Daniel Tyrrell, PhD – Assistant Professor

I began my academic career at Washtenaw Community College in 2006 and completed my undergraduate education at the University of Michigan 2010. After an internship in Finland and a stint as a medical writer, I enrolled in a PhD program at Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2012 and graduated in 2016. I did post-doctoral research at the University of Michigan using mouse models of disease, primarily examining how aging impacts atherosclerosis.

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology, Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology at UAB Heersink School of Medicine. My research interest is understanding how biological changes that occur with aging contribute to cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. We focus mainly on vascular and immune mechanisms and use molecular biology approaches including flow cytometry, immunoblot, microscopy, single-cell RNAseq, and spatialomics.

In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, play with my kids (and expose them to late ’90s and early ’00s music), and go running.

danieltyrrell@uabmc.edu | (205) 975-0088 | @dantyrr | Scholars Page

Chase Bolding – Researcher II

Chase graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a BS in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry in 2022. He started as a Researcher in Dr. Tyrrell’s lab in the Fall of 2022. In Dr. Tyrrell’s lab, Chase is focused on microscopy techniques and learning microsurgery. His goal is to go to medical school.

Trey Vardaman – Researcher II

Trey Vardaman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from the University of Alabama in May 2022. He started as a researcher in Dr. Dan Tyrrell’s lab at UAB in August 2022. In the lab, Trey is primarily focusing on flow cytometry and eventually aspires to go to medical school.

Harry Tidwell – Undergraduate Volunteer

Harry is a current sophomore at UAB pursuing a BS in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry. He started as an undergraduate research volunteer in the Spring of 2023 and is focused on learning microscopy techniques and microsurgery. Harry aims to pursue higher education in medicine or research after graduating from UAB.

Koen Dyer – Undergraduate Volunteer

Koen graduated from Station Camp High School in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and moved to UAB to persue his dream of becoming a doctor. Koen is a sophomore majoring in kinesiology, and on a pre-med track. When not studying, he spends his free time volunteering at UAB Highlands, playing basketball at the rec, and playing rugby at UAB. Koen is interested in learning flow cytometry and microsurgery in the lab.