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.

Rick Tarleton

Dr. Tarleton is recognized for his research on Chagas disease and its cause, the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi.

Dr. Marcus Fechheimer

Dr. Fechheimer's achievements have been recognized in UGA Today.

Chagas disease is the most common cause of congestive heart failure and sudden death in the world. The devastating parasitic infection affects millions of people.

researcher in laboratory

The Tarleton research group hopes to reduce a deadly parasite's toll on humans by vaccinating dogs against the parasite that causes Chagas disease.

Rick Tarleton

Cellular Biology professor was named to this new endowed chair in the biological sciences.