Mentor: Dr. Glenn C. Rowe, Division of Cardiovascular Disease

Mentor: Dr. Lufang Zhou, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease

Mentor: Dr. Jessy Deshane, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Allergy and Critical Care

Mentor: Dr. Jarred Younger, Department of Psychology, Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Laboratory

Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Sztul, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology

Mentor: Dr. Karen Gamble, Department of Psychiatry & Neurobiology, Circadian Rhythms & Alzheimer's Disease

Mentor: Dr. Jianhua Zhang, Department of Pathology

Mentor: Dr. Saurabh Aggarwal, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Mentor: Dr. Matthew Alexander, Department of Pediatrics

Mentor: Dr. Kent Willis, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology

Mentor: Dr. Haosheng Sun, Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology

Mentor: Dr. Haydeh Payami , Department of Neurology

Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey W. Holmes, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Mentor: Dr. Juan Calix, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Mentor: Dr. Ksenia Matlawska-Wasowska , Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Burns , Department of Chemistry

Mentor: Dr. Ping Zhang, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Mentor: Dr. Andrew Hardaway, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology

Mentor: Dr. Erin Ahn, Department of Pathology

Mentor: Dr. Purushotham V. Bangalore, Professor, Department of Computer Science

Mentor: Dr. Louise T. Chow, Dr. Thomas R. Broker and Dr. Nilam Sanjib Banerjee, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Mentor: Dr. Minae Niwa, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology

Mentor: Dr. Shinichi Kano, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology

Mentor:

Anindya Dutta MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics

Mentor:

Dr. Bisakha Sen, School of Public Health, Health Care Organization & Policy

Mentor: Erwin G. Van Meir, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Mentor: Saurabh Aggarwal, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Mentor: Dr. Markus Bredel, Department of Radiation Oncology and O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center

Mentor:

Dr. Gang Liu, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

Mentor:

Dr. Jerzy P. Szaflarski, Dr. Lawrence W. Ver Hoef, Division of Epilepsy

Mentor: Dr. Tom Harris, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine

Mentor:

Dr. Suzanne E. Judd, School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics

Principal Investigator: Erwin G. Van Meir, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery; Associate Director, NCI-designated O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center; University of Alabama at Birmingham 

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: Vikas Dudeja, M.D., Associate Professor, Department Surgery, UAB School of Medicine 

Mentor: Yang Zhou, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine & School of Engineering yangzhou@uab.edu 

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

Chad S. Hunter, PhD 
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Comprehensive Diabetes Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, SHEL 1211, 1825 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294 huntercs@uab.edu  

Mentor: Dr.  Lisa Schwiebert, PhD, Professor & Senior Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs  lschwieb@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: Lizhong Wang, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, UAB; Email: lwang12@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: Michelle Gray, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics, Department of Neurology, Email: mccgray@uabmc.edu

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