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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.