Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine Theme
|Theme Director:||Yabing Chen, PhD|
|Theme Associate Director:||Robert van Waardenburg, PhD|
The Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine (PBMM) Graduate Program at UAB is the successor of the popular and highly successful Integrative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program established in 1999. PBMM represents an expansion of the Integrative Biomedical Sciences Program and is designed to give students the very best multidisciplinary training within the emerging and exciting field of molecular medicine. The main objective of the program is to expose students to a diverse faculty with research interests that range from molecules - to whole organisms - to disease processes - to new therapies. Our premise is that students, when trained in basic principles of molecular and cellular biology, in addition to organ-based physiology, pharmacology and pathology, will be prepared to study biological processes at any level of organization. The important biomedical issues of today are sufficiently complex that the successful investigator must be able to tackle these issues using integrated, multifaceted approaches.
Prospective students should visit the GBS Admissions page for information on admissions requirements, application deadlines, and how to apply.
|Lab Rotation I|
|Lab Rotation 2|
|Lab Rotation 3|
|Basic Biochemistry and Metabolism|
|Basic Genetics and Molecular Biology|
|Basic Biological Organization|
|Nerves, Muscles and Bones|
|Heart, Lung, and Kidney|
|GI, Endocrine, and Immune System|
|Pharmacology and Molecular Medicine|
|Theme Required Courses||8|
|GBS Student Theme Meeting Course 1|
|GBS Required Courses||6|
|Intro to Biostats|
|Principles of Scientific Integrity|
|Three Advanced Courses 3||9|
|Journal Clubs 4||8|
|Research Hours 5||24|
Required each fall and spring semester, 2nd year until graduation.
Courses selected from the following: GBS 700, GBS 702, GBS 705, GBS 715, GBS 718, GBS 726, GBS 727, GBS 729, GBS 732, GBS 739, GBS 745, GBS 749, GBS 754, GBS 755, GBS 757, GBS 765, GBS 767, GBS 775, GBS 778, GBS 779, GBSC 705, GBSC 706, GBSC 707, GBSC 708, GBSC 709, GBSC 710, GBSC 712, GBSC 715, GBSC 717, GBSC 721, GBSC 724, GBSC 725, GBSC 728, GBSC 730, GBSC 732, GBSC 734, GBSC 735, GBSC 740, GBSC 741, or approved course.
Required each fall and spring semester, 2nd year until graduation. Courses selected from the following: GBS 728, GBS 736, GBS 746J, GBS 747J,GBS 756, GBS 766, GBS 776, GBS 786J, GBS 791, GBS 793, GBSC 700, GBSC 720.
All students accepted into GBS programs receive a competitive annual stipend and fully paid tuition and fees. Single coverage health insurance is also provided at no cost to the student through VIVA Health UAB. The annual stipend for the current academic year is $29,000. The total annual award value, including stipend, tuition, fees and health insurance is >$37,500. Stipends are reviewed and updated regularly.
The faculty listing for the Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine theme is located here.