|Tino Unlap, Ph.D.
Interim Program Director, Associate Professor
1705 University Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35294
|Dr. Unlap received his PhD in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology from Kansas State University followed by postdoctoral trainings in Hematology/Oncology and Behavioral Neurobiology at the UAB Cancer Center and Behavioral Neurobiology where he studied the roles that immediate early genes play in the pathogenesis of malignancy and neuronal degeneration. From 2000-2007 he was a faculty member in the Division of Nephrology but left for a faculty appointment at the Tulane School of Medicine. Dr. Unlap returned to UAB in the spring of 2008 to help start the biotech program where he now serves as a faculty member.
Since 1995 Dr. Unlap has mentored over 200 postdocs, graduate, undergraduate and high school students and represent Science and Technology Honors, Experiential Learning Scholars, Early Medical School Acceptance, Biology Honors, Chemistry Honors, Summer In Biomedical Sciences, NIH/Drew University Summer Research, Louis-Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Project SEED, MHRC Summer Interns and the UAB Community Outreach Development (CORD) Summer Research Programs. His research interests include cancer and Parkinson’s disease drug discovery, wound healing, the genetic basis of salt sensitive hypertension and Latent TB detection and eradication.