Photo of Bevill Biomedical Research BuildingPhysical Location
845 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294-2170

Mailing Address 
UAB Department of Microbiology 
Bevill Biomedical Research Building, Suite 276/11
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-2170

Shipping Address
UAB Microbiology Department
506 10th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Fax: 205.996.4008


For questions about the department or website, contact:

For questions about our graduate program, contact: UAB Graduate Biomedical Sciences,

For questions about our undergraduate program, contact: UAB Undergraduate Immunology Program, |





Kristina Sinclair
JHS Administrative Director II
Department Administrator  205-934-3052
Julie Decker
Program Manager II
Facilities/Seminar Series  205-975-7096
Jonathan Averett
Business Officer I
Research Administration  205-934-3046
Huantao (Megan) Lu
Business Officer I
Research Administration  205-934-3042
Jessica Gunnin
Administrative Associate
Human Resources  205-934-9339
Tom Bowman
Information Systems Specialist III
IT/AV  205-975-7660  computer service request


Committed to the study of infectious and immune-mediated diseases

The UAB Department of Microbiology is consistently ranked amongst the best microbiology departments in the country, and faculty currently hold more than 50 grants and $13 million in extramural grant funding. We are a vibrant highly collaborative research community actively serving the university mission of excellence in research, service and teaching. 

It is an exciting time to be a scientist at UAB and in the Department of Microbiology. The department is actively recruiting new faculty members and with our existing cadre of investigators and the new faculty who join us, we plan to capitalize on the department’s strong foundation and heritage to build a scientifically rich environment that will allow us to meet our twin missions of carrying out cutting-edge, fundamental basic and translational research to improve human health and educating the next generation of scientists who will lead the fight against infectious and immune-mediated diseases.


We are improving human health by carrying out cutting-edge, fundamental basic and translational research focusing on the bacteria, viruses and parasites that cause human disease. Faculty in the Department of Microbiology have research programs in five broad yet interconnected areas; Microbial Pathogenesis, Immunology, Virology, Structural Biology and Cancer.


We are educating and training the next generation of scientists, educators and entrepreneurs who will lead the fight against infectious and immune-mediated diseases. Department of Microbiology faculty participate in teaching classes to undergraduate, graduate and medical students and serve as the organizers and course directors for a number of the graduate level classes.