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. 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-PhD 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– PhD Student in the GBS Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine Program.

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.






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

Megan joined the lab in May 2015, and is co-mentored with Dr. Mark Bolding. She studying novel drug delivery systems, and she uses techniques such as focal ultrasound, MRI, and nanoparticles.









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

Becky joined the lab in May 2016 and is currently studying histone modifications associated with the process of epileptogenesis. She uses tools such as IHC, EEG, and ChIP.








Silvienne “Silvie” Sint Jago, BS – PhD Student in the GBS Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine Program

Silvie joined the lab in March 2018.










Ashleigh Irwin, BS – MD/PhD Student in the GBS MSTP/Neuroscience program.

Ashleigh joined the lab in August 2018.









Post-Baccalaureate Students

Audrey Weber, BS

Donald Long, BS




Undergraduate Students

Kruithka Gurukkal – UAB Undergraduate Neuroscience Student

Andrew Cash – UAB Undergraduate Student

Dan Johnston – UAB Undergraduate Student

Simmi Kaur – UAB Undergraduate Student

Callie Walls – UAB Undergraduate Student

Katelyn McInerney High School Student