UAB was ranked 16th Best Place to Work for Postdocs in a nationwide survey of public universities conducted by The Scientist, the magazine for life science professionals.
UAB ranks 27th nationally in research-based projects funded by the National Institute of Health.
UAB is among 11 universities nationally (and only Alabama university) to earn the prestigious Beckman Scholars Award, which provides scholarship funds to universities demonstrating exceptional mentoring and training of undergraduate researchers.


Since 1969, the Department of Microbiology has trained and educated graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows. Alumni from our program have gone on to very distinguished careers in a variety of disciplines, including academic research, teaching, and biotechnology.