2020-2021

Hasan Alrefair
Hasan Alrefai
Mentor: Christopher Willey, MD, PhD
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Daniel Brake
Daniel Brake
Mentor: Irfan Asif, MD
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Andrés Camino
Andrés Camino
Mentor: Nicholas Van Wagoner, MD, PhD, FACP
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Brittannie Chester
Brittannie Chester
Mentor: Geetha Thangiah, PhD
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Ryan Ferrie
Ryan Ferrie
Mentor: William Wimley, PhD
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Dulce Gomez
Dulce Gomez
Mentor: Suzanne Oparil, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASH, FAPS
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Braden Hahn
Braden Hahn
Mentor: Allan David, PhD
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Justin Magrath
Justin Magrath
Mentor: Bruce Bunnell, PhD
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Cassidi McDaniel
Cassidi McDaniel
Mentor: Edward Chou, PhD
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Tiara Napier
Tiara Napier
Mentor: Anne Sorace, PhD
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Khoa (Andy) Nguyen
Khoa (Andy) Nguyen
Mentor: Matthew Burow, PhD
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Jonathan Patterson
Jonathan Patterson
Mentor: Bunyamin Ozaydin, PhD
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Doris Pu
Doris Pu
Mentor: Christina Rodriguez, PhD
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Sydney Sheppard
Sydney Sheppard
Mentor: Julie Kanter, MD
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Edgar Soto
Edgar Soto
Mentor: René Myers, MD
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2019-2020

Cheyenne Barba
Cheyenne Barba
Mentor: Michael Crowe, PhD
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Heather Dark
Heather Dark
Mentor: David Knight, PhD
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Brandy Davis
Brandy Davis
Mentor: Kim Garza, PharmD, PhD, MBA
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Cesar Gonzalez
Cesar Gonzalez
Mentor: Burel Goodin, PhD
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Samantha Gonzalez
Samantha Gonzalez
Mentor: Christina Rodriguez, PhD
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Logan Hilton
Logan Hilton
Mentors: Michael Lyerly, MD; Nita Limdi, Pharm.D, PhD, MSPH, FAHA; Toby Gropen, MD
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Daniel Kim
Daniel Kim
Mentor: William Opoku-Agyeman, MSc, MPH, PhD
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Zachary McCann
Zachary McCann
Mentor: Magdalena Szaflarski, PhD
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Matthew Moore
Matthew Moore
Mentor: Martha Wingate, DrPH, MPH
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Rachel Muir
Rachel Muir
Mentors: Craig Maynard, PhD; Jennifer Pollock, PhD
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Kathryn Pendergast
Kathryn Pendergast
Mentors: Marissa Gowey, Phd; Gareth Dutton, PhD
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Riley Santiago
Riley Santiago
Mentor: Janna Wisniewski, PhD
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Ashkan Shahbandi
Ashkan Shahbandi
Mentor: James Jackson, PhD
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Austin Svancara
Austin Svancara
Mentor: Despina Stavrinos, PhD
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2018-2019

Haley Bednarz
Haley Bednarz
Mentor: Rajesh Kana, PhD
Investigating mechanisms of driving impairment in individuals with autism and ADHD, as well as mapping brain activity in driving simulator
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Josh Blackwell
Josh Blackwell
Mentor: Erik Hess, MD
Interested in improving linkage to care for Hep C positive in ED
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Morgan Ellis
Morgan Ellis
Mentor: Elizabeth Lipke, PhD
Engineering novel tissue for heart patches in children with congenital heart defects
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Frances Gill
Frances Gill
Mentor: Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH
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Brendon Herring
Brendon Herring
Mentor: Herb Chen, MD
Interested in neuro-endocrine cancer research, including the viability of cell cultures and the role of NOTCH-2
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Austin Jones
Austin Jones
Mentor: Patricia Kissinger, PhD, MPH
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Allie Khodadadi
Allie Khodadadi
Mentor: Isabel Scarinci, PhD MPH
Identifying factors in Hispanic mothers not vaccinating their teen daughters against HPVD
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Harrison Penrose
Harrison Penrose
Mentor: Suzana Savkovic, PhD
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Tim Prior
Tim Prior
Mentor: James McLachlan, PhD
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Alex Razavi
Alex Razavi
Mentor: Tanika Kelly, PhD, MPH
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Macy Stockdill
Macy Stockdill
Mentor: Marie Anne Bakitas, DNSc, CRNP, NP-C, AOCN, ACHPN, FAAN
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2017-2018


