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, and fellowship in endocrinology, as well as a postdoc in developmental biology in the lab of Seung Kim  where he 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. 

Vivian Eberly

Undergraduate Researcher

Hayden joined the lab in March 2018.  She is a graduate of New College of Florida in Sarasota, FL. She received her B.A. in Psychology and joined UAB after graduating in Spring 2013. Hayden enjoys spending time outdoors, gardening, cooking, baking, playing tennis, disc golf, and spending time with her pug, Chai. 

LAB ALUMNI (position immediately following Banerjee lab):

  • 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.

Hayden Bickerton

Research Associate

Vivian joined the lab in March 2019. She is an undergraduate in the UAB Honors College majoring in Immunology. She enjoys outdoor walks with her puppy Blue, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and writing. 


Updated November 2019

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