models of human diseases (Sickle cell disease, beta thalassemia, Cooley’s anemia).

 

Townes, Tim, PhD
Department of Biochemistry and
Molecular Genetics
KAUL 502, -0024
934-5294
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Dr. Townes works on of human hemoglobin genes as a model system and on our understanding of basic mechanisms globin gene regulation.

Biomedical Engineering

Pollard, Andrew, PhD
Department of Biomedical Engineering
VH B140, -0019
975-2101
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Microscopic electrical mapping in intact heart preparations;mathematical modeling

 

Cell Biology

Bebok, Zsuzsanna, MD
Department of Cell Biology
MCLM 350A, -0005
975-5449
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Membrane protein biogenesis in epithelial cells (CFTR as model)

 

Genetics Research Division

Jiao, Kai, MD, PhD
Department of Genetics
KAUL 768, 0024
996-4198
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Reveal the functions of Tgf-beta/Bmp signaling pathway during cardiogenesis using mice as the model system. Congenital heart defects occur in as many as 1% of newborns, and are the leading cause of infant morbidity and mortality.

 

Robin, Nathaniel, MD,
Department of Genetics
KAUL 210, 0024
934-9528
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My laboratory is interested in oro-facial clefting and craniofacial genetics, and adult genetic cardiovascular disease, including Marfan syndrome.

Emergency Medicine

Wang, Henry E., MD
Emergency Medical Chair Office
OHB 233c, -7013
996-6526
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Currently a lead investigator for the Alabama site of the NIH-funded Resuscitation Outcome Consortium, Dr. Wang is a health services researcher with expertise in prehospital emergency care. His primary focus is on the safety, effectiveness and system-wide organization of paramedic airway management techniques. Findings from his studies have motivated changes in the organization of prehospital care systems as well as the techniques applied in resuscitation.

 

Environmental Health Sciences

Bailey, Shannon, PhD
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
RPHB 623, -0022
934-7070
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Dr. Bailey’s lab works on molecular mechanisms of chronic alcohol and obesity induced fatty liver disease.

 

Epidemiology

Arnett, Donna, PhD
Department of Epidemiology
RPHB 210C, -0022
975-7669
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Dr. Arnett’s laboratory focuses on genetic and genomic determinants of drug responses.

Medicine

Ahmed, Ali, MD
Department of Medicine
Div of Gerontology, Geriatrics,
& Palliative Care
CH19 219, -2041
934-9632     
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Quality of care, outcomes, and epidemiology of geriatric heart failure using propensity score methods.

Anantharamaiah, GM, PhD
Department of Medicine
Div of Gerontology, Geriatrics,
& Palliative Care
BDB 668, -0012
934-1884
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Changes in the HDL properties when cholesterol is lowered versus when peptides act as agonists of anti-inflammatory proteins and/or effects of peptides on oxidized lipids in different lipid mediated pro-inflammatory situations

 

Bailey, William, MD
Department of Medicine
Div of Pulmonary, Allergy,
& Critical Care
NHB 104, -7337
934-5555
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Clinical research in tuberculosis, asthma, and COPD with the emphasis aimed at prevention.

 

Bittner, Vera, MD
Department of Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases
LHRB 310, -0007
934-7336
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Secondary prevention of coronary heart disease, in particular lipid-lowering therapy and cardiac rehabilitation.

 

Blalock, J. Edwin, PhD
Department of Medicine
Div of Pulmonary, Allergy,
and Critical Care
MCLM 896, -0005
934-6439
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Understanding the cause(s) of and potential treatments for unrelenting neutrophilic inflammation that is a driving force in many human diseases.  Recent research has focused on airway disorders characterized by a chronic neutrophilic inflammation such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis (CF) and lung transplantation organ rejection.

 

Calhoun, David, MD
Department of Medicine
Div of Cardiovascular Disease
BMR2 430, -2180
934-4633
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Identifying mechanisms of resistant hypertension and in applying this information in the development of treatment strategies to enhance management of resistant hypertension

 

Chen, Yiu-Fai, PhD
Department of Medicine
Div of Cardiovascular Disease
ZRB 1008, -0007
934-2580
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The role of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and ANP receptors in hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension and remodeling and the control of pulmonary artery pressure in normal subjects.

