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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

  • Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship names winners of 2023 Innovation Awards
    Oct 31, 2023
    Vivek Lal, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UAB Heersink School of Medicine and the founder of both ResBiotic Nutrition and Alveolus Bio, was given the 2023 Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship.
  • Extracellular cytochrome nanowires appear to be ubiquitous in microbes
    Jul 06, 2023
    These nanowires, which can transport electrons to help a microbe make energy, were first described in a Geobacter bacteria; but now nanowires appear to be widespread in both bacteria and archaea prokaryotes.
  • Faculty recognized at Endowed Chairs and Professorships Reception
    May 01, 2023
    Anupam Agarwal, M.D., dean of the Heersink School of Medicine, welcomed faculty members and their families to the Endowed Chairs and Professorships Reception on April 25.
  • New Research Faculty Introduction
    Nov 08, 2022
    The UAB Heersink School of Medicine Office of Research introduces new faculty for Summer and Fall 2022. Please join Heersink School of Medicine and the Office of Research in welcoming these new faculty.
  • Study: Potential therapeutic target identified to treat melanoma
    Sep 08, 2022
    UAB researchers have discovered a new way to treat melanoma by targeting CDC7 with EZH2 or BRPF1/2/3 inhibitors.
  • Robustly collaborative projects funded through annual AMC21 Multi-PI Awards; Lee, Pollock, and Korf advance cutting-edge research
    Mar 15, 2022
    The UAB Heersink School of Medicine has awarded the annual Multi-Investigator Program Award to three research investigators for the 2021-2022 cycle: Timmy Lee, M.D., Bruce Korf, M.D., Ph.D., and David Pollock, Ph.D.
  • 2022 Pittman Scholars Announced
    Jan 11, 2022
    Six faculty members in the Heersink School of Medicine have been named the 2022 class of James A. Pittman Jr., M.D., Scholars.
  • UAB ranked among top 10 percent of universities in the world, according to U.S. News & World Report
    Nov 03, 2021
    UAB’s research and reputation land it among the top institutions in the world.
  • Krick, Petit named assistant directors of the Medical Scientist Training Program
    Sep 30, 2021
    Stefanie Krick, M.D., Ph.D., and Chad Petit, Ph.D., have been named the new assistant directors for research for the Medical Scientist Training Program in the UAB Heersink School of Medicine.
  • $100 million in contributions to transform UAB School of Medicine
    Sep 28, 2021
    Record $95 million Heersink lead gift to advance strategic growth and biomedical innovation.
  • A small molecule that induces translational readthrough of CFTR nonsense mutations by eRF1 depletion
    Sep 22, 2021
    The School of Medicine communications staff sat down with the first authors and PIs to gain insights about this research, UAB, and the science community.
  • Ovarian cancer: potential therapeutic target identified
    Aug 05, 2021
    The histone methyltransferase DOT1L — the potential target — is overexpressed in ovarian cancer, and high levels of expression correlate with reduced progression-free and overall survival.