C12026—Microbiology

Mentor:  Dr. Sunnie Thompson, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, BBRB 466/Box 21, 1530 Third Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-2170. Telephone:  (205) 996-7101;  Email: sunnie@uab.edu


The Postdoctoral candidate will study mechanisms of translational control in cancer.  Specifically the research will entail identifying cellular mRNAs that are translated by a cap-independent mechanism during metastasis of cancer cells.  mRNAs will be identified using deep sequencing and their role in tumorigenesis will be defined using standard methods.  This project will entail a mechanistic approach to understanding the role of internal ribosome entry sites in progression and metastasis of tumors.  Interested applicants should send their C.V. and 3 references to:  sunnie@UAB.edu

Postdocs in UAB News

  • Increased risk of major adverse cardiac events after the later surgery persists for one year.Carla HolcombA patient who has noncardiac surgery sometime after a stent is put into a coronary artery to open up a blockage has a greater risk for major adverse cardiac events (MACE) following the operation, but the optimal time to delay such elective surgery after stenting was not known. In a study of more than 28,000 patient records, first author Carla Holcomb,...

  • 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...

UAB Research News

  • Patients awaiting liver transplant who have primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) had higher wait-list mortality compared with other patients on the liver transplant list, said researchers.

  • Stylish but dangerous? UAB study looks at injuries caused by wearing high-heeled shoes.Americans love high-heeled shoes. One survey in 2003 reported that 62 percent of American women wore shoes with a 2-inch or greater heel on a regular basis. Those shoes are taking a toll. New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows that high-heeled-shoe-related injuries doubled between 2002 and 2012. The findings were published online May 12 in the Journal of Foot and...