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Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology


Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology 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. Our faculty serve on NIH and private foundation study sections, on editorial boards, and on a number of research and training advisory panels.  Locally, a number of CDIB faculty have been appointed to important service positions including serving as the Dean of the UAB Graduate School, leaders in the Faculty Senate, and as Directors of themes in the UAB graduate program, GBS. Nationally, our faculty have served as members of research advocacy committees to the US Congress, and as the President of the American Society of Neurochemistry, for example. In addition, many of our faculty members serve as NIH and University-Wide Interdisciplinary Research Center Directors and direct graduate, medical education, and training programs. Publication histories in high-impact journals reflect the successful research efforts and achievements of our CDIB faculty. Furthermore, CDIB faculty have been very successful in obtaining research funding, as shown by a total research support portfolio in excess of $16M in annual direct awards.

Find Funding Opportunities: 

UAB offers two free resources to investigators who are searching for research funding opportunities. The two web-based platforms are SPIN and Pivot-RP.

SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network)
SPIN is a funding opportunity database made available through the UAB Integrated Research Administration Portal (IRAP). Using SPIN, UAB researchers can conduct searches and create custom notification systems to stay up to date on current and upcoming opportunities. Learn more about how to use and access SPIN on the IRAP training site. A video tutorial has also been provided to help with your search.

Pivot-RP is a comprehensive search engine for grant funding opportunities available through state, federal, corporate, non-profit, and foundation sponsors. Pivot enables researchers to identify potential funding opportunities, receive weekly funding alerts based on your research profile, and identify potential collaborators within UAB and at universities around the world. Access PIVOT training here.