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Jason L. Floyd

Jason L. Floyd Pre-Doctoral Training Fellow
UAB Pre-Doctoral Training in Obesity-Related Research
Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Volker Hall, Room 490
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
Office: 205-996-8685
Full CV

Jason received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Alabama. In 2018, he was accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences degree program at UAB and joined the lab of Dr. Maria B. Grant in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Jason’s current research explores the role of the gut microbiome in modulation of diabetic hematopoiesis. Specifically, he is interested in how Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) affects the production of immune cells in various mouse models.


  1. Duan, Y; Prasad, R; Fend, D; Beli, E; Li Calzi, S; Longhini, ALF; Lamendella, R; Floyd, JL; Sreejit, GK; Athmanathan, B; Wright, J; Jensen, AR; Oudit, GY; Markel, TA; Nagareddy, PR; Obukhov, AG; Grant, MB. Bone marrow-derived circulating angiogenic cells restore anatomical and functional intergrity of the gut-vascular barrier in ACE2 deficient diabetic mice. Circulation Research. Manuscript number: CIRCRES/2019/315081.

Years: 08/01/2019 – present
Primary Mentor: Maria B. Grant, M.D.; Co-Mentors: Bradley K. Yoder, Ph.D., Monica L. Baskin, Ph.D., Karen L. Gamble, Ph.D.

Acknowledgement and Disclaimer
The trainee's projects are supported by Grant Number T32HL105349 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health.