This page provides general information and links about UAB, Birmingham, and the Neurobiology Graduate Program. Specific information concerning Admissions and our Research is available through links on this site.

Financial Aid
All students receive a first year stipend of $23,000 plus tuition remission and health insurance. In the second year and beyond, stipends and tuition/fees are provided by training grants, mentor's research grants or individual research fellowships/awards.

Cost of Study
The Neurobiology Department and the mentor provide complete coverage for tuition, fees and full stipend for all students during all years in the program.

Living and Housing Costs
Students may choose to live in university dormitories, on-campus apartments or select from a wide range of nearby off-campus apartments or houses. Usual monthly rental fees range from $150-$250/month (shared) to $200-$400/month (individual).

Student Group
The Department of Neurobiology admits 5-6 students per year. Forty doctoral and postdoctoral students are currently training with primary faculty in the Department with another 40 training with affiliated Neurobiology faculty.


Birmingham, Alabama is a vibrant, rapidly growing community with a metro population of 1.2 million set along a series of beautiful mountain and valley ridge lines. The city has a rich cultural diversity represented by UAB's Alys Stephens Center for the Performing Arts, the Alabama Symphony, the city's annual City Stages musical festival, the Alabama Ballet, and a variety of ethnic and heritage festivals.


The climate is mild with opportunity for year-round outdoor recreation including hiking in nearby national forests and state parks, canoeing in the many rivers and lakes and numerous public tennis and golf facilities. Restaurants offer diverse cuisine and ambiance with notable excellence in Chinese, Greek, Italian, Mexican, Thai and French food. The nearby Florida beaches (4 hour drive) offer year-round coastal and aquatic amenities. Entertainment venues in Nashville and Atlanta are an easy "day-trip" from Birmingham. Above, the Cahaba River, just south of Birmingham, offers beautiful scenery in the Fall.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham
UAB offers one of the leading environments in the U.S. to pursue graduate studies, particularly in the Biomedical Sciences. Doctoral programs are available in over thirty disciplines. The University is a Carnegie Division I Research Institution and is consistently ranked in the top 20 institutions in the U.S. in federal funding for research.

Correspondence and Information

Anne B. Theibert, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director
Department of Neurobiology
SHEL 910
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
1825 University Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35294-2182, USA

Telephone:  205-934-2452 Jan Phillips or
Fax:               205-975-7394