Five faculty were honored for exceptional achievement and contributions by The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees during its meeting June 4.

Louise Chow, Ph.D., was named Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in the School of Medicine. Chow joined UAB in 1993 as professor and is known for major contributions to the areas of genetics and biochemistry, specifically her research on bacteriophages, human DNA tumor viruses and human papilloma viruses. Her 1977 work identifying and explaining the concept of RNA splicing remains one of the key discoveries in the history of molecular biology and led to a Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1993.

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