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The Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology (CDIB) is a preeminent leader among the Joint Health Sciences departments in the UAB School of Medicine and nationally through persistent excellence in rigorous, well-funded research programs and scholarly activities leveraging our renowned expertise in cell and developmental biology, cancer biology, exercise physiology, immunology, cartilage and bone biology, regenerative medicine, and neurosciences.  The fundamental mission of the department is to strengthen and expand knowledge throughout the interdisciplinary biomedical sciences by providing a robust and dynamic research environment for all basic and translational science researchers; by training and educating the future generations of biomedical scientists, physicians, and physician-scientists; and by creating a diverse and positive work environment that will encourage, motivate, and inspire faculty, staff, and trainees to greater levels of excellence, wherein productivity is limited by only our creativity and enthusiasm.