Guy A. Caldwell, PhD, is an Associate Professor at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where from 1999-2004 he held a professorship supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He also holds an appointment at the University of Alabama at Birmingham medical school as an Adjunct Assistant Research Professor of Neurology. Dr. Caldwell received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Washington & Lee University and his PhD in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology from The University of Tennessee. Following receipt of his doctorate, he moved to Columbia University where he was twice named the recipient of fellowships from the NINDS. In 2001, Dr. Caldwell was named a Basil O'Connor Scholar of The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation and has been a recipient of grants from the NIH, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, The March of Dimes, Parkinson's Disease Foundation, National Parkinson Foundation, The Parkinson’s Institute, and the Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation. In 2003, The Caldwell lab was selected as 1 of 11 groups worldwide to represent the research goals of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in their Protein Degradation Grant Initiative. Dr. Caldwell was also chosen as the recipient of a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2003. For his combined teaching and research efforts, Dr. Caldwell was named the 2005 Carnegie Foundation and Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) U.S. Professor of the Year for the State of Alabama.