Patel-Rakesh.jpgDr. Selwyn Vickers, M.D., F.A.C.S., Senior Vice President for Medicine and Dean, School of Medicine, and Dr. Richard Marchase, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Economic Development, are pleased to announce that Dr. Rakesh Patel, Ph.D., will be the new director of the Center for Free Radical Biology (CFRB) from October 1, 2015, when Dr. Victor Darley-Usmar, Ph.D. steps down after serving as Director since 2006.  Dr. Darley-Usmar will be focusing on developing the Translational Bioenergetics Program at UAB.  Dr. Patel has been a member of the center since 1996 and served as part of the CFRB leadership team since 2004.   He has made important contributions to the teaching and training missions at UAB and is a nationally recognized expert in the metabolism of nitric oxide and its interactions with heme proteins. A member of the Department of Pathology he also holds secondary appointments in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Environmental Health Sciences

Please join us in congratulating Rakesh on this appointment.


Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development | 09/10/15