Welcome to the lab!

Dr. Farah Lubin – Email: flubin@uab.edu, neurotree
Dr. Lubin received her undergraduate degree Summa Cum Laude 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. Her research gives insight not only into the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying long-term memory in the healthy brain, 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 transcription factors like NFkappaB to chromatin, and determining how they participate in the regulation of gene expression as they relate to learning and memory.

Graduate Students

Silvienne “Silvie” Sint Jago, BS joined the lab in March 2018.

Project description: Epigenetic Effects of Exercise in Epilepsy: This project focuses on understanding the contribution of the epigenetic machinery to the beneficial changes seen with exercise in epilepsy.

Ashleigh Irwin, BS, MS joined the lab in August 2018.

Rudhab Bahabry, MD, MS joined the lab in March 2020. She is currently investigating the implications of active DNA demethylation on seizures and the impact of manipulating Tet1 on chronic epilepsy.

Verdion Martina, BS joined the lab in December 2021.

Joelle Saad, MSc joined the lab in March 2022 and is currently working on deciphering the role of O-GlcNAc in Alzheimer’s disease and aging.

Lab Researcher

Julia Homola, MS joined the lab in September 2021.

Undergraduate Students

Jonathan Harmon UAB Undergraduate Student, Joined fall 2021

Fernando Mejia – UAB Undergraduate Student, Joined fall 2021

Leah Dinah Sheppard – UAB Undergraduate Student, Joined summer 2022

Hannah Potton Syed – UAB Undergraduate Student, Joined summer 2022

Humza A Khan UAB Undergraduate Student, Joined summer 2022

Summer Students

Kennedy Harris, BS UAB Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Biomedical Science Student, Joined summer 2022

Forest Nandjou Blazer BRAIN Scholar, Alabama A&M, Joined summer 2022