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Casey Weaver 2022For just the third time in history, a University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty member, Casey Weaver, MD from the Department of Pathology, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences Read more

Allan Zajac 2022In a study published in the journal Science Immunology, Allan Zajac, Ph.D., and co-first authors Shannon M. Kahan, Ph.D., and Rakesh K. Bakshi, Ph.D., from the Department of Microbiology at UAB, show that two subsets of CD8 T cells develop to provide either short-term or long-term immune protection. The study focuses on one factor that guides this developmental bifurcation — interleukin-2 (IL-2). Read more

Casey Morrow 2022Koo 2022 Casey D. Morrow, PhD and Hyunmin Koo, Ph.D. have refined a microbiome “fingerprint” method that tracks sub-strain variants of a single gut microbe strain. The study was published in the journal Scientific Reports. Read more

Casey Weaver 2022In a study published in the journal Immunity, Carlene L. Zindl, Ph.D., and Casey T.Weaver, M.D, of the UAB Department of Pathology show how two types of immune cells — one a part of the innate immune system and the other a part of the adaptive immune system — play distinct and indispensable roles to defend that barrier. Read more

Beatriz Leon Ruiz 04052022Beatriz León, Ph.D., and her UAB colleagues unraveled a complex trail for the antagonistic mechanisms of LPS to promote or prevent allergic disease through activation or suppression of T helper-2 immune cells. Read more

Welner 04052022Robert Welner, Ph.D., and Rui Lu, Ph.D., both associate scientists within the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, have received a $3 million Mark Foundation for Cancer Research 2022 Endeavor Award to study the interplay of inflammation and clonal expansion in leukemia. Read more

In a report published in Nature Communications, Michael Niederweis, PhD and colleagues identify key secretion systems used by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) in pathogenesis, which makes them candidate targets for therapeutics. Read more

Jeanne Marrazzo, M.D., MPH, (Professor and Director) and Nathan Erdmann, M.D., Ph.D., (Assistant Professor) will co-lead the Deep South SARS-COV-2 Recovery Cohort, along with Dr. Emily Levitan (SOPH), as part of the nationwide RECOVER initiative, which is projected to receive $17 million from NIH. Read more

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