Microbiology News

Leon and Lund Discuss Current Research Online

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Microbiology’s Beatriz León, Ph.D., and Frances Lund, Ph.D., discuss how exposure to dust mites links to allergies and asthma in MD Magazine online

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.
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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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Beckman2013

Timothy Fernandez, Dhruv Patel, and Michael Longmire presented their research at the three-day symposium.

Fernandez, one of UAB's three inaugural Beckman Scholars, was one of six students out of a nationwide pool of Beckman Scholars chosen earlier this year to give a plenary 30 minute presentation at the conference. His mentor, Jamil Saad, Ph.D., introduced Fernandez at the symposium. Saad also represented the 15 Beckman UAB mentors at this year's symposium.

In photo left to right: Roxanne Lockhart (Biology, UHP), Bliss Chang (Chemistry & Biology, STHP); Dr. Jamil Saad, (Microbiology), Timothy Fernandez (Biology, Chemistry; UHP; UASOM), Bliss Chang (Chemistry & Biology, STHP), Michael Longmire (Chemistry & Biology), and Dhruv Patel (BME, STHP)


Read more about UAB’s Beckman Scholars in July 2013 UAB Magazine .