Shannon Bailey, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma (B.S. in Zoology, 1989) and University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology, 1996). She did her postdoctoral training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in the Department of Biochemistry until she moved to UAB in 2001. Her research focus is in the area of liver metabolism and pathobiology with expertise in alcohol and obesity, cellular and mitochondrial bioenergetics, lipid and glycogen metabolism, redox signaling, and circadian biology. She likes to spend free time with family (human and feline) and she enjoys reading, listening to music, cooking, watching old movies, and going to baseball games.

Telisha Millender-Swain (Researcher V) obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Talladega College in 1997. She has been a research scientist at UAB for twenty years and a member of the Bailey Lab since 2008. She is the Lab Manager for the group, overseeing and organizing all collaborative research studies. She is an expert in measuring molecular and biochemical parameters of liver metabolism, function, and disease. In her spare time, she indulges in several culture, home and lifestyle blogs and enjoys fashion, redecoration and renovation.

Jennifer Valcin, Ph.D. is a recent graduate of the Bailey Lab and was a member of the UAB GBS Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics theme. The title of her doctoral dissertation is, “Circadian Clock and Lipid Metabolism Disruption in Fatty Liver Disease”. Jennifer has co-authored five scientific papers to date and presented her work at several scientific meetings, including Experimental Biology, Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, and Gordon Research Conferences. Jennifer’s first-author paper titled, “Alcohol and liver clock disruption increase small droplet macrosteatosis, alter lipid metabolism and clock gene mRNA rhythms, and remodel the triglyceride lipidome in mouse liver,” was published in Frontiers in Physiology 2020.

Jennifer Valcin and Telisha Swain at the 2019 UAB Department of Pathology Research Retreat at Regions Field.