June 13, 2018

Lubin selected to serve on prestigious study section

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lubinFarah Lubin, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the NINDS Neuroscience Roadmap Scholar Program, has been selected to serve as a member of the Clinical Neuroplasticity and Neurotransmitters Study Section for the Center for Scientific Review.

“Membership on a study section represents a major commitment of professional time and energy as well as a unique opportunity to contribute to the national biomedical research effort,” said Noni Byrnes, Ph.D., acting director of the Center for Scientific Review. “Study sections review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on the applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board and survey the status of research in their fields of science.”

Lubin received her undergraduate degree from Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama, and her Ph.D. in cell/molecular biology and immunology from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. She worked as a research assistant at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and has completed two postdoctoral fellowships in molecular neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and at the UAB Department of Neurobiology.

Lubin leads a lab at UAB, and her research focus area is investigating the molecular and genetic basis of learning, memory and its disorders. Her studies have provided novel insight to underlying memory deficits associated with epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.

Lubin’s term begins July 1, 2018, and will be effective until June 30, 2024.