Microbiology News

Bedwell Named Biochemistry Interim Chair

Bedwell 2013Congratulations to micro’s David Bedwell, Ph.D., who was named interim department chair for the department of Biochemistry. He is a long-time faculty member and leader at UAB, joining the faculty in 1988. “I am confident he will be an outstanding department leader and strong member of the School of Medicine leadership, working closely with other department chairs and members of my senior leadership team,” said Dr. Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., F.A.C.S., Senior Vice President and Dean of SOM.


Researchers identify previously unknown step in the pathway that leads to asthma

Andre Ballesteros Tato Beatriz Leon RuizA team of UAB researchers including microbiology department assistant professor Beatriz León, Ph.D., and her husband, Andre Ballesteros-Tato, Ph.D., (Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology) have identified a previously unknown step in the pathway that leads to asthma. The results of their study are published online, ahead of print, in “T follicular helper cell plasticity shapes pathogenic T helper 2 cell-mediated immunity to inhaled house dust mite.” Read more ...

Kearney Receives AAI-BioLegend Herzenberg Award

john kearney 2013The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) has named microbiology professor John Kearney, Ph.D., the 2016 AAI-BioLegend Herzenberg Award for his outstanding research contributions to the field of immunology in the area of B cell biology.

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24th Annual Microbiology Research Retreat

Written by Peter Burrows, Ph.D.
2015 Retreat Photo by Baiyi Cai 1 ps1aPhoto by Baiyi Cai
November 13-15, 2015, UAB Microbiology Department faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and special guests gathered in Chattanooga at the Chattanoogan Hotel for our annual research retreat. This year’s retreat—number 24—was once more a wonderful opportunity for members of the department to focus on science and to establish new collaborations away from the distractions of everyday life.
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Bertram M. Marx Lecture

Speaker: Roy Curtiss, III, Ph.D.
March 15, 2016 | Noon
Volker Hall LECTURE ROOM B




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The Office of Postdoctoral Education and the UAB Postdoctoral Association announced the winners for the 2013 Postdoctoral Research Day. Three postdocs from the Microbiology Department received awards:

1st Place – Rakesh Bakshi
2nd Place – Davide Botta
3rd Place – Colin Reily

These outstanding trainees were among approximately 50 entrants from UAB and SRI (Southern Research Institute). Each submitted a 300-word abstract and presented a 12-minute talk about their research project. Research Day was divided into six sessions with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards for each session. Microbiology postdocs presented in session 4.