F11009—Lung Biology and Translational Medicine

Mentor:  Dr. Veena B. Antony, Professor of Medicine,  Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Blvd. THT-413, Birmingham, AL  35294-0006  Telephone:  (205) 975-3258,  Fax:  (205) 934-1721; Email:  veena.antony@ccc.uab.edu


Lung Biology and Translational Medicine

Contact: Veena B. Antony, M.D., Professor of Medicine,  Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine  Mailing Address:  UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine  1900 University Blvd. THT-413, Birmingham, AL  35294-0006  Telephone:  (205) 975-3258  Fax:  (205) 934-1721; Email:  veena.antony@ccc.uab.edu

 Postdoctoral Position Available

 Postdoctoral positions funded through a T32 training grant are currently available to MD and PhD prepared trainees for careers in clinical and translational, and basic research in lung biology and medicine with a focus on stem cells and mechanisms of tissue repair and regeneration.

Research projects include studies in the pathophysiology and treatment of pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema and chronic airway inflammation; basic mechanisms in cell signaling, including biomechanical and biochemical effects of the extracellular matrix; molecular and cellular mechanisms of stem cell differentiation/fate and tissue response to injury; pathophysiology and treatment of chronic lung disease, free radicals, oxidative injury and antioxidants in pulmonary diseases.

Application Requirements:  The candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident.  Candidate must have an M.D. or Ph.D. degree.  The position is available for 2-3 years, with additional opportunities for future funding.  Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to an academic research career.  Individuals are invited to send a current CV, a letter indicating an interest and describing research accomplishments and plans, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Veena B. Anthony, E-mail: veena.antony@ccc.uab.edu

Funding Available:  Amount of award is dependent on the applicant’s experience and follows NIH guidelines

Postdocs in UAB News

  • UAB School of Public Health research published in the journal Obesity shows seeing, hearing and smelling others’ eating foods can cause low birthweight in offspring among mice.While studies have shown that what a mother eats during pregnancy can affect her offspring, it could be that what she sees others eating can also affect her offspring. New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health explores the influence it has in a...

  • Early palliative care offers statistically beneficial effects on patient survival and family caregiver burden, according to articles published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.Two papers recently published by University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing researchers in the Journal of Clinical Oncology highlight the need for a “culture shift” by clinicians and the general public to engage palliative care services long before a person reaches the final stage of life. Two articles reporting on 207...

UAB Research News

  • Money raised from the annual fundraiser goes toward research and scholarships in the SOO.The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry is hosting its annual Dean’s Community Advisory Committee golf tournament to benefit scholarships, research and renovations for the school at 11 a.m. Monday, April 27, at the Inverness Country Club, 1 Country Club Drive. This tournament has raised enough money to endow a $100,000 research fund and three $25,000 scholarships. Cost to participate for teams...

  • UAB will receive funding from the AHA over the next four years to complete projects in population health, clinical and basic science, focused on high blood pressure.The University of Alabama at Birmingham is one of four institutions selected to study high blood pressure as part of the American Heart Association’s new Strategically Focused Research Network on hypertension. The AHA will support the Strategically Focused Research Network on hypertension with an investment of $15 million over four years,...