Postdoc Openings

Mentor: Lizhong Wang, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, UAB; Email: lwang12@uab.edu

Mentor:  Sooryanarayana Varambally, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Pathology and C O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, WTI  420B, 1824 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL  35294-3300 Ph:205-996-1653 E-mail:  soorya@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr. Rui-Ming Liu, Professor of Medicine M.D.,  Pulmonary/Allergy/Critical Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, ruimingliu@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Eric Ubil, PhD, Assistant Professor, O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Microbiology, Email: ericubil@uab.edu

Mentor: Michelle Gray, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics, Department of Neurology, Email: mccgray@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Jake Chen, Ph.D. FACMI, Professor of Genetics, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering, Director of the ai.MED laboratory, Chief Bioinformatics Officer, the Informatics Institute, the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

Mentor: Minae Niwa, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  mniwa@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr. Yogesh Dwivedi, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, Director of Translational Research, UAB Mood Disorders Progam, Univeristy of Alabama at Birmingham, SC711 Sparks Center, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0017.   Email: ydwivedi@uab.edu

Mentor: Rui Lu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Email: ruilu@uab.edu


Mentor: Martin Young PhD, Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine. martinyoung@uabmc.edu 

Mentor: Dr. Yogesh Dwivedi, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, Director of Translational Research, UAB Mood Disorders Progam, Univeristy of Alabama at Birmingham, SC711 Sparks Center, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0017.   Email: ydwivedi@uab.edu

Mentor: Yvonne JK Edwards, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Bioinformatics, UAB School of Medicine. Email: yedwards@uab.edu


Mentor Mohanraj Thirumalai, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Service Administration.  Email: mohanraj@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr. Despina Stavrinos, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, dstavrin@uab.edu

Mentors: Jonathan (Jon) McConathy, M.D., Ph.D. and Yu-Hua (Dean) Fang, Ph.D., Departments of Radiology and Neurology University of Alabama at Birmingham jmcconathy@uabmc.edu , yfang@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Jamil Saad, PhD,  Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine.  saad@uab.edu 

Mentor: Yu-Hua Dean Fang, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiology.  Email: yfang@uab.edu

Mentor: Andrew M. Pickering, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics, Department of Neurology. ampickering@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Erwin G. Van Meir, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery; Associate Director, O’Neil Comprehensive Cancer Center; University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Birmingham, AL, evanmeir@uab.edu 

Mentor: Ingrid He, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, UAB School of Medicine. ihje@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Jianguo Gu, MB, PhD, Professor, Edward A. Ernst, MD Endowed Chair, Director for Pain Research, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Alabama, email: jianguogu@uabmc.edu.

Mentor: Kevin Harrod, PhD, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, UAB School of Medicine. kharrod@uab.edu 

Mentor: Runhua (Runa) Liu, M.D. & Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, runhua@uab.edu

Mentor: Talene Yacoubian, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics, Department of Neurology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Email: tyacoubian@uabmc.edu 

Mentor: Vivek Nanda, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, vnanda@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Jillian Richter, PhD. Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery. University of Alabama at Birmingham  jillianrichter@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Qin Wang, MD, PhD, Professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, MCLM554, 1918 University Blvd, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, Tel: 205-996-5099, E-mail: qinwang@uab.edu 

Mentor: Junghee Lee, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham. jlee22@uab.edu

Program Directors: Drs. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried or Marie Bakitas, Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mentor: Matthew J. Nelson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, matthewnelson@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Hope Amm, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, SDB 709, Birmingham, AL 35294 Email: hopeamm@uab.edu

Mentor:  Keshav K. Singh, PhD, Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, , kksingh@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr. Marek Napierala, Associate Professor, and Dr. Jill Napierala, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine (SOM), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics . mnapiera@uab.edu jsbutler@uab.edu

Mentor: James Kobie, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham. jjkobie@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Eun-Young Erin Ahn, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology, Department of Pathology; University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, eyahn@uabmc.edu 

Mentor: Runhua (Runa) Liu, M.D. & Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, runhua@uab.edu

Mentors:  Dr. James H. Rimmer, Professor and Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences email: jrimmer@uab.edu  and Dr. Mohanraj Thirumalai, Assistant Professor and Director of Information and Communication Technology for UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative email: mthiru1@uab.edu           

Mentor: Jacques Wadiche, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, e-mail: jwadiche@uab.edu

Mentor: Bin Ren, MD, PhD, FAHA, Associate Professor, Vascular Surgery & Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, bren@uabmc.edu

Director: S. Louis Bridges, Jr., MD, PhD, Anna Lois Waters Professor of Medicine, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology,  Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, Bone and Autoimmunity Center; Mailing Address: UAB Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology 1720 2nd Avenue South, SHEL 176, Birmingham, AL  35294-2182  Telephone:  (205) 934-0897  Fax:  (205) 934-1564; Email:  sbridges@uabmc.edu. For questions regarding eligibility, program requirements and the application process, please contacy Stephanie Stafford Miller at ssmiller@uab.edu.

Mentor: Drs. Hui Wu & Amjad Javed, School of Dentistry, Email:hwu@uab.edu, javeda@uab.edu.

Mentor: Dr. Etty (Tika) Benveniste, PhD, Senior Vice Dean for Basic Sciences, School of Medicine (SOM), Associate Vice President for Medicine and Basic Sciences, Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB); Phone: 205-934-7667; Email: tika@uab.edu

Mentor: Ravi Bhatia MD, Director, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA; email: rbhatia@uabmc.edu.

Mentor: Dr. Jarred Younger, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, School of College of Arts & Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Email: youngerlab@uab.edu

Mentor: Marina Gorbatyuk, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Optometry and Vision science, UAB School of Optometry, mgortk@uab.edu 

Mentors: Bob Kesterson, PhD, Professor and Deeann Wallis, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

Mentor: Dr. Constanza Cortes, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, THT 927, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294.  Telephone: (205) 975-8943, Email: cjcortes@uab.edu

Mentor: Liz Worthey, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Computational Genomics and Data Science, the Departments of Pediatrics and Pathology, the University of Alabama at Birmingham. eworthey@peds.uab.edu

Mentor: Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD , Professor and Associate Director of Cancer Prevention and Control, O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center. University of Alabama at Birmingham demark@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr. Peter H. King, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. phking@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Hui-Ting Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, email: htlee@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr. Scott Cruikshank, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology, UAB School of Medicine, email: sjc@uab.edu.

Mentor: George Yang, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Surgery, Vice Chair, VA Affairs, Associate Chief of Staff for Surgical Services, Birmingham VA Medical Center. gyang@uabmc.edu

Mentor: X. Margaret Liu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Medcine, Email: mliu@uab.edu

Mentor: Jason J. Nichols, OD MPH PhD., Professor, School of Optometry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1716 University Blvd , Birmingham, Alabama 35294, Tel: E-mail:jjn@uab.edu

Mentor: Wenli Bi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics.  Email: wbi@uab.edu 

Mentor: Dr.  Romi Gupta, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine (SOM), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics.  Email: romigup@uab.edu

Mentor: Harrison Kim, PhD, MBA, Associate Professor, Department of Radiology. Email: hyunkikim@uab.edu

Mentor: Sushant Bhatnagar, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine/Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, University of Alabama at Birmingham, sushantbhatnagar@uabmc.edu

Mentor:  MiYoung Kwon, PhD. Assistant Professor, School of Medicine (SOM), Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Email:  Kwon@uab.edu

Mentor: Suzanne Lapi, PhD, Professor, Department of Radiology. School of Medicine  Email: lapi@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr. Jianyi (Jay) Zhang, MD, PhD, FAHA, Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, T. Michael & Gillian Goodrich Endowed Chair of Engineering Leadership, Professor of Medicine & Engineering, School of Medicine, School of Engineering.

Mentor: Ceren Yarar-Fisher, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UAB School of Medicine,  cyarar@uab.edu 

Mentor: Peggy Biga, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, UAB College of Arts and Sciences,  pegbiga@uab.edu

Mentor: Kai Jiao, MD, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, UAB School of Medicine,  kjiao@uab.edu 

Mentor: Yogesh Vohra, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physics, email: ykvohra@uab.edu.

Mentor: Rui Zhao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, UAB School of Medicine, email: ruizhao@uab.edu

Mentor: Crawford Downs, PhD, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Email: cdowns@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Dr. Jarred Younger, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, School of College of Arts & Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Email: youngerlab@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr. Josh Stern, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine (SOM), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics.         Email: jstern@uab.edu

Mentor: Ichiro Nakano, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, co-Director of Brain SPORE, Director for Office of Laboratory Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, ichiro@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Benjamin Larimer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology. blarimer@uab.edu.