 

Dell'Italia, Lou, MD
Department of Medicine
Div of Cardiovascular Disease
BMR2 432, -2180
934-0850
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Dr. Dell’Italia’s research aims at understanding how the heart changes shape and eventually falls in the process of heart failure. He combines imaging strategies to define the heart’s function and shape and relates these clinical markers of heart failure to myocardial cell function and changes in the fibrous ultrastructural that serves as a scaffolding for the myocardial cells.

Ding, Qiang (John), PhD
Department of Medicine
Div of Pulmonary, Allergy 
& Critical Care Medicine
THT 422, -0006
996-2512
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Dr. Ding's research is to understand the signaling proteins and molecular mechanisms regulating cell migration and myofibroblast differentiation, and their roles in the development of lung fibrosis. 

 

Gupta, Himanshu, MD
Department of Medicine
Div of Cardiovascular Disease
BDB 101, -0012
934-7078
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Advanced imaging modalities for the early detection and diagnosis of cardiovascular pathology.

 

Lloyd, Steven, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine
Div of Cardiovascular Disease
BDB 101
934-9736
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Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging

 

Oparil, Suzanne, MD
Department of Medicine
Div of Cardiovascular Disease
ZRB 1034, -0007
934-2580
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Research in Dr. Oparil’s laboratory spans the gamut from molecular and cellular studies to the whole animal to clinical trials.  This work has two general themes:  1) the pathogenesis of vascular disease, with particular emphasis on sexual dimorphism and the protective effects of female sex hormones and 2) the pathophysiology and treatment of high blood pressure.

Pogwizd, Steven, MD
Department of Medicine
Div. of Cardiovascular Disease
VH B140, -0019
975-4710
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Defining the electrophysiological and biochemical mechanisms underlying lethal ventricular arrhythmias in the failing heart.

Prabhu, Sumanth, MD
Department of Medicine
Div of Cardiovascular Disease
THT 311, -0006
934-3624
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Pathophysiological mechanisms in heart failure

 

Rowe, Steven, MD
Department of Medicine
Div of Pulmonary, Allergy,
& Critical Care
MCLM 768, -0006
934-9640
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The mechanisms underlying cystic fibrosis, including agents intended to rescue the basic CF defect; understanding the mucus clearance defect in cystic fibrosis. 

 

Safford, Monika, MD
Department of Medicine
Div of Preventive Medicine
MT 643, -4410
934-6883
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Improving health outcomes in diabetes, quality of care, cardiovascular epidemiology.

 

Segrest, Jere, MD
Department of Medicine
Div of Gerontology, Geriatrics,
& Palliative Care
BDB 630, -0012
934-4420
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Structural biology of supramolecular assemblies (particularly lipoproteins and membranes).

 

Sorscher, Eric, MD
Department of Medicine
Div of Hematology and Oncology
MCLM 798, 0005
934-9640
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The structure and function of CFTR and the evaluation of new approaches to Cystic Fibrosis therapy.

Steele, Claud (Chad), PhD
Department of Medicine
Div of Pulmonary, Allergy,
& Critical Care
THT 422, -0006
996-9598
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Innate and adaptive immune responses to fungal pathogens of the lung.

 

Thannickal, Victor, MD
Department of Medicine
Div of Pulmonary, Allergy
& Critical Care
THT 429A, -0006
934-4328
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Lung repair and regeneration and acute lung injury.

 

Young, Martin, PhD
Department of Medicine
Div of Cardiovascular Disease
ZRB 308, -0007
934-2328
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Role of the circadian clock within the heart.

Microbiology

Kabarowski, Janusz, PhD
Department of Microbiology
BBRB 334, -2170
996-2082
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Lipid mediated regulation of inflammation and immunity in atherosclerosis.

Klug, Chris, PhD
Department of Microbiology
SHEL 510, -2182
934-1424
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Dr, Klug’s lab studies the underlying mechanisms regulating hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) developmental programs and how they are subverted in the context of acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Neurology

Limdi, Nita, PhD
Department of Neurology
JT 1225, -6830
934-4385
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The research in my laboratory explores the fundamental chemical and biochemical mechanisms whereby the multifunctional small radical molecule nitric oxide (NO) exerts its complex biological effects in cancer, cellular survival and cardiovascular function.

Nutrition Sciences

 

Ard, Jamy, MD
Department of Nutrition Sciences
WEBB 318, -3360
996-2181
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Cardiovascular risk reduction and behavior modification to reduce obesity.

Garvey, W. Timothy, MD
Department of Nutrition Sciences
WEBB 230, -3360
934-6103
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Combines human-based and basic technologies to study the molecular, genetic, and metabolic pathogenesis of insulin resistance, obesity, and Type 2 Diabetes.

 

Yang, Qinglin, PhD
Department of Nutrition Sciences
WEBB 435, -3360
996-6022
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Dr. Yang’s research focuses on cellular signaling in cardiac pathology.

Pathology

Ballinger, Scott Ph.D.
Molecular and Cellular Pathology
BMR2, -2180
934-4621
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Dr. Ballinger’s research focus is on free radical production and mitochondrial damage in the cardiovascular system.

Chatham, John, PhD
Molecular and Cellular Pathology
VH G001, -0019
934-0240
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The impact of alterations in cardiac energy metabolism and substrate utilization on cardiomyocyte function.

 

Chen, Yabing, PhD
Molecular and Cellular Pathology
SHEL 710, -2182
996-6293
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Dr. Chen works on the regulation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) in the development of cardiovascular diseases.

Landar, Aimee, PhD
Molecular and Cellular Pathology
BMR2 506, -2182
975-9507
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 Redox-dependent post-translational modification of proteins and their effects on cell signaling in the vasculature

 

Patel, Rakesh, PhD
Molecular & Cellular Pathology
BMR2 5327, -2180
975-9225
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We incorporate basic science and translational studies in pursuit of our  research interests which are to understand the molecular basis of nitric oxide and nitrite interactions with different organs and red blood cells and how these impact upon biological processes associated with blood flow regulation and pulmonary function during hypoxia, inflammation (associated with Sepsis) or in response to inhaled irritants (e.g. chlorine gas).

Pediatrics

Ambalavanan (Ambal), Navasivayam, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics
Neonatology
176 Facility Building, -9380
996-5419
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Our division of neonatology is one of the participating centers of the 16-center Neonatal Research Network (NRN), funded by the NICHD. Inclusion in the NRN is by competitive renewal, which remains highly competitive. The mission of the NRN is to organize multi-center clinical research studies, and the NRN has proven to be one of the primary sources of data for evidence-based practice in neonatology

Physiology & Biophysics

Bamman, Marcas, PhD
Department of Physiology
& Biophysics
MCLM 966A, -0005
996-7937
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Dr. Bamman’s lab focuses on sarcopenia of aging, muscle plasticity and satellite cell function, exercise physiology.

Bevensee, Mark, PhD
Department of Physiology
& Biophysics
MCLM 812, -0005
975-9084
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The laboratory of Dr. Bevensee is interested in the cellular and molecular physiology of intracellular pH (pHi) regulation and acid-base transport in tissues such as the brain, heart, and kidney. We are also interested in how acid-base transporters, as well as ion channels such as the epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC) contribute to Na+ hyperabsorption in mouse models of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD).

Kirk, Kevin, PhD
Department of Physiology
& Biophysics
MCLM 982B, -0005
934-3122
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New Paradigms of CFTR Regulation
Regulation of CFTR by Syntaxin and N-Sec 1 Isoforms
UAB CF Research and Translation Core Center’

Surgery

DuBay, Derek, MD
Division of Transplantation Surgery
ZRB 701, -0007
996-5970
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Clinical outcomes research in liver transplantation and hepatobiliary malignancies.

George, James, PhD
Division of Cardiovascular
& Thoracic Surgery
LHRB 790, -0007
934-4261
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The primary focus of my work is immune regulation of post-transplant vascular disease and allograft rejection.

Woodworth, Bradford, MD
Division of Surgery
Otolaryngology
BDB 563, -0012
934-9766
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The pathophysiologic mechanisms in chronic rhinosinusitis; the identification of novel flavonoid compounds for the treatment of cystic fibrosis chronic rhinosinusitis