Welcome to Biochemistry, Structural and Stem Cell Biology at UABThe Biochemistry, Structural and Stem Cell Biology (BSSB) program trains students to design and execute experiments to answer mechanistic questions in a broad range of disciplines. Three research areas are emphasized:
We value the critical role that students play in academic research. Our goal is to providing our students with:
1. Effective mentoring in experimental and academic pursuits
2. World class facilities and equipment for the advancement of their research projects
3. Collegial and cohesive working environment, fostering growth and scientific maturationNo one is born an expert in biochemistry. If you are curious and committed to a career in research, we are committed to providing the best possible training to help you reach your goals.
Currently, the Stem Cell Biology group at UAB is rapidly expanding with the establishment of the UAB Stem Cell Institute and the hiring of six new faculty members in 2011. The UAB Stem Cell Institute offers incoming students access to state of the art facilities, equipment, and instrumentation from flow cytometers to next generation sequencers.Please apply to pursue graduate studies in Stem Cell Biology by applying to UAB Biochemistry and Structural Biology Graduate Program.
Students enrolled in the structural biology program can participate in a range of structural biology based courses in addition to those available via the general GBS curriculum. Major structural biology facilities provide state-of-the-art equipment including high brilliance in-house X-ray generators, dedicated access to two powerful X-ray beamlines at the Argonne National lab’s Synchrotron facility, high-throughput nano-crystallization systems, ultra-high resolution NMR instrumentation, large computer clusters that support macromolecular modeling and in silico drug discovery, electron microscopes for high resolution cryo-electron microscopy and tomography, and each of the major mass spectrometry technologies to support most types of structural biology-related projects.
Sarah Bowhay- Samford University
Laurence Black- University of Georgia
Dominique Benson- Xavier University
Joseph Blake- Kennesaw State University
Tanner Godfrey- Utah State University
James Kizziah- Spring Hill College
Brian Spurlock- University of Mississippi