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Guy A. Caldwell

gcaldwel@biology.as.ua.edu

Guy A. Caldwell is is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where since 1999, he has held an undergraduate professorial appointment from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In 2001, Dr. Caldwell was named a Basil O'Connor Scholar of The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation for his research into the molecular basis of childhood birth defects of the brain. Dr. Caldwell is a recipient of grants from The March of Dimes, National Institutes of Health, the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, American Parkinsonís Disease Association, Parkinson's Disease Foundation, and the National Parkinson Foundation. In January 2003, The Caldwell lab was selected as one of only 11 worldwide to represent the research goals of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsonís Research in their Protein Degradation Grant Initiative. For his combined teaching and research efforts, Dr. Caldwell was also chosen as the recipient of a 2003 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, the most prestigious honor for young faculty bestowed by that organization.

Dr. Caldwell, a native of the New York City area, received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Washington & Lee University in 1986 and his Ph.D. in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology from The University of Tennessee in 1993. Following receipt of his doctorate, he moved to Columbia University in New York where he was twice named the recipient of fellowships from the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke. He is the author of 2 editions of a widely adopted textbook in biotechnology sold worldwide in 3 languages by Harcourt. He currently teaches courses in Molecular Genomics, Neuronal Signaling Mechanisms, General Biology, and an acclaimed seminar on the societal impact of the Human Genome Project. He resides in Tuscaloosa with his wife and research colleague, Dr. Kim Caldwell.

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