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Kim A. Caldwell


Kim A. Caldwell is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.  Dr. Caldwell, a native of the Buffalo area, received her undergraduate degree in Recombinant Gene Technology from The State University of New York at Fredonia and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biotechnology and Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, respectively, from The University of Tennessee. While at Tennessee, Dr. Caldwell was a 4-time recipient of the Oak Ridge National Lab-UT Science Alliance Teaching/Research Award and the Chancellor’s Award for Extraordinary Professional Promise. Following receipt of her doctorate, she held post-doctoral research appointments at The Rockefeller University and Columbia University in New York, where she was named the recipient of a Revson Fellowship and a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Her research has been published in many outstanding peer reviewed journals including Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Human Molecular Genetics, and Development. Dr. Caldwell serves as an administrative liaison for a 1.8 million dollar grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to the Department of Biological Sciences at Alabama and is Director of the HHMI Rural Science Scholars program at Alabama. She has designed and taught courses in General Biology, a seminar on the societal impact of the Human Genome Project, and course is a entitled “The Language of Research” which she teaches jointly for Howard Hughes Research Interns at both Stillman College and The University of Alabama. She resides in Tuscaloosa with her husband and research colleague, Dr. Guy Caldwell.

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