Justin Fellows Wins AHA Predoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Justin Fellows, of the Striepen Lab, for being awarded a highly competitive two-year fellowship from the American Heart Association. Justin studies the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which chronically infects about 20% of the U.S. population. He studies the mechanism by which essential proteins are imported into the apicoplast, which is a promising drug target.

Student to Partner with University College London, United Kingdom

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.

Dr. Katherine Verbist Wins 2013 Excellence in Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. Katherine ("Kat") Verbist for winning the 2013 Excellence in Research by Graduate Students Award from the Graduate School. This award is worth $1,000, and she will be honored with other recipients at a banquet in April. For her thesis, Dr. Verbist studied how the immune system mounts a long-term response to an acute respiratory infection in the laboratory of Dr. Kim Klonowski.

Sharon Keller is selected for a 2012-13 ARCS Foundation Global Impact Award at the University of Georgia

This special scholarship of $ 10,000 is awarded for one year to a UGA doctoral student whose research does or will have an international effect. Sharon is studying signaling pathways in Trypanosoma brucei, the etiologic agent of African sleeping sickness in Dr. Moreno’s laboratory.


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