Mentors: James F. George, Ph.D., Professor, UAB Cardiovascular Surgical Research Endowed Chair, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery , jfgeorge@uabmc.edu 
Anupam Agarwal, MD, Professor and Director, Division of  Medicine - Nephrology, aagarwal@uabmc.edu 

Mentor: Hui Hu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, UAB School of Medicine, email: huihu@uab.edu  

Mentor: J.E. "Jed" Ferguson, III MD/PhD., Assistant Professor, Department of Urology. Email: jferguson@uabmc.edu.

Mentor: Purushotham V. Bangalore, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Computer Science. Email: puri@uab.edu

Mentor: Anna Sorace, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering.  Email: asorace@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Marina Gorbatyuk, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Optometry and Vision science, UAB School of Optometry, mgortk@uab.edu.

Mentor: Gang Liu, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical care Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, BMR2 233, 901 19th St. So., Birmingham, Alabama 35294. E-mail: gangliu@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Rajesh Kana, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology/College of Arts and Sciences, Email: rkana@uab.edu 

Mentor: Andrea L. Cherrington, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Medicine/Division of Preventive Medicine, Email: acherrington@uabmc.edu 

Mentor:  Hemant K. Tiwari, PhD, Professor, Department of Biostatistics.  Email: statgenetics@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr.  Lisa Schwiebert, PhD, Professor & Senior Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs  lschwieb@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr.  Etty (Tika) Benveniste, PhD, Senior Vice Dean for Basic Sciences, School of Medicine (SOM), Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology (CDIB) tika@uab.edu

Mentor:  Michael E Boulton, PhD, Professor, Endowed Chair, Department of Ophthalmology.  Email: meboulton@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Mark Bolding, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiology.  Email: mbolding@uab.edu

Mentor: Liou Y. Sun, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham. sunlab@uab.edu 

Mentor: Yan Sanders, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Email: yans@uab.edu; Victor Thannickal, PhD, Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Email: vthannickal@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Colin Reily, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham.creily@uab.edu.

Faculty Member: Lewis Zhichang Shi, MD, PhD,  Associate Professor, Dept Radiation Oncology, Microbiology & Immunology, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233 lshi@uab.edu 

Mentor: Sushant Bhatnagar, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine/Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Email: Sushantbhatnagar@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Dr. Hui Xu, Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, VH566B, 1670 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35294. Email: xuhui@uab.edu.

Mentor: Kannatassen Appavoo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Email: appavoo@uab.edu  

Mentor: Stijn De Langhe, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, E-mail: delanghe@uab.edu

Co-Mentors: Drew Davis, MD , Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, UAB School of Medicine, ddavis@peds.uab.edu
James Rimmer, PhD , Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair and Professor in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences, jrimmer@uab.edu 

Mentor: Ammar Saadoon Alishlash, MD,  Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UAB School of Medicine, ammarsaadoon@uabmc.edu


Mentor: Ping Zhang, D.D.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Email: pingz@uab.edu

Mentor: Craig Powell, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Department of Neurobiology, UAB School of Medicine, craigpow@uab.edu

Mentor: Michael Birrer MD PhD,  Professor, Director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.  University of Alabama at Birmingham, E-mail: mbirrer@uab.edu

Mentor: David J. Hilton, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, E-mail: dhilton@uab.edu

Mentor: Yong Zhou, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, THT 437B, 1900 University Blvd, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, Tel: 205-975-2216, Fax: 205-934-1721, E-mail: yongzhou@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Dr. Shinichi Kano, Associate Profressor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, E-mail: skano2@jhmi.edu

Mentor: Dr. Minae Niwa, Assistant Profressor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, E-mail: niwa.research@gmail.com

Mentor: Kejin Hu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1825 University Blvd, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, Tel: 205-934-4700, E-mail: kejinhu@uab.edu

Mentor: Michael E Boulton, PhD, Professor, Endowed Chair, Department of Ophthalmology. Email: meboulton@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Steven M. Rowe, M.D., M.S.P.H., Professor and Director, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 702 MCLM, 1918 University Blvd, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, Tel: 205-934-9640, Fax: 205-934-7593, E-mail: smrowe@uab.edu

Mentor: Brian Sims, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurobiology and Cell, Integrative and Developmental Biology, UAB Division of Neonatology,  bsimsmd@uab.edu

Mentor: Kasturi Mitra, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, UAB School of Medicine, kasturi@uab.edu

Mentor: Jianguo Gu, MB, PhD, Professor | Edward A. Ernst, MD Endowed Chair Director for Pain Research, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Alabama, email: jianguogu@uabmc.edu.

