Dr. Vasant Muralidharan is the winner of the 2015 Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award. Sponsored by the March of Dimes Foundation, the Basil O’Conner Award supports research in fetal and pediatric diseases.
Two PhD students in the Department of Cellular Biology were awarded fellowships from the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, providing research funding for each of them for a year.
Deformed cilia can lead to a host of diseases and conditions in the human body because of a problem related to their assembly, which requires the translocation of vast quantities of the vital cell protein tubulin.
Congratulations to Heather Bishop, in Dr. Vasant Muralidharan’s laboratory, for being awarded an ARCS Foundation Fellowship. This is a 3 year monetary award that reflects on her early accomplishment as a scientist.
Congratulations to Justin Fellows, of the Striepen Lab, for being awarded a highly competitive two-year fellowship from the American Heart Association.
Congratulations to Jena Chojnowski, of the Lauderdale lab, who recently received a research grant from The Knights Templar Eye Foundation.
UGA has a long history of conducting groundbreaking health and medical research. From behavioral health to advanced stem cell therapy, UGA researchers are on the front lines of the fight against obesity, diabetes, and infectious diseases.
Congratulations to Katy Morris Dye, a graduate student in the Farmer Lab, who is a 2014 Ruska Award winner.