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.

The Franklin Chronicles' July Faculty In The News page includes an Online Athens article about a Miami family's fundraising for Associate Professor Jim Lauderdale's aniridia research.

An article posted by Alan Flurry on June 26, 2012 in The Franklin Chronicles describes Dr. Kimberly Klonowski's utilization of a well-known cell-signaling protein in fighting influenza.

Graduate student Noelia Lander was awarded a one-year continuation of her predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association.

An article posted in The Franklin Chronicles By Alan Flurry on May 22, 2012 describes the fight against Toxoplasmosis being undertaken in the laboratory of Dr. Silvia Moreno.

Dr. Silvia Moreno in her lab

Dr. Silvia Moreno has identified a potential target for new therapies against toxoplasma infection.

Dr. Veronica Jimenez, a postdoctoral fellow in the Docampo Lab, won a "Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)" from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Samarchith Kurup, a fourth year graduate student in the Tarleton Lab, won the People's Choice Award in the 2012 Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition for his presentation "Improving Immunity to Trypanosoma Cruzi".

Swati Agrawal

Swati was honored for her thesis research on protein transport in the parasite Toxoplasma. She recently graduated and is currently conducting postdoctoral research at University of Michigan Medical School.