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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


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


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


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


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


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.