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Inspired by a family diagnosis and a viral video, Adeel Memon, M.D., Ph.D., is exploring the possibilities of brain-computer interfaces to treat Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions.

Four individuals and one student organization were honored with the 2022 President’s Diversity Champion Award during a ceremony at the Alumni House March 3.

Cells that act as the brain’s “housekeepers and guardians” could be targeted to treat depression, addiction disorders and eating disorders, according to research detailed by UAB neurobiologist Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues.

Discoveries about neurotransmission in neuroglia were “heresy” at the time, but the work of UAB neurobiologist Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D., has inspired new approaches to treating brain disease — and an honorary issue of the journal Neurochemical Research.

The UA System Board of Trustees awarded the rank of Professor Emeritus to Craig Beard, Etty “Tika” Benveniste, Louis Dell’Italia, Robert F. Pass, John Hablitz and Clark Douglas Witherspoon and the rank of Endowed Professor to Jeff Holmes during its June 3-4 meeting.

retro art streamIn May 1971, Bracie Watson, a senior majoring in biology, became the first Black student elected president of the UAB Undergraduate Student Government Association. And UAB USGA presidents continue to be changemakers — hear 2020-21 President Tyler Huang tell his story in a UAB United video and UAB News.

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.

As UAB hosts screenings of a highly praised documentary on women scientists, meet several pioneers on campus.

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

Three of the first scientists to return to campus in Phase I — plus the leader of a group that never left — share their emotions, lessons learned and 7 tips for organizing your unit’s re-entry.

New textbook by neurobiology professor, the first of its kind, details emerging role in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism spectrum disorder and more.

UAB neurobiologist Farah Lubin, Ph.D., went against type to go to college, change the paradigm on how memories are made and make science more welcoming for under-represented students.

Neurobiologist Summer Thyme, Ph.D., has built her own devices and software to leverage zebrafish models that shed light on genes associated with human schizophrenia.

A new discipline sits at the intersection of neuroscience and engineering, where lessons learned from circuits, networks and chips are combined with the latest findings on brain circuitry.

50thShieldONLY COLORFrom traveling to Antarctica to publishing children’s books, from taking biology educational tools to India to planting pollinator gardens on campus, women have been integral to shaping UAB’s reputation its 50-year history. As part of its annual coverage of Women’s History Month, the UAB Reporter has gathered examples of its more recent coverage of women at UAB.

The proposals, which support new approaches to instruction and learning in a team environment, reflect the "incredible diversity of creative scholarship" at UAB.

UAB's David Sweatt will be the first molecular neurobiologist in the U.S. to investigate Pitt- Hopkins syndrome, a disorder characterized by intellectual disability and developmental delays, which can range from moderate to severe.