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Associate Professor; Associate Scientist, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center; Scientist, Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center

Areas of Interest
Inflammatory skin diseases, skin cancer, immunotherapy, epidemiology


Dr. Nabiha Yusuf is an Associate Professor in UAB’s Department of Dermatology since 2017. She also has a secondary appointment in Epidemiology. She received her MS in Microbiology and PhD in Immunology from India. She graduated with an MSPH degree in Epidemiology from UAB.  The focus of her research is to dissect the role of innate immune responses in UVB induced cutaneous DNA damage and tumor development. Her laboratory is studying the mechanisms by which type I interferons (IFN) regulate ultraviolet (UV) radiation induced cutaneous DNA damage and tumor development. She is also interested to dissect the role of type I IFNs in immunotherapy, infection associated cancers, and autoimmune disorders. She was recently funded with Dr. Hui Xu to study the role of Triggering receptor on myeloid cells (Trem)-1 in UV-induced immune suppression.  She is also performing translational studies on Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4) inhibitor in prevention of skin cancer. Her long-term goal is to perform epidemiological studies with correlative biomarkers in population with inflammatory diseases and cancers. Besides research, she is involved with teaching and mentorship programs in the schools of Medicine and Public Health at UAB. She currently serves as the Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee at UAB faculty senate.

Education & Training

MS                   Microbiology                                       Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, INDIA
PhD                  Immunology                                       Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, INDIA
MSPH              Epidemiology                                     University of Alabama at Birmingham


Postdoctoral Fellow, Dermatology (Mentor: Craig A. Elmets)

Contact Information

VH 566A

205 934 7432 (Office) | 205 934 7464 (Lab)