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: 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.