Lab Members


Josh Stern PhD

  • Position: Principal Investigator
  • Research Interests: telomerase regulation
  • Email: jstern@uab.edu

Rachel Carnes

  • Position: Graduate Student
  • Research Interests: Drivers and vulnerabilities of cancers with TERT promoter mutations.
  • Email: rcarnes@uab.edu

Amol Tandon

  • Position: Postdoctoral researcher
  • Research Interests: During my PhD I investigated the role of a novel aerobic glycolysis regulating hexokinase in immune cell activation and hematological malignancies. I am currently exploring transcriptional factors overexpressed in TERT promoter (TERTp) mutant cancers and how they contribute to the proliferative immortality of these subset of cancers.
  • Email: atandon@uab.edu

Aran Merati

  • Position: PhD Candidate
  • Research Interests: Discovery and therapeutical targeting of oncogenic molecular pathways in glioblastoma
  • Email: amerati@uab.edu

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