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Dr. Aidi Niu works in the lab of Associate Professor of Surgery Dr. Jayleen Grams, a bariatric surgeon and researcher.

The Breadth of Our Research Program

Specific areas of research within the UAB Department of Surgery encompass a broad range of interests with direct medical relevance, including specific diseases and conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart and lung failure, traumatic injury, vascular disease, kidney failure; specific treatments that include mechanically-assisted circulatory support, endovascular/vascular technologies, solid organ transplantation; surgical outcomes such as comparative-effectiveness, patterns of care, disparities; and surgical delivery issues including device and methods development.

Our Active Research Areas

Learn More about UAB Surgery Researchers

Carter, Angela, M.D.

Carter, Angela, M.D.

Division of Surgical Oncology
Research Focus: host microbe interactions, mechanisms of microbial regulation of substance use disorders, bioengineering microbial-based therapeutics, hormonal and metabolic syndromes and disease

Chen, Herbert, M.D.

Chen, Herbert, M.D.

Division of Breast and Endocrine Surgery
Research Focus:
thyroid and parathyroid surgery, minimally invasive radioguided parathyroidectomy, adrenal surgery, endocrine surgery, neuroendocrine cancer biology

Dudeja, Vikas, M.D.

Dudeja, Vikas, M.D.

Division of Surgical Oncology
Research Focus:
pancreatic cancer, hepatobiliary malignancies, immunology and stromal biology

Galli, Aurelio, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Galli, Aurelio, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Research Focus:
brain development and plasticity, neurotransmitters, substance abuse

George, James, Ph.D.

George, James, Ph.D.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Research Focus: 
immune regulation of post-transplant vascular disease and allograft rejection, transplantation and heart failure outcomes research