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Program Director
Timothy Turner, Ph.D.
Phone: (334) 727-8787
Fax: (334) 727-8124


Deputy Program Director
Gopal Reddy, DVM, Ph.D.
Phone: (334) 724-4438
Fax: (334) 724-4277

RCMI Goals

  • Support and Expand Biomedical Research Functions of the University
  • Attract and retain minority scientists with a passion to help underserved communities
  • Expand biomedical research infrastructure to ensure development of program goals
  • Mentor, guide, evaluate and steer promising junior scientists into independent academic paths
  • Support training for biomedical sciences graduate programs, in particular the Integrative Biosciences PhD program
  • Promote mechanisms to institutionalize the Center for Biological Research (CBR) RCMI program
  • Engage the community where the center is located, to disseminate information with potential for reducing health disparities in the black belt counties of Alabama

Areas of Investigation

  • Health Disparity
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Epidemiology
  • Cancer
  • Signaling
  • Autoimmunity
  • Toxicology

Center Resources, Special Instruments, and/or Services

  • Digital (Wide-field and Confocal) Microscopy
  • InVivo Imaging
  • Flow Cytometry 
  • Cell Culture
  • Molecular Biology
  • Animal Husbandry and Pathology services are also available through The University