Big cities like New York, San Francisco, and Portland are well-known big-ticket food towns, however, exciting culinary developments are putting Athens on the map.

An article posted on Yahoo!News on March 5, 2013 by Vonda J. Sines describes research on impulsive eating being performed by Dr. Ping Shen. 

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.

Few drugs have been developed to treat African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, and those in use are highly toxic, sometimes causing painful side effects and or death.

Boris Striepen in his lab

Long ago, when life on Earth was in its infancy, a group of small single-celled algae propelled themselves through the vast prehistoric ocean by beating whip like tails called flagella.

Rick Tarleton in his lab

Researchers at the University of Georgia will soon begin a study designed to identify new ways of determining treatment efficacy in Chagas disease, a potentially fatal tropical disease that infects approximately 8 million people worldwide.

In 1906, when Alois Alzheimer discovered the neurodegenerative disease that would later be named for him, he saw amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles inside the brain.

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. has ranked Athens number 8 on its list of top college towns. The site recognizes the engaging outdoors activities, architecture and music scene as reasons the city was chosen.

Boyd Scholarship goes to graduate student who displays high moral/academic standards and who gives back to community after a University-wide competition.