The winner of the 2015 Annual Graduate Program Research Photo Contest is Snehal Chaudhari with this photograph of a human U2OS cell in a human bone osteosarcoma cell line.

Congratulations to Dr. Boris Streipen, who has recently been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.  The Academy is an honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology.

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.