• Carter, Angela, Ph.D.

    Dr. Angela CarterInstructor

    Areas of Interest 
    neuroendocrine tumorigenesis and pathophysiology, tumor-derived hormonal induction of gastrointestinal disease, bioengineering microbial-based therapeutics, host-microbe interactions

  • Galli, Aurelio, Ph.D., D.Sc.

    Dr. Aurelio Galli

    Director for Gastrointestinal Biology Research

    Director, CINEMA

    Areas of Interest
    brain development and plasticity, neurotransmitters, substance abuse, obesity and bariatric surgery

  • Day, Jeremy J., Ph.D.

    Jeremy DayAssociate Professor, Neurobiology

    Areas of Interest
    addiction, learning and memory, epigenetics, non-coding RNAs

  • Gamble, Karen, Ph.D.

    Dr. Karen GambleAssociate Professor, Psychiatry and Neurobiology 


    Areas of Interest
    chronobiology, sleep, circadian rhythms, neuroscience, electrophysiology

  • Grams, Jayleen, M., M.D.

    Dr. Jayleen GramsAssociate Professor
    Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery at Birmingham VA
    Assistant Program Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship
    Assistant Chief of Surgical Services at Birmingham VA
    Director, CINEMA

    Areas of Interest
    foregut and bariatric surgery, achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal or paraesophageal hernias, morbid obesity and metabolic syndrome, role of microbiome in obesity, outcomes research

  • Habegger, Kirk, Ph.D.

    Dr. Kirk HabeggerAssociate Professor, UAB Department of Medicine

     Areas of Interest 
    energy metabolism research, endocrinology, biochemistry and integrative physiology

  • Hardaway, Andrew J., Ph.D.

    ahardawaAssistant Professor, Psychiatry
    Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
    Associate Scientist, Nutrition Obesity Res Center (NORC)  

     Areas of Interest
    systems neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, obesity, eating disorders

  • Matthies, Heinrich, Ph.D.

    Dr. Heinrich Matthies

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    brain development and plasticity, neurotransmitters, substance abuse

  • Richter, Jillian R., Ph.D.

    Jillian Richter, MDAssistant Professor

    Areas of Interest 
    trauma, hemorrhage, resuscitation, endothelial glycocalyx, lung injury, bioengineered in vitro models, mechanotransduction signaling