Mentor: Dr. Xiaosi Han, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, WTI 410G, Birmingham, AL 35294. Telephone: (205) 975-2329. Email: xhan@uab.edu

Mentor: Ravi Bhatia MD, Director, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama, email: rbhatia@uabmc.edu.

Mentor: Timothy J. Gawne PhD., Associate Professor, School of Optometry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1716 University Blvd , Birmingham, Alabama 35294, Tel: E-mail; tgawne@gmail.com

Mentor:  Dr. Laura Volpicelli-Daley, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology lvolpicellidaley@uabmc.edu

Mentor:  Gang Liu, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical care Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, gangliu@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Mentor:  Dr.  Massimo Antonio Fazio, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology massimofazio@uabmc.edu.

Mentor:  Dr.  Brian C. Samuels, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology bsamuels@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Kai Jiao, MD, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, UAB School of Medicine,  kjiao@uab.edu

Mentor: Jason J. Nichols, OD MPH PhD., Professor, School of Optometry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1716 University Blvd , Birmingham, Alabama 35294, Tel: E-mail:jjn@uab.edu

Mentor: Adrie Steyn, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Microbiology, UAB School of Medicine, asteyn@uab.edu 

Mentor: Dr. Joanne Murphy-Ullrich, Professor, Department of Pathology, UAB School of Medicine,  jmurphy@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Dr. Pengfei Wang, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, wangp@uab.edu.

Mentor: Dr. George Yang , Professor, Department of Surgery, UAB School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mentor: Qinglin Yang, M.D., Ph.D, Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham, qyang@uab.edu

Dr. Karen Cropsey, Conatser Turner Endowed Professor of Psychiatry, UAB Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham. E-mail: kcropsey@uab.edu

Stuart Frank, M.D., Professor and Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, BDB 861, Birmingham AL 35233-0006. E-mail: sjfrank@uab.edu

André Leier, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Blvd, THT 136, Birmingham AL 35233-0006. E-mail: aleier@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Dr. Zhengrong Guan, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham. E-mail: zhengrongguan@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Dr. Melissa Harris, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences,  University of Alabama at Birmingham. harrisml@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr. Marina Gorbatyuk, Associate Professor, Department of Optometry and Vision Science, School of Optometry, University of Alabama at Birmingham. mgortk@uab.edu.

Mentor: Rajatava Basu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Molecular & Cellular Pathology, Department of Pathology, UAB School of Medicine, located at Bevill Biomedical Research Building 845 19th Street South | Birmingham AL  35294-2170  rajatavabasu@uabmc.edu

Mentors: Dr. Louise T. Chow and Thomas R. Broker,  Professors, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham. ltchow@uab.edu; Broker@uab.edu

Mentor: Ganesh V Halade, PhD, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham located at 703, 19th Street South, ZRB 310A, Birmingham, AL 35294-0007 Telephone: (205) 996-4139 Fax: (205) 996-4006 E-mail: ganeshhalade@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Linda Overstreet-Wadiche, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, School of Medicine, lwadiche@uab.edu

Mentor: Gang Liu, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical care Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, BMR2 233, 901 19th St. So., Birmingham, Alabama 35294. E-mail: gangliu@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Suresh Kumar Verma, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine,Department of Medicine, UAB School of Medicine, sverma@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr. Larry Ver Hoef, Associate Professor of Neurology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham  Email: LVERHOEF@UABMC.EDU

Mentor:  Merry-Lynn McDonald, MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Pulmonary/Allergy/Critical Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham,  Email: mldonnelly@uabmc.edu

Mentor:  Yogesh Vohra, Ph.D. Professor, Associate Dean, Department of Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, E-mail: ykvohra@uab.edu

Mentor:  Yogesh Vohra, Ph.D. Professor, Associate Dean, Department of Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, E-mail: ykvohra@uab.edu

Mentor: Mi Young Kwon, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham  kwon@uab.edu

