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.

Dr. Marcus Fechheimer

Dr. Fechheimer and his colleagues have determined that Hirano bodies may play a protective role in the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Graduate student Srinivasan Ramakrishnan was awarded a predoctoral fellowship by the American Heart Association. Sri studies the metabolism of parasites that can cause inflammatory heart disease.

Students who received awards

Catherine Sullenberger won a Scholar of Excellence Assistantship. Justin Fellows won a Graduate School Assistantship. Kyona Jarrett is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and received a Summer Bridge Fellowship.

Karl Lechtreck

Dr. Lechtreck uses high-resolution microscopy and the powerful genetics of the Chlamydomonas model to study the biology of cilia/flagella. This organelle is affected in numerous human diseases.

Boris Striepen

Research at the University of Georgia provides insight into the question of why drugs are sometimes effective in treating parasitic diseases, while other times they have little or no effect.