Welcome to the lab!


Dr. Farah Lubin – Email: flubin@uab.edu, neurotree
Dr. Lubin received her undergraduate degree from Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama and her Ph.D. in Cell/Molecular Biology and Immunology from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. She has also worked as a research assistant at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.  Dr. Lubin has completed two postdoctoral fellowships in Molecular Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and most recently in the Department of Neurobiology at UAB. Dr. Lubin is a recipient of a Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIMH) and FASEB Award.

She has coauthored numerous publications in various scientific journals. Her most recent publications in J. Neuroscience and Neuron gives insight not only into the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying long-term memory, but also insights into the fundamental mechanisms that might be deranged in cognitive disorders. Dr. Lubin’s research is primarily directed towards characterizing the role of epigenetic mechanisms and signaling cascades that mediate the interaction of the NF-kB transcription factors to chromatin, and determining how they participate in the regulation of gene expression as they relate to learning and memory.



Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Timothy Jarome

Tim Jarome 2014.JPG

Dr. Jarome graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee in 2013 with a PhD degree in Neuroscience. As a postdoctoral fellow, he began to collaborate with Dr. Lubin concerning the characterization of histone methylation and DNA methylation mechanisms in memory formation. He uses tools such as methyl cytosine specific DNA immunoprecipitations (MeDIP) to identify DNA methylation changes at genes during memory consolidation and reconsolidation.








Dr. Victoria “Vicky” Huang

VickyHuang_SH 2015

Dr. Huang graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015 with a PhD degree in Ontogenetics, Evolution and Behavior. As a postdoctoral fellow/MERIT scholar, she  collaborates with Dr. Lubin concerning the characterization of epigenetic mechanisms in the telencephalon (limbic system) of the zebrafish reponsible for learning and memory, motivation and emotion.










Graduate Students

Anderson Butler, BS-Graduate Student in the GBS Cell, Molecular, & Developmental Biology Program.

Anderson 2013

Anderson joined the lab in May 2013 and is currently working on Epigenetic regulation of genes in long-term memory formation. He uses tools such as CRISPR/Cas9 to drive epigenome changes at gene promoters.










Richard G. Sanchez, BS-Graduate Student in the GBS Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine Program.

Sanchez 2014

Sanchez is currently working on metabolic control of epigenetic mechanisms in human epilepsy and rodent experimental models of epilepsy and epilepsy-associated memory dysfunction. He uses EEG recordings to monitor epileptiform activity affected by dietary supplementation.










William W. Webb, BS-MD/PhD student in the GBS Cell, Molecular, & Developmental Biology Program.

Will Webb

Will joined the lab in August 2014 and is currently working on aberrant NF-kappaB methylation and histone methylation changes in Alzheimer’s disease and age-related memory decline. He uses tools such as photo-induced dimerization (optogenetics) to control epigenetic initiation at gene promoters.








Megan Rich, BS – PhD student in the GBS Neuroscience Program


Rebecca “Becky” Hauser, BS – PhD student in the GBS Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics Program


Mariana Cortes, BS – PhD student in the GBS Neuroscience Program




Post-Baccalaureate Students

Taylor Davis, BS



Undergraduate Student

Katrina Hatch – UAB Undergraduate Neuroscience Student

Kruithka Gurukkal – UAB Undergraduate Neuroscience Student

David Gahan –  UAB Undergraduate Neuroscience Student

Andrew Cash – UAB Undergraduate Student

Dan Johnston – UAB Undergraduate Student

Simmi – UAB Undergraduate Student

Raneisha Lee – UAB Undergraduate Student