Mentor: Nita A. Limdi. Pharm.D, PhD, MSPH, Professor, Professor, Neurology and Epidemiology, nlimdi@uabmc.edu  

Mentor: Sabine Huke PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine. hukes@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr. Thomas Buford, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care.  twbuford@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Elizabeth Sztul, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology, UAB School of Medicine, esztul@uab.edu 

Mentor: Hui Hu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, UAB School of Medicine, huihu@uab.edu       

Mentor: Dr. Louise T. Chow,  Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Stem Cell Institute, University of Alabama at Birmingham. ltchow@uab.edu

Mentor:  Dr. Yogesh Dwivedi, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, SC711 Sparks Center, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0017. Email: ydwivedi@uab.edu

Mentor: Maria Bartolomeo Grant, MD, Professor, Endowed Chair, Department of Ophthalmology. Email: mabgrant@iupui.edu

Mentor: Zechen Chong, PhD, Assistant Professor, Informatics Institute and Department of Genetics, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Blvd, THT Building Suite #134, Birmingham, AL 35294. Email: zchong@uab.edu

Mentor:  Merry-Lynn McDonald, MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Pulmonary/Allergy/Critical Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham,  Email: mldonnelly@uabmc.edu

Mentor:  Dr. Allen Bryan, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology; Principal Coordinator, INFECTALYTICS; Division of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham,  Email:   abryan@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Marek Napierala, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Stem Cell Institute, University of Alabama at Birmingham. mnapiera@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr. Cheng-Chien Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Email: chencc@uab.edu

Mentor: Steven M. Rowe, M.D. M.S.P.H., Professor, UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Alabama Birmingham, Email: smrowe@uab.edu

Mentor: Stijn De Langhe, PhD., Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, delanghe@uab.edu

Mentor: Bob Kesterson,Ph.D., Professor & Director UAB Transgenic & Genetically Engineered Models (TGEMS), University of Alabama at Birmingham, kesterso@uab.edu

Mentor: Gang Liu, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, BMR2 233, 901 19th St. So., Birmingham, Alabama 35294, Tel: 205-975-8932, Fax: 205-934-7437, E-mail: gangliu@uabmc.edu

Mentor: Dr. Lizhong Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Comprehensive Cancer Center, The University of Alabama at Birmingham lwang12@uab.edu

Co-Advisors Dr. Kejin Hu, PhD, Assistant Professor, UAB Stem Cell Institute, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics; and Jianyi (Jay) Zhang, MD, PhD, FAHA, Professor & Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine and School of Engineering, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Contact: kejinhu@uab.edu.  

Mentor: Dr. Frank Wolschendorf, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine/Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham, BBRB512, 845 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294.  Telephone: (205) 975-2760; Email: fwolsche@uab.edu

Mentor: Mohammad Hassan, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, E-mail: hassank@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr. Beatriz Y. Hanaoka, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, Bone and Autoimmunity Center;  Telephone: (205) 996-0843 Fax: (205) 934-6734; Email: bhanaoka@uabmc.edu.  

Mentor: Dr. Dan Mirman, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham Email: dmirman@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr. Prasanna Krishnamurthy, MVSc, PhD, FAHA,  Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, prasanak@uab.edu

Mentor:  Trygve Tollefsbol, Ph.D, D.O., Professor, Department of Biology; Senior Scientist, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA (trygve@uab.edu)

Mentor: Deeann Wallis, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, dwallis@uab.edu

Mentor: Jeevan Prasain, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, MCLM SHEL 1202, 1918 University Blvd, Birmingham AL 35294-0005 jprasain@uab.edu.

Mentor: Hubert M. Tse, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Comprehensive Diabetes Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, SHEL 1202, 1825 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294 htse@uab.edu

Mentor: Yogesh Vohra, PhD, Professor, Department of Physics, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences Director, UAB Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, ykvohra@uab.edu

Mentor: Ichiro Nakano, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, co-Director of Brain SPORE, Director for Office of Laboratory Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, ichiro@uab.edu

Mentor: Beatriz León-Ruiz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, bleon@uab.edu

Mentor: Jeremy Day, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, E-mail: jjday@uab.edu 

Mentor: Shih Hsin (Eddy) Yang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department Radiation Oncology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham,  Telephone: (205)934-2762; Email: eyang@uab.edu

Mentor: James J. Cimino, MD, Director, School of Medicine- Informatics Institute, The University of Alabama at Birmingham Email: ciminoj@uab.edu 

Mentor: Nicole C. Riddle, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, riddlenc@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr. Rob Welner, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham,  E-mail: rwelner@uab.edu

Mentor: Matthew Stoll, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatric Rheumatology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1601 4th Avenue South CPP M220. Birmingham, AL  35233, E-mail: mstoll@peds.uab.edu

Mentor: Dr. J. Crawford Downs, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, VH390A, 1670 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35294-0019.  Telephone: (205) 996-8676; Email:cdowns@uabmc.edu.  

