Louis B. Justement

University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Louis B. Justement, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a position he has held since 2001. Dr. Justement also serves as the Associate Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program (2006-Present). Dr. Justement is actively involved in studies pertaining to Immunology with a specific interest in humoral immunity. Dr. Justement received his B.A. degree in Microbiology from Miami University (1980). He subsequently received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio State University (1982 and 1985, respectively) in the field of Microbiology with a special emphasis in Immunology. As a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. John Cambier at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado (1985-1990) he developed an interest in studying cell biology, and in particular the signal transduction processes underlying lymphocyte activation. He continued these studies first as an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas (1990-1996) and subsequently as a member of the Department of Microbiology at UAB where he is currently. Dr. Justement is a member of the American Association of Immunologists, the Society for Leukocyte Biology, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Biochemical Society and the Society for Experimental Biology. He is on the editorial boards for the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Biochemical Journal and the Journal of Cell Death.

Biography Updated on 17 March 2011

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