Tue, 04/03/2018 - 4:12pm
Dr. Rick Tarleton and his research team at the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases at the University of Georgia have uncovered what could be the underlying cause of ineffectual drug treatments for Chagas disease. Chagas disease causes irreparable damage to the heart and digestive system, and kills more than 50,000 people each year in Central and South America. Effective prevention and treatment methods are virtually nonexistent. His…
Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:53am
Dr Vasant Muralidharan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular Biology, and his research team at the University of Georgia’s Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases are making great strides in understanding how the parasite Plasmodium falciparum invades human red blood cells to cause malaria symptoms that include fever, severe anemia, breathing difficulty, and kidney failure. The parasite can also cause the most severe forms…
Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:20pm
Dr. Julie Stanton is one of four recipients of the 2018 Sandy Beaver Excellence in Teaching Award. These awards for excellence in teaching honor outstanding faculty in the Franklin College who have shown a sustained commitment to high-quality instruction.
Tue, 10/24/2017 - 1:22pm
Dr Silvia Moreno and her research team at the University of Georgia’s Center for Tropical & Emerging Global Diseases and Department of Cellular Biology are providing evidence that it is possible to develop a drug combination to target Toxoplasmosis that synergistically inhibits both host and parasite enzymes. Toxoplasmosis is caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. It is found throughout the world and can infect both humans and animals. It…
Wed, 03/22/2017 - 2:23pm
Dr. Rick Tarleton, Distinguished Research Professor and University of Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor in Biological Sciences, has been named Regents' Professor. This is an honor conferred on one faculty member in the university each year. Regents' Professorships are bestowed by the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents on faculty members whose scholarship is recognized nationally and internationally as innovative…
Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:14am
Dr. DeLoris Hesse has received a Textbook Transformation Award from Affordable Learning Georgia for her efforts in adopting and creating open educational resources for students. As coordinator of the undergraduate anatomy and physiology program, Dr. Hesse manages course scheduling, development, and course materials for more than 700 students per year. She has adopted an open textbook for the program, offered online by OpenStax. She and anatomy…
Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:03am
Dr. Roberto Docampo, Professor of Cellular Biology and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, has been named Distinguished Research Professor. This title is awarded to faculty who are recognized internationally for their original contributions to knowledge and whose work promises to foster continued creativity in their discipline. Dr. Docampo is renowned for his work on Chagas disease in Latin America and sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan…
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 10:29am
Assistant Professor Dr. Julie Stanton has been selected as a Lilly Teaching Fellow for 2015-2017. Each spring semester, ten tenure-track assistant professors, who are recent recipients of a PhD or terminal degree in their discipline or profession and who are in their first, second, or third year at the University of Georgia, are selected for the CTL Lilly Teaching Fellows Program. The Lilly Teaching Fellows Program was established at the…
Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:04am
Dr. Boris Striepen is featured in an NPR segment discussing his progress in the fight against a parasite that is a major cause of diarrheal disease in the developing world. It is contracted by drinking contaminated water. In the developing world, "small children can develop chronic diarrhea and die from the disease," says Striepen. Finding new cures and a vaccine for the parasite, Cryptosporidium parvum, has been hampered because scientists have…
Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:30pm
Congratulations to Dr. Boris Streipen, who has recently been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.  The Academy is an honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology. This distinction recognizes Dr. Streipen’s excellence, originality, and leadership in the microbiological sciences. Academy Fellows are eminent leaders in the field of microbiology and are relied upon for authoritative advice and…