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Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology

Bradley Yoder Ph.D.Bradley K. Yoder, Ph.D. Professor and Chair UAHSF Endowed Chair in Biomedical ResearchWelcome to the Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology (CDIB)!  It’s a great time to be a scientist, with meaningful advancements in biomedical research occurring at an unprecedented pace. Our newly advanced capacities to probe and modify genomes, to visualize changes in cell behavior, and to assess protein function are providing new opportunities to have a major impact on human health.   

CDIB is one of five basic science departments in the School of Medicine. The CDIB faculty direct well-funded biomedical research programs that study cell and developmental biology, regenerative medicine, cancer biology, exercise physiology, immunology, cartilage and bone biology, and neuroscience. Our research programs are advancing science in many fields by uncovering new mechanisms of disease through the application of cutting-edge technologies. Our goal is to provide exceptional education and training programs that prepare graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty for the challenges of a productive career at the forefront of biomedical research and education. Our faculty are committed scientists, educators and mentors who are making innovative discoveries leading to an improved understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of a number of human diseases and birth defects that include glioblastoma, polycystic kidney disease, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, autoimmune chronic inflammatory disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.  Their studies also include skeletal malformations, muscle injury and repair, heart development, tissue regeneration, and reproduction in addition to elucidating fundamental mechanisms underlying normal processes such cell adhesion and migration, organelle assembly, and ion transport.

Our faculty are committed to excellence in biomedical education, and are actively engaged in multiple programs throughout the professional, graduate, and undergraduate curricula. Importantly, we have established multiple outreach activities that impact K-12 education programs in the Birmingham area and across the state that promote the importance of science and excite young minds about the possibilities of career paths in biomedical science. We are happy that you have taken the time to visit our site.  Please spend some time exploring the various CDIB education and research programs, and getting to know our faculty and trainees. If you want to learn more about CDIB, contact us directly here
We look forward to hearing from you.

Bradley K. Yoder, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
UAHSF Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research