A new study from University of Georgia cell biologists analyzes the transport system that builds cell organelles called cilia. Defective cilia are directly connected to a host of diseases and conditions, including inherited bone malformations, blindness, male infertility, kidney disease and obesity. Knowledge of how cilia are built and the ability to manipulate their structure can inform future medical treatments.
Professor Roberto Docampo has been awarded Argentina’s RAICES [ROOTS] Prize, an award established to recognize Argentinian born scientists working abroad who have promoted ties that strengthen science and technology initiatives in Argentina. Docampo was recognized for his dedication to training Argentine fellows and for welcoming Argentine collaborators to his lab over the years.
Ciro Cordeiro, a graduate student in the Docampo Lab in the University of Georgia Cellular Biology Department has been awarded a short-term fellowship from the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) to visit the University College London, United Kingdom. He will be working with the Medical Research Council Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, where he will investigate the presence of enzymes for inositol pyrophosphate synthesis in trypanosomes.