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UAB will test a COVID-19 vaccine candidate created by Altimmune Inc. Read more

Distinguished Professor John Kearney, Ph.D., will be honored for 45 years of service to UAB during the annual Service Awards. Read more

Frances Lund, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Microbiology at UAB, is the principal investigator of a $17 million NIH grant, which will explore immune cells in inaccessible tissues of the human body. Click here for more

S. Louis Bridges, Jr, MD, PhD named president of the Rheumatology Research Foundation. Click here for more

A team led by immunologist Amy Weinmann, Ph.D., and first author Danielle Chisolm, Ph.D., Weinmann’s former graduate student who is now a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, discovered that a previously unrecognized genetic variation in research mouse models can affect immune cells. Read more

Immunologists Andre Ballesteros-Tato, Ph.D. Associate Professor, and Amber Papillion, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in his laboratory, along with collaborators at UAB, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Roanoke, VA and NIAMS, Bethedsa, MD have reported in Science Immunology that the interplay of two interleukin signaling proteins, IL-6 and IL-2, affects the development of Tfh cells. The research may help guide future disease treatment. Click here for more

Anath Shalev, M.D., Director of the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center and colleagues at UAB have identified an early biomarker of Type 1 diabetes-associated beta-cell loss in humans — microRNA-204, or miR-204. Read more

Max Cooper, M.D., an internationally renowned immunologist who spent 40 years at UAB and is currently at Emory University, has received the 2019 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. Read More

Troy Randall, Ph.D., William J. Koopman Endowed Professor in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, is the latest winner of the UAB School of Medicine’s Featured Discovery. Read more

Immunologist Louis Justement, Ph.D., has been named president-elect of the largest coalition of biological and biomedical research associations in the United States, FASEB. Read more

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