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My name is Grace Vick and I am a 4th year infectious diseases PhD candidate in Vasant Muralidharan’s lab. I’m ...
By Donna Huber Tania Rozario, assistant professor in the Department of Genetics and member of the Center for Tropical and ...
Jessica Kissinger and Dennis Kyle received the Lamar Dodd Creative Research Award during UGA's Honors Week. The award recognizes established ...
Baihetiya “Barna” Baierna, a cellular biology graduate student in Silvia Moreno’s laboratory, received an American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellowship. It ...
My name is Corey Rennolds, and I’ve been a postdoctoral researcher in Tania Rozario’s lab at UGA since August 2022 ...
From an early age, Diego Huet has been interested in the unusual and fascinating found in the natural world. His early encounters ...
Director Dennis Kyle was interviewed about CTEGD and his research as part of Georgia Trend's feature article "Moving Innovation Beyond ...
My name is Victoria Mendiola and I am a PhD candidate in Dennis Kyle's lab studying drug-induced dormancy in Plasmodium ...
by Amy Horton New compound targets P. vivax, source of recent U.S. infections Two University of Georgia researchers have been ...
DDN Dialogues Rick Tarleton was recently interviewed for the Drug Discovery News podcast. Listen as he talks about his research ...
Christopher West, head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a researcher in the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center and ...
They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Whoever coined that adage had probably never heard of Plasmodium. It’s ...
RESEARCH WILL BE IN COLLABORATION WITH YALE UNIVERSITY Chet Joyner, PhD, a faculty member in the Center for Vaccines and ...
CTEGD's Cytometry Shared Resource Laboratory recently added a Malvern Panalytical NanoSight NS300 to their suite of cytometry instruments. This was ...
Jessica Kissinger was recently the guest researcher on the podcast Talking Biotech with Dr. Kevin Folta. Show notes: Parasites are ...
The University of Georgia’s Biomedical Microscopy Core has recently acquired a Zeiss LSM 980 confocal microscope with Airyscan2 and Multiplex ...
Samarchith “Sam” Kurup grew up in India, and he’s always been aware of the impact of malaria. In 2020 there ...
The condition affects tens of millions across the Americas but lacks effective treatments Researchers from the University of Georgia have ...
Rick Tarleton and colleagues recently published their new study, "Discovery of an orally active benzoxaborole prodrug effective in the treatment ...
Assistant Research Scientist Christopher Rice is quoted in news stories about the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri Swimming in freshwater? Here's what ...
A Nexstar Media wire story on Naegleria fowleri (aka "brain-eating" amoeba) featuring CTEGD director Dennis Kyle has been picked up by ...
Lọla Fagbami, a postdoctoral research associate at UGA, has been awarded a Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2022 Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program ...
Cassie Russell, a graduate student in the Department of Infectious Diseases, was an undergraduate when she first heard of Naegleria fowleri, also ...
by Jill Neimark Jessica Kissinger is using her expertise in biology and big data to help other scientists Jessica Kissinger never ...
Justine Shiau, an NIH T32 fellow in Dr. Dennis Kyle's laboratory, is originally from Taipei, Taiwan, and moved to the ...
Vasant Muralidharan, associate professor of cellular biology and a member of CTEGD, was recently interviewed for The Athens Frontline podcast ...
Three University of Georgia faculty have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In a tradition ...
With the generous financial support of The Office of Research, Cytometry Shared Resource Lab, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global ...
Benjamin Phipps is an NIH T32 trainee in Michael Strand's laboratory. Originally from Woodland, California, Benjamin earned his bachelor’s degrees in ...
Globally, efforts to control malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax are lagging behind that of other species of Plasmodium due to its unique biology. A ...
Schistosomiasis, caused by several species of the parasitic worm Schistosoma, is a disease of poverty. The debilitating illness keeps people ...
Two UGA researchers are working to make it easier to develop effective treatments for malaria, a disease that sickens millions ...
by Donna Huber Though malaria was eliminated from the U.S. 70 years ago, the mosquito-borne disease caused by the Plasmodium ...
Mike Strand's recently published study is featured in this article at Growing America ...
Dennis Kyle is quoted in this Nexstar article about Naegleria fowleri ...
by Ashley Crain Associate professor Belen Cassera is one step closer to introducing her research to the marketplace. Having spent the summer as ...
Malaria’s connection to Georgia goes back to the colonial period. The Southeastern United States provided prime conditions for a thriving ...
Last summer, biochemistry associate professor and Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases member Belen Cassera was named the parasitology ...
Ronald Drew Etheridge’s scientific career can be characterized by one word—serendipity. After completing his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular ...
Mayara Bertolini is a third year Ph.D. trainee in the laboratory of Dr. Roberto Docampo. She has recently been awarded ...
Dr. Dennis Kyle, director of CTEGD and professor in the departments of cellular biology and infectious diseases, is the featured ...
Dr. Belen Cassera is the featured guest on Episode 4 of the People, Parasites & Plagues Podcast. She discusses the ...
By Alan Flurry University of Georgia faculty member Tania Rozario has received a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health ...
Nathan Chasen, a postdoctoral fellow in Drew Etheridge’s laboratory, is originally from Richmond, Virginia. After receiving his undergraduate degree from ...
University of Georgia researcher, a member of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases and a Distinguished Research Professor ...
We invite recent and soon-to-graduate students (from any biological discipline) to apply for funded postdoctoral fellowships and positions to study ...
Ynes Ortega's work on the pathogen Cyclospora cayetanensis is featured in Vegetable Growers News, Produce Processing, and Food Safety News ...
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University of Georgia researcher Rick Tarleton has been elected as a 2020 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) ...
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University of Georgia geneticist Jessica Kissinger has been elected a 2020 American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Fellow. Kissinger is a ...
Recently, Dr. Rick Tarleton was interviewed by Outbreak News Today about his recently published study in Science Translational Medicine. [button ...
  Megna Tiwari is a second-year Ph.D. trainee in the laboratory of Diego Huet. She is originally from Newport Beach, ...
Research shows stronger but less frequent drug doses could be key Researchers in the University of Georgia’s Center for Tropical ...
GRA Endowment helps researchers save lives through drug discovery The Amoeba Summit in Orlando last year is where the importance ...
Melissa Sleda, a Ph.D. trainee is Silvia Moreno’s laboratory, is in her third year at UGA. She is originally from ...
T32 trainee Alona Botnar is entering her fifth year as a Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Dennis Kyle’s laboratory. She is ...
Malaria disease transmission models are important tools for controlling and eliminating disease spread. However, a model is only as good ...
UGA’s Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases has been awarded $1.9 million from the National Institutes of Health to ...
Emma Troth, a Ph.D. trainee in Dennis Kyle's laboratory, is entering her fourth year at UGA. She is originally from ...
It all began with a simple phone call and now, more than a decade later, the Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational ...
Logan Crowe, an NIH T32 Fellow, joined the lab of Dr. Roberto Docampo as a post-doctoral trainee in September 2019 ...
Plasmodium species, the parasites that cause malaria, contain a unique organelle known as the apicoplast. Dr. Vasant Muralidharan and his ...
Dr. Dan Colley, professor emeritus of microbiology and member of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases at the ...
The May CTEGD Newsletter is now available. In this issue... Faculty Honors Trainee Updates Research news Grants Giving Opportunities ...
One day Daniel Colley raised his hand to volunteer, setting in motion five decades of scientific adventures. It was 1969, ...
Historically, Cyclospora infection in the United States has been associated with imported fresh produce. However, in 2018, the U.S. saw ...
Roberto Docampo and colleagues at the University of Georgia’s Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases have joined with 53 ...
Dr. Daniel G. Colley, Director of the Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation (SCORE), will be retiring from his ...
Noelia Lander, a cellular biologist and postdoctoral researcher in Roberto Docampo's laboratory, has received the 2020 Postdoctoral Award from the ...
University of Georgia researcher Dennis Kyle has been elected as a 2020 fellow by the American Academy of Microbiology. He ...
Edwin Pierre Louis is a pre-doctoral trainee in the laboratory of Dr. Drew Etheridge. Originally from Haiti, he immigrated to ...
UGA is developing new drugs to fight a lethal parasite. Dennis Kyle discusses what his lab is doing to fight ...
EMINENT SCHOLAR'S WORK IS FEATURED IN GEORGIA TREND Dennis Kyle’s team is researching drug resistance in parasitic diseases like malaria and the ...
Our newsletter is now online. View the pdf ...
New assistant professor Diego Huet is profiled in this Column's article ...
By: Alan Flurry A team led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Georgia provides thousands of ...
Learn more about malaria and current efforts to eliminate this disease from CTEGD faculty member David Peterson. The Athens Science ...
The immune system can control a relapsing form of malaria enough to avoid clinical signs of disease, but it doesn’t ...
Dennis Kyle, director of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, was interviewed during the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit ...
Dr. Fernando Sanchez-Valdéz, from Salta, Argentina, completed a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry at ...
NemaMetric features Dr. Adrian Wolstenholme: https://nemametrix.com/featured-scientist/featured-scientist-adrian-wolstenholme/ ...
by Leigh Beeson When warm weather approaches, so do pesky little bloodsucking pests. The unassuming mosquito may be smaller than a ...
About the Speaker Marc-Jan Gubbels received his Ph.D. at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, on diagnostics and vaccines for ...
About the Speaker Macrophages are the major cell type infected by Leishmania parasites and the goal of my research is ...
About the Speaker James Morris is currently a Professor of Genetics and Biochemistry at Clemson University.  He earned his BS ...
About the Speaker Matthew Collins obtained his Ph.D. studying under mentor Dr. Rick Tarleton at the University of Georgia; his ...
As the big data revolution continues to evolve, access to data that cut across many disciplines becomes increasingly valuable. In ...
Now is your chance to get a short sleeve shirt, long sleeve shirt, and/or a sweatshirt with CTEGD's logo. Orders ...
Silvia Moreno, a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Cellular Biology and a member of CTEGD, studies Toxoplasma gondii, ...
Registration is now open for the th Annual Molecular Parasitology & Vector Biology Symposium hosted by the Center for Tropical ...
A $1.5 million initiative to upgrade labs across campus is enabling faculty members such as Regents Professor Michael Strand to ...
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Southeast Flow Cytometry Interest Group (SEFCIG) with 4 days of educational training and scientific ...
Courtney Murdock in her laboratory at the School of Veterinary Medicine (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA) Courtney Murdock, an assistant professor ...
Developing a rapid attack against parasitic worms ...
by Alan Flurry The National Institutes of Health has awarded University of Georgia researchers $1.956 million for a high-resolution mass spectrometer ...
by Donna Huber Vaccines can be an efficient and cost-effective method of preventing and treating pathogen-induced illnesses. As new pathogens ...
By John H. Tibbetts One day Daniel Colley raised his hand to volunteer, setting in motion five decades of scientific ...
by Camie Williams PREP@UGA Scholars program trains next generation of life sciences researchers. As an undergraduate student in Maryland, Ian Liyayi planned ...
From leisure to health, digital databases can streamline nearly every facet of modern life. Remember when making travel plans to ...
Courtney Murdock's recent study on Zika is mentioned in this Gainesville Sun article ...
Mark Brown is a member of the research team for the study discussed in this Research Matters article ...
Stephen Vella is a Ph.D. trainee in Silvia Moreno's laboratory. He is originally from Indiana where he received his B.S ...
The Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy and the Center for Tropical & Emerging Global ...
New T32 trainee Josh Butler is a third year Ph.D. student in Belen Cassera's laboratory. He is from Front Royal, ...
Dr. Stephen Hajduk