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.

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.