Affiliated Faculty

Additional mentors and faculty will be added as the GGS Program expands.


Genetic Counselor and Assistant Professor
UAB School of Medicine
Department of Genetics
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Research Interests: I provide genetic counseling for individuals with, or at risk for, genetic conditions, and perform clinical research of neurofibromatosis type 1 (a tumor predisposition syndrome).

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Research Instructor
UAB School of Medicine

Department of Genetics
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Research Interests: I am interested in understanding the molecular underpinnings of cell behaviors during early embryonic development in vertebrates. I predominantly use the zebrafish as my experimental model system. I am currently working with the CRISPR-Cas9 technology to generate mutant alleles for genetic analyses.

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Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics Director
UAB School of Medicine

Department of Genetics
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Research Interests: I help investigators setup various -omics projects; prepare their samples for microarray and Next Generation Sequencing; analyze various -omics data (Next Generation Sequencing, microarray, proteomics); and perform Systems Biology on any of these datasets.

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Associate Professor
UAB School of Medicine

Department of Genetics
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Research Interests: Although my research interests have been in the area of mammary gland biology and cancer I have been the Genomics Core director since 2005 and have primarily been focused on service to the research community. The Genomics Core provides DNA sequencing, SNP genotyping, DNA fingerprinting, microarray and Next-Generation sequencing.

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Professor
UAB School of Medicine

Department of Genetics
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Research Interests: My research is focused on the basic biology and pathogenic mechanisms of mycoplasmas. The mycoplamas are a group of bacteria that cause a variety of chronic diseases including pneumonia and arthritis in humans and animals.

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Assistant Professor
UAB School of Medicine

Department of Genetics
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Research Interests: Cancer genetics.

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Assistant Professor
UAB School of Medicine

Department of Genetics
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Research Interests: I have clinical interests in dysmorphology, multiple congenital anomaly syndromes, intellectual disabilities, and multidisciplinary care coordination for children with special healthcare needs. I am a member of UAB's Undiagnosed Diseases Program.

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Associate Professor
UAB School of Medicine

Department of Genetics
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Research Interests: Congenital heart defects occur in as many as 1% of newborns, and are the leading cause of infant morbidity and mortality. The most common disorders are caused by malformations in septum formation and valvulogenesis (septal-valvulogenesis) during cardiogenesis. Tgf-beta/Bmp signaling pathways play critical roles during many biological processes including septal-valvulogenesis.

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Assistant Professor
UAB School of Medicine

Department of Genetics
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Research Interests: Exploring the significance of mitochondrial structural change in health and disease. Mitochondria are the cellular organelles that became the seat of energy production and intermediary metabolism during the course of evolution of eukaryotic cells. They are also crucial players in redox balance, calcium homeostasis, lipid modification and regulation of cell death in various developmental contexts.

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Associate Professor
UAB School of Medicine

Department of Genetics
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Research Interests: Clinical biochemical genetics.

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Associate Professor
UAB School of Medicine

Department of Genetics
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Research Interests: Drug discovery for Neurofibromatosis. NF is diverse and variable, even within the same family with the same mutation. Individuals with NF may develop learning disabilities, macrocephaly, optic glioma, disfigurement, congenital abnormalities of the bone, scoliosis, and/or hypertension, and are at increased risk of developing malignant tumors.

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