Mentor: Gang Liu, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, BMR2 233, 901 19th St. So., Birmingham, Alabama 35294, Tel: 205-975-8932, Fax: 205-934-7437, E-mail: gliu@uab.edu.

Mentor:Talene Yacoubian, MD PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics, Department of Neurology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Email:tyacoub@uab.edu

Mentor: Sushant Bhatnagar , PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine- Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism ,The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Email: sushantb@uab.edu 

Mentor: Bulent Turan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology. Director, Social Science Laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  Email: bturanb@uab.edu  

Mentor: Dr. Xiaosi Han,MD, PhD,  Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, WTI Room 410G, 1824 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294. Telephone: (205)975-2329; Email: xhan@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr. Yuliang Zheng, Chair, Department of Computer & Information Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, E-mail: yzheng@uab.edu

Mentor:  Dr. Victor J. Thannickal, Professor, Department of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Blvd. THT-422, Birmingham, AL  35294-0006.  Telephone:  (205) 975-6376  Fax:  (205) 934-1721; Email:  vjthan@uab.edu

Mentor:  Dr. Veena B. Antony, Professor of Medicine,  Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Blvd. THT-413, Birmingham, AL  35294-0006  Telephone:  (205) 975-3258,  Fax:  (205) 934-1721; Email:  veena.antony@ccc.uab.edu

MentorDr. Allan J. Zajac Associate Professor  Mailing address: BBRB 446 1530 3RD AVENUE S BIRMINGHAM AL 35294-2170 Telephone: (205) 975-5644 Fax: (205) 975-5645 E-mail: azajac@uab.edu

Mentor: Mengxi Jiang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, BBRB 836, 845 19th St. S, Birmingham, AL, (205)975-7960. mjiang@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr. Ilias Perakis, Chair, Department of Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, E-mail:abain@uab.edu.

Mentors: Sadis Matalon Ph.D., Tamas Jilling M.D. and Namasivayam Ambalavanan M.D. 

Mentor: Paul Gamlin, PhD, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1103 Shelby Building, University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35294-2182, (205) 934 0322. pgamlin@uab.edu

Mentor: Michele Kong, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric - Critical Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1600 7th Ave S, PPL 102, Birmingham, AL 35233, 205-638-9387, Fax: 205-975-6505 mkong@peds.uab.edu

Mentor: Kasturi Mitra, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Kaul 740B, 705 South 20th Street, Birmingham, AL 35294-0024, (205) 996-4178, kasturi@uab.edu

Mentor:  Dr. Sunil Sudarshan, MD, Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Urology. FOT 1105, 510 20th Street South, Birmingham AL 35294-6810 Email: sudarshan@uab.edu

Mentor:  Glenn C. Rowe, Ph.D, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1918 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294-0005.  Email:  gcrowe@uab.edu

Mentor:  Dr. Aftab Ahmad, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology- Pulmonary Vascular Biology, Univeristy of Alabama at Birmingham, 901 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294.  Email: aftaba@uab.edu

Mentor:  Dr. Yogesh Dwivedi, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, SC711 Sparks Center, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0017. Email: ydwivedi@uab.edu

Mentor:  Dr. Yogesh Dwivedi, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, SC711 Sparks Center, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0017. Email: ydwivedi@uab.edu

Mentor:  Dr. Steven M. Rowe, Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 706 MCLM, 1918 Univeristy Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35294. Telephone: (205) 934-9640; Email: smrowe@uab.edu

Mentor: Dr. Gang Liu, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, BMR2 233, 901 19th St. South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294. Telephone: (205) 975-8932; Fax: (205) 934-7437; Email: gliu@uab.edu

Mentor:  Dr. Kevin Harrod, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 901 19th Street South BMR2, Birmingham, AL 35294-2186. Telephone: (205) 934-1929; Email: kharrod@uab.edu