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Farah D. Lubin
|Alma mater||Alabama State University
Baylor College of Medicine
|Known for||Role of epigenetic modifications in memory|
|Awards||2020 Dean's Excellence Award Winner in Diversity, 2020 President's Champion Award for Diversity, 2017 Dean’s Excellence in Mentorship Award, 2008 FASEB Professional Development and Enrichment Award|
|Institutions||University of Alabama Birmingham|
Farah D. Lubin is an American neuroscientist and Associate Professor of Neurobiology and an Associate Professor of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham within the School of Medicine. Lubin is the Principal Investigator of the Lubin Lab which explores the epigenetic mechanisms underlying cognition and how these mechanisms are altered in disease states such as epilepsy and neurodegeneration. Lubin discovered the role of NF-κB in fear memory reconsolidation and also uncovered a novel role for epigenetic regulation of BDNF in epilepsy leading to memory loss. Lubin is a champion for diversity at UAB as the Co-Director of the Roadmap Scholar Program and as a faculty mentor for several institutional and national programs to increase retention of underrepresented minorities in STEM.
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