Graduate Program

The Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Program has been expanded to give students the very best multidisciplinary training within the emerging and exciting field of molecular medicine. The program is now Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine, a component of the Graduate Biomedical Sciences at UAB. Please click on the following link to be redirected to the Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine web site: http://www.uab.edu/pbmm or Apply Online NOW

Current students should check out the UAB Career Services "Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Career Tools" Web site

Graduate and Post-doctoral Travel Awards are available


ATTENTION STUDENTS! The Department of Pathology is offering travel awards to Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Research Fellows who wish to present their research at a National Scientific Meeting. If you are interested in this opportunity, please download the instructions for applying for a travel award.


In the last decade, science has witnessed unprecedented advances in the understanding of fundamental biological and disease processes. It is an exciting time to be at the forefront of scientific discovery, and there is no more opportune place to be in this position than the UAB Department of Pathology and the Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Program.

Determined by Academic Analytics, as reported in
The Chronicle of Higher Education, the UAB Pathology program
is ranked among the top 3 programs in the country and
is yet another example of the excellent work being
done by our students and faculty within our program.


Consequently, UAB Pathology continues to be one of the leading Pathology graduate programs in the nation, and the Molecular and Cellular Pathology graduate program continues to educate and train future scientists in translational research.



The UAB Department of Pathology grosses
$25 million annually in research grants and contracts, ranking 6th nationally among Pathology Departments in NIH funding.



The University of Alabama at Birmingham is nestled in the foothills of Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama, and consists of a world-renown medical and research center with more than $433 million in research funding, state-of-the-art facilities, and student enrollment of more than 17,000 students in a student-friendly metropolitan campus environment.


The UAB Department of Pathology employs 82 full-time faculty of which 49 are involved with disease research in AIDS, cancer biology, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gene therapy, immunopathology, infectious diseases, matrix biology, metabolic bone diseases, neuropathology, and obesity.


Departmental research facilities are state-of-the-art, and include core facilities for transgenic animals, microarrays, DNA sequencing, flow cytometry, genomics and proteomics, high resolution imaging, peptide synthesis, and X-ray crystallography.