Ronadip R. Banerjee, M.D., Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Ron is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at UAB, and has a  secondary appointment in Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology.  He is also a member of the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center.

Dr. Banerjee is a board-certified endocrinologist, and is a physician-scientist who remains active in clinical service and basic science research.  He received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University (1997).  He received his M.D. (2005) and Ph.D. (2003) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His doctoral thesis was done in the lab of Dr. Mitchell A. Lazar, and examined the adipocyte-secreted hormone resistin and its role in obesity and insulin resistance.  Ron returned to Stanford for residency in internal medicine, clinical fellowship in endocrinology, and a postdoctoral research fellowship working in the lab of Seung Kim  where expanded his diabetes research expertise to include beta-cell biology. 

He enjoys traveling, golf, reading (especially science fiction) and spending time with his wife and two kids. 

KaLia Burnette

Graduate Student

KaLia joined the lab in the spring of 2020.  She is in the Immunology theme of UAB Graduate Biomedical Sciences program. She is a Georgia native, receiving her B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering and M.E. in Tissue Engineering. When she’s not in the lab she can be found in a gym or outdoors hiking, fishing, or camping. KaLia will be appointed to the UAB CMDB Training grant July 1, 2020.

LAB ALUMNI (position immediately following Banerjee lab, if applicable):

  • Hayden Bickerton, Researcher IV 2018-2020.  (Physician Assistant School, UAB).

  • Vivian Eberly, Undergraduate summer researcher, March 2019-September 2019.

  • Eric Stokes, UAB NIH PREP Scholar, July 2018- May 2019.  (graduate student, U. Colorado, Denver)

  • Huixin Wu, GBS rotation student, fall 2018.

  • Austin Browner, Undergraduate work-study student 2017-2018.

  • Dahye Park, Undergraduate researcher 2017-18.

  • Rachael Branscombe, Undergraduate Summer researcher SIBS program 2017.

  • Colleen Mikelson, Researcher II 2016-18.


Updated June 2020

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