Stephen Barnes

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor to five faculty during its meeting on June 8.

Stephen Barnes, Ph.D., was named Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the School of Medicine. Barnes came to UAB in 1977 as a mathematical gastroenterology fellow through the National Library of Medicine and joined the faculty in 1979 as an assistant professor. Now, in addition to his position in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Barnes is a senior scientist at UAB’s Center for Free Radical Biology, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, Center for Bone and Joint Disease and Nephrology Research and Training Center and he has dual appointments in the departments of Environmental Health Sciences, Genetics, and Vision Sciences.

Barnes has published more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews, and book chapters and has delivered lectures at institutions such as Vanderbilt University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Durham in Durham, England. In 2012, Barnes was named UAB’s Distinguished Faculty Lecturer. He also is a member of the International Science Advisory Panel at Imperial College London’s National Phenome Center.

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