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Based on a hypothesis proposed by Sadis Matalon, PhD, Alice McNeal, M.D., Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology at UAB, and Distinguished Professor and vice chair for Research, a clinical trial led by UAB Professor Emeritus Timothy Ness, M.D., Ph.D., Sonya Heath, MD, professor in the UAB Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases and Brant Wagener, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in Anesthesiology.will test possible COVID-19 treatment for outpatients. Read more


Jacob Files, a graduate student in the UAB M.D.-Ph.D., Medical Scientist Training Program, Assistant Professor Nathan Erdmann, MD, PhD and Professor Paul Goepfert, MD from the UAB Division of Infectious Disease, report sustained cellular immune dysregulation in individuals recovering from COVID-19. Read more


Research carried out by Charles O. Elson, III, MD, Professor of Medicine and colleagues in a mouse model, using immune-reactive T cells from patients with Crohn’s disease, may provide a potential preventive treatment for Crohn’s disease. Read more


Better tests, cheaper vaccines: Antibody expert Moon Nahm, MD, professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care and director of UAB's Bacterial Respiratory Pathogen Reference Laboratory and the World Health Organization Pneumococcal Reference Laboratory, turns to COVID-19. Read more


Selvarangan Ponnazhagan, PhD, Professor, Molecular and Cellular Pathology, secured grant to study Immunotherapy/RANKL Antagonism for breast cancer. Read more


Professor Sonya Heath, M.D., of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UAB reports about new studies that test convalescent plasma for COVID-19 treatment — and prevention. Read more


Frances Lund, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology, is the lead UAB investigator on a study, in which Altimmune COVID-19 vaccine candidate tested at UAB shows positive preclinical results Read more


Ninecia Scott, PhD, UAB Postdoctoral Fellow supported by the Immunology training grant, is one of the founders of "Black in Microbiology". To find out more, click here to see her interviewed on a podcast of the American Society for Microbiology.


Kevin Harrod, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, and James Collawn, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, are investigating the possibility that the COVID-19 virus acts as a microRNA “sponge”, modulating host microRNA levels in ways that aid viral replication and stymy the host immune response. Read more


Meet the UAB scientists active in the Program in Immunology who volunteered to face the coronavirus up close. Read more


Robert Kimberly, M.D., director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at UAB. is the principal investigatore of a study aimingto determine the number of undetected COVID-19 cases in the United States. Read more


Jessy Deshane, Ph.D., and her postgraduate fellow, Kayla Goliwas, Ph.D., are pioneering new territory in the study of SARS-CoV-2 and its effect on lung cells. Read more

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