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  • Mark WalterMicrobiology professor Mark Walter, Ph.D., is finding and optimizing antibodies against 17 different interferons and their receptors that provoke lupus, a chronic disease that damages skin, joints, blood cells, kidneys, heart, brain or lung affecting at least 1.5...
  •  Bliss Chang.jpg.opt196x257o00s196x257Undergraduate student Bliss Chang (Saad Lab) has been selected as one of three students to receive the College of Arts and Sciences 2015 Dean’s Award.

    “All departmental nominees for this special award were truly...
  • Bliss Chang.jpg.opt196x257o00s196x257Congratulations to Bliss Chang, an undergraduate student in Dr. Jamil Saad’s lab, who has been selected for a 2015-16 Fulbright US Student Award to Germany. He will represent the US as a cultural ambassador while overseas, helping to enhance mutual understanding...

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Bliss Chang, an undergraduate majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Biology, has been awarded the 2013 Beckman Scholarship to work in Jamil Saad’s lab for one year starting this summer. He was selected as the only Beckman scholar at UAB this year.

“I am excited to have two Beckman Scholars in my lab at the same time [in addition to Timothy Fernandez who received the 2012 Beckman Scholarship]. Having two Beckman Scholars in the same lab at the same time is a very rare case in the US since it is considered an extremely competitive award,” explains Dr. Saad.