UNCF Merck Scholarship
The UNCF Merck Science Scholarships provides up to $30,000 in financial support, mentoring, and the chance to intern at a Merck Facility over the summer. Approximately 15 awards are given each year to students throughout the nation. UAB students are disproportionately represented in this group – we've had 14 winners since 2008! The UAB Honors College's Science and Technology Honors Program is to be commended for establishing a pipeline of students who have been successful in this competition; this is the program's 4th year to field two or more winners!
Brittney is a biomedical engineering major and Sci-Tech Honors student who researches in the lab of Dr. Brian Sims in UAB's Department of Pediatrics. (Winner)
Oluwagbegmiga is a neuroscience major and Sci-Tech Honors student who researches in the lab of Dr. Kazutoshi Nakazawa in UAB's Department of Psychiatry. (Winner)
Solomon is a chemistry major and Global and Community Leadership Honors Program student who researches in the lab of Dr. Andrei Stanishevsky in UAB's Department of Physics. (Designated Alternate)
These honors students are outstanding examples of the synergistic collaboration between UAB's undergraduate programs and UAB Medicine. Thanks to all who have invested in their development as aspiring physician-scientists!
Associate Director, UAB Honors College
Postdoctoral Research Day Winners!!!
1st Tonia Shwartz, Ph.D.
2nd TaShauna Goldsby, Ph.D.
3rd Any Goss, Ph.D.
1st Dao H. Ho, Ph.D.
2nd Samatha Giordano, Ph.D.
3rd Vasundhara Kain, Ph.D.
1st Carmen De Minguel, Ph.D.
2nd Ravindra Boddu, Ph.D.
3rd Faraz A. Sultan, Ph.D.
1st Shannon M. Kahan, Ph.D.
2nd S. Rameeza Allie, Ph.D.
3rd Venkata Yeramalli, Ph.D.
1st Angela Bhalla, Ph.D.
2nd Alisha Epps, Ph.D.
3rd Luke Parkitny, Ph.D.
1st Davide Botta, Ph.D.
2nd Hope M. Amm, Ph.D.
3rd Joo Hyoung Lee, Ph.D.
Multiple Sclerosis with Tara DeSilva
Homewood Library - Thursday, February 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which your immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers your nerves. Myelin damage disrupts communication between your brain and the rest of your body. Signs and symptoms vary widely, depending on the amount of damage and which nerves are affected. Treatments can help speed recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease and manage symptoms. Even though there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, treatment typically focuses on speeding recovery from attacks, slowing the progression of the disease and managing symptoms. Join us as Dr. DeSilva reports on the latest treatments.
Registration is required to attend:
Epigenetics and Neuroplasticity
Rett Syndrome Award
The Rett Syndrome Foundation has awarded Dr. Xin Xu a 2 year postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Xu won the award with her proposal titled “Molecular Mechanisms of Homeostatic Synaptic Plasticity in Mecp2 KO Neurons.”
Dr. Xu is a post doc in the lab of Lucas Pozzo-Miller, a professor in the Department of Neurobiology.
For more information about Rett Syndrome visit their website at http://rettsyndrome.org