|Almeida Joins Cancer Center|
February 16, 2011
Jonas S. Almeida, Ph.D., has joined the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center as a senior scientist and professor of pathology. He is the inaugural director of the Department of Pathology’s new Division of Informatics, which began in January 2011 with his arrival.
Prior to coming to UAB, Dr. Almeida was a professor of bioinformatics at the University of Texas-M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and an adjunct professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston from 2006-2010. He was previously an associate professor of bioinformatics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
Dr. Almeida was born in Portugal, raised in Angola and eventually returned to Lisbon, receiving his undergraduate degree at the University of Lisbon. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Biological Engineering in Lisbon at the University Nova in 1995, he came to the United States as a post-doctoral fellow in Microbial Ecology at the University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Lab.