Committed to the advancement and pursuit of knowledge, through the achievement of breakthroughs in biomedical research and through the provision of outstanding educational content

The Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology (CDIB) is a nationally ranked basic science department within the prestigious UAB School of Medicine. In recognition of their research and teaching successes, our outstanding CDIB faculty have earned numerous awards, both locally and nationally. From a financial standpoint, our faculty currently manage in excess of $16M in annual direct costs from extramural funding to support their research programs. Furthermore, our distinguished educators deliver educational content within six schools across UAB and, as a result, have a major impact in countless lives.


CDIB faculty direct five robust and diverse research programs and garner substantial international and national recognition for themselves, as well as our department, and our institution. Faculty research, scientific service, leadership, and scholarly activities reflect our department’s vision of uniting exemplary, multidisciplinary academic scholarship, education and research.


CDIB faculty make lasting, noteworthy contributions to the University’s educational mission both within and beyond the institution. Our educational endeavors range from K-12 and adult educational outreach, to lectures and preceptorships in multiple courses across campus, to leadership roles within the professional and graduate schools.