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Professor Jianguo Gu, Ph.D., was the first to publish direct evidence that the Piezo2 channel is the sensor for light touch in 2014. His lab continues to pioneer research that could ease the burden of chemotherapy, excruciating facial pain and other conditions.

Two UAB researchers — a SARS-CoV-2 expert and a vaccine researcher — discuss the prospects for future mutations.

Patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices are at risk for complications when undergoing heart surgery. UAB’s multi-disciplinary team is creating a platform to train anesthesiologists to help.

This year, the university recognizes 50 years of service by Jeanne Hutchison, Ph.D., and Ferdinand Urthaler, M.D., and 45 years of service by Robert Kim M.D., and Joseph Lovetto. In addition, 294 employees with 20 or more years and 904 with five, 10 and 15 years will honored for their longevity.

Responding to a challenge like none other, investigators made crucial discoveries, developed new treatments and went above and beyond to serve the campus community and beyond.

Each year, UAB’s official photographers capture tens of thousands of images as they document the incredible variety of events and personalities that make up our community. Here are some of our favorite photos of some of the most dramatic months in UAB history.

With funding from UAB’s urgent COVID-19 research grants, researchers are testing penehyclidine to halt the acute respiratory distress syndrome seen in seriously ill patients by defending crucial cell barriers.

Interdisciplinary center is focused on cutting-edge research that can be developed into better treatments — and helping junior faculty develop their own research programs.

Virologist Kevin Harrod, Ph.D., is the institution’s resident expert on SARS viruses. His lab is handling biological validation for innovative drug-repurposing studies supported by the School of Medicine’s Urgent COVID-19 research fund.

Are there differences in the way that minority groups and people with low socioeconomic status experience chronic low back pain? Learn more about an ongoing study in this new series that looks behind the scenes of UAB’s latest grants and contracts.

Pittet joined the faculty in 2010 in the Division of Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine.