B13140 - Genetics

Mentor:  Kai Jiao, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Associate Director, Genetics and Genomic Sciences Graduate Program (GGS), Division of Research, Department of Genetics, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 720 20th Street S., 768 Kaul Building, Birmingham, AL 35294. Telephone: (205) 996-4198; Email: kjiao@uab.edu

A Postdoc position is immediately available to study heart development using mouse models in Dr. Kai Jiao's lab (http://138.26.61.118/depts/MEB/SOMResearchFaculty/currentfacultydata.asp?ID=kjiao) . Highly motivated individuals with background on molecular, cellular and/or developmental biology are encouraged to apply. Please send CV to Kai Jiao, MD, Ph.D, Dept. of Genetics (kjiao@uab.edu) .

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

  • The protective effect is achieved by reducing acute inflammation in the spleen and the left ventricle of the heart.Ganesh HaladeChronic inflammation provokes a downward spiral in many diseases, including congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis and peripheral artery disease. A University of Alabama at Birmingham-led research team has now found that mice that are given the lipid “Resolvin D1” after experimental heart attacks have substantially reduced amounts of inflammation and heart failure. “Thus, Resolvin D1 has the potential...

  • UAB gets $11 million grant for potential groundbreaking study of beta blockers for patients with COPD.Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will lead a multisite study of the role of beta blockers in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. The study is funded by an $11 million grant from the United States Department of Defense. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States and is among the most...