Carla Ammons
Carla Ammons
Mentor: Rajesh Kana
Mid-Fusiform sulcus anatomy-relationship to face processing in autism spectrum disorder
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Naveed Farrukh
Naveed Farrukh
Mentor:Kiersten Kennedy
Patient-reported sociocognitive factors predicting readmission risk
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Elena Gibson
Elena Gibson
Mentor: Isabel Scarinci
Perceived susceptibility to cervical cancer; AA Women living in MS delta
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Aditi Jani
Aditi Jani
Mentor: Craig Elmets
The role of IL-23 in the prevention of melanoma
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Tiffany Kaul
Tiffany Kaul
Mentor: Prescott Deininger
L1 expression analysis using a bioinformatics approach
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Jenna Lebersfeld
Jenna Lebersfeld
Mentor: Maria Hopkins
Effectiveness of a robot social skills therapy for children with an autism spectrum disorder
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Margarite Matossian
Margarite Matossian
Mentor: Bridgette Collins-Burow
Patient-derived xenografts: triple negative breast cancer tumorigenesis and metastasis
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Milza Opper
Milza Opper
Mentor: David Kimberlin
ID of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) shedding in pregnant women
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Rachel Sabol
Rachel Sabol
Mentor: Bruce Bunnell
Obesity-altered stem cells & breast cancer metastasis
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Ramya Singireddy
Ramya Singireddy
Mentor: Christine Curcio
Clinical ophthalmic imaging & retinal cell biology - macular degeneration
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Kathrin Zimmerman
Kathrin Zimmerman
Mentor: Brandon Rocque
PTSD symptoms in hydrocephalus population
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2016-2017

Prachi Baodhanka
(Cancer)/Impact of related health behaviors on chemotherapy regimen
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Kelsey Campbell
(Neuro)/Neuroassessment of Traumatic Brain Injury
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Alexandra Cutillo
Long-term psychosocial impact of low grade CNS tumors on families
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Rebecca Duron
(HIV)/Therapeutic Adherence
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Muhan Hu
Prostaglandin metabolism in ovarian cancer
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Matthew Neu
(Precision Medicine)/Patient preferences related to genetic testing
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Zach Lenane
(CVD)/Connection between PTSD and cardiovascular outcomes
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Cindy Tawfik
Overcoming chemoresistance with the inhibition of the WNT pathway in ovarian cancer
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Sarah Terry
(Pediatrics)/Transitions in care for children with concussions
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Kathryn Thompson
Pain disparities in knee osteoarthritis
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2015-2016

Anshika Chopra Bakshi

Shima Dowla

Stephen Douglas Gragg

Timothy Irving Kennell

Mary Kenna Lynch

Michael Owens

Anna Joy Graves Rogers

Robert F Wood

Mallory L Youngstrom

2012-2013


Thy Huynh, 3rd Year Medical Student
Mentor: Naveed Sami, MD, FAAD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Genetic Mutational Analysis of a Family with Unique Sclerodermoid Features

Catherine Poholek, Medical Scientist Training Program Trainee, Graduate Biomedical Sciences - Immunology Theme
Mentor: Laurie E. Harrington, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cell Biology
Mechanisms of Interleukin-21-driven Pathogenesis in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Neil Kelly, Graduate Biomedical Science - Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine Theme
Mentor: Marcus Bamman, Ph.D., Professor of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology Director, UAB Center for Exercise Medicine
Novel exercise prescription to improve fatigability and muscle function in Parkinson’s Disease

2011-2012


Donnie McCormick
Mentor: Candace L. Floyd, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The Effects of Venlafaxine on Functional Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury

Carl Odom
Co-mentors: James M. Markert, MD, Professor and Chair, Division of Neurosurgery and Kevin A. Cassady, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Modulation of MICA/B by Engineered Herpes Simplex Type-1 Vectors

Stephanie Robert
Mentor: Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurobiology
Cystine/Glutamate Transporters as Possible Prognostic & Therapeutic Markers of Primary Brain Tumors

2011


Paul Bonvallet
Mentor: Susan L. Bellis, PhD Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Designing an electrospun scaffold for skin regeneration

Jacquelyn Zimmerman
Mentor: Boris Pasche, MD, PhD, Professor and Division Director, Hematology/Oncology
Amplitude-Modulated Electromagnetic Fields as Novel Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

2010-2011


Ian Backstrom, MS
Mentor: Shawn R. Gilbert, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
The Effect of Pediatric Obesity on Traumatic Lower Extremity Long Bone Fracture Outcomes

Teruko M. Bredemann, PhD
Mentor: Lori L. McMahon, PhD Professor and Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Major Depressive Disorder, Estrogen, and Hippocampal Synaptic Function

2010


Christina M. Croney
Co-mentors: Marilyn J. Crain, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and David E. Briles, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Pediatrics
Selection and Evolution of Pneumococci in Response to Conjugate Vaccines

2008-2009


Jessica Alvarez, PhD, MS, RD
Mentor: Barbara Gower, PhD, Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences
The influence of vitamin D on insulin sensitivity

Nikki Bush, PhD, MS, RD
Mentor: Barbara Gower, PhD, Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences
Insulin resistance and body composition in African American children exposed to gestational diabetes and obesity in utero


TL1 trainees from 2008-2012 were supported by grant number 5TL1RR025775 from the NIH National Center for Research Resources.