Thursday, August 2, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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