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Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology

  • International PhD student’s educational journey culminates at UAB
    Dec 07, 2023
    Green will graduate with his doctoral degree in biology from UAB on Dec. 8.
  • Fecal microbe transplants: B. vulgatus genes that correlate with early colonization
    Oct 12, 2023
    Researchers found 19 Bacteroides vulgatus genes that were unique to three strains that show early engraftment in patients after a fecal transplant, as opposed to seven strains that did not show early engraftment. Most transplant failures occur in the first four weeks.
  • UAB graduate built an anatomy study hub for her master’s degree. Now in med school, she is putting it to use.
    Aug 11, 2023
    Hunter Caroline Davies will receive her master’s degree in anatomical science at UAB’s summer commencement Aug. 11. But she is already back in the classroom as part of the Heersink School of Medicine’s class of 2027.
  • HaoSheng Sun named a Freeman Hrabowski scholar by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Jun 15, 2023
    The 31 new scholars from 22 U.S. institutions are all outstanding early career faculty in science who have the potential to become leaders in their research fields and advance diversity, equity and inclusion. Each scholar will receive up to $8.6 million over 10 years.
  • How interleukin-6 helps prevent allergic asthma and atopy by suppressing interleukin-2 signaling
    May 05, 2023
    Knowledge of this previously unrecognized mechanism may aid therapy for patients with interleukin-6 signaling mutations and hyper-IgE Syndrome, or HIES.
  • New study details inflammation in early stages of Parkinson’s disease
    Mar 01, 2023
    The findings indicate that inflammation is present in the brain early in the disease’s progression, but how inflammation affects disease progression remains unknown.
  • Osteoarthritis: Multi-ancestry analysis reveals novel genetic loci associated with the disease
    Dec 05, 2022
    The first large multi-ancestry genetics study of osteoarthritis, or OA, has found 10 novel OA-associated genetic loci, and results showed some of the OA-associated regions are robustly found in every population ancestry studied.
  • UAB Heersink School of Medicine granted full LCME accreditation at the highest level possible
    Nov 09, 2022
    The Heersink School of Medicine has achieved eight years of accreditation — the highest level available for medical schools across the U.S. — by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education after a rigorous two-year process.
  • Fecal microbial transplants show lack of predictability when no prior antibiotic treatment is given to recipient
    Nov 04, 2022
    This finding suggests utility of treatments before fecal microbial transplants to reduce recipient microbial communities. This would help donor microbial strains dominate in the recipient.