Microbiology News

Tuberculosis Necrotizing Toxin (TNT) Identified

MichaelNiederweisMicrobiology professor Dr. Michael Niederweis and colleagues identify the first known toxin of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a pathogen that infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million.
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Barnum Nominated for 2015 Argus Award

Barnum 130x130Microbiology professor, Dr. Scott Barnum, is one of three outstanding professors nominated by students from the UAB School of Medicine in the category of Best Educator in Fundamentals 2 for this year’s School of Medicine Argus Awards.
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León-Ruiz Receives Dean’s Excellence Award in Research

Leon RuizMicrobiology assistant professor Beatriz León-Ruiz, Ph.D., has been named the junior faculty winner of the 2015 Dean’s Excellence Award in Research. This honor recognizes exceptional contributions made by School of Medicine faculty in service, teaching, research, diversity enhancement and mentorship. 
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24th Annual Microbiology Research Retreat
November 13 - 15, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Flavius Martin, M.D.
The Chattanoogan
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Bertram M. Marx Lecture
March 15, 2016
Speaker: Roy Curtiss, III, Ph.D.

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Dr. Jan Novak’s laboratory welcomes four new members and says farewell to one.

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From left to right:

Hirouki Ueda, MD, PhD (visiting scientist since 4-2012)
Nicolas Maillard, MD (visiting scientist since 11-2012)
Koshi Yamada, MD, PhD (departing after spending almost four years at UAB)
Tyler Stewart (PhD student, jointly mentored by Drs. Renfrow and Novak since summer 2012)
Colin Reily, PhD (post-doctoral fellow since 10-2012)