The School of Medicine communications staff sat down with Dr. León to gain insights about her research, UAB, and the science community.

The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) recently announced Jessica Scoffield, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology, as the first ever recipient of the AADR Procter & Gamble Underrepresented Faculty Research Fellowship.
Eighteen outstanding faculty members were named recipients of the 2019 Dean’s Excellence Awards, an honor recognizing exceptional contributions made by School of Medicine faculty in service, teaching, research, diversity enhancement and mentorship.
John Kearney, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Microbiology, is a senior faculty winner of the Dean's Excellence Award in Research.
The School of Medicine’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion hosted its third annual Diversity Fair Jan. 25, 2019 in the atrium of North Pavilion. Hundreds of guests attended and enjoyed wandering among the booths to sample cuisines while listening to the sound of international music.
Imaging of biomolecules is taking a leap forward at UAB, which installed a $600,000 direct electron detector on its cryo-electron microscope in January. This advanced, direct electron detector will yield near-atomic resolution of macromolecules and 3-D tomography of cells or tissue slices.
Michael Niederweis, Ph.D., professor in the UAB Department of Microbiology, has been elected as a Fellow to the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). This honor recognizes his excellence, originality and leadership in the microbiological sciences.
This structure will further explain how the virus infects human cells and how progeny viruses are assembled, and it may be a point of attack to disarm the virus.
Daniel A. Portnoy, Ph.D., one of the world’s foremost experts on Listeria monocytogenes, will speak at the 2017 Susan Roberts Dubay Endowed Lecture on Nov. 7. 
Ellen Rothenberg, Ph.D., professor of biology at the California Insitute of Technology, will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural David E. Wells Memorial Symposium, hosted by the Department of Microbiology.
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