Affiliated Faculty

Faculty and Mentor Notice

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

Ashley Cannon

Genetic Counselor and Assistant Professor
UAB School of Medicine
Department of Genetics

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McCallum Basic Health Sciences Bldg
(205) 996-2916

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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Tatjana Coric

Assistant Professor
UAB School of Medicine

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Volker Hall 154 Zip 0019

Research Interests: Cancer prevention, chemotherapeutics, non-coding RNAs, high-throughput screening

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David Crossman

Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics Director
UAB School of Medicine
Department of Genetics

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KAUL, 424A Zip 0024
(205) 996-4045

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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Camerron Crowder

Scientist I
UAB School of Medicine

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KAUL 210 Zip 0024

Research Interests: Reproduction, Transcriptomics, Endocrinology, Sex determination, Symbiosis

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Michael R. Crowley

Associate Professor
UAB School of Medicine
Department of Genetics

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KAUL, 420A Zip 0024
(205) 975-2013

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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Micky Edmonds

Assistant Professor
UAB School of Medicine
Department of Genetics

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KAUL, 602B Zip 0024
(205) 975-7879

Research Interests: Cancer genetics.

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Susan Farmer

Assistant Professor
UAB School of Medicine
Genetics Research Division

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Research Support Building
(205) 934-5563

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Forest Huls

Assistant Professor
UAB School of Medicine
Department of Genetics

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KAUL 210C Zip 3412
(205) 996-1487

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Anna Chesson Edens Hurst

Assistant Professor
UAB School of Medicine
Department of Genetics

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KAUL, 213 Zip 2400
(205) 934-4983

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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Kai Jiao

Associate Professor
UAB School of Medicine
Department of Genetics

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KAUL, 768 Zip 0024
(205) 996-4198

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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Kasturi Mitra

Assistant Professor
UAB School of Medicine
Department of Genetics

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KAUL 740B Zip 0024
(205) 996-4178

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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Jon Daniel Sharer

Associate Professor
UAB School of Medicine
Department of Genetics

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KAUL 640B
(205) 975-0206

Research Interests: Clinical biochemical genetics.

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Deeann Wallis-Schultz

Associate Professor
UAB School of Medicine
Department of Genetics

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KAUL 640A Zip 0024
(205) 934-2794

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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Lizhang Wang

Associate Professor
UAB School of Medicine

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KAUL 740 Zip 0024

Research Interests: Molecular genetics, cancer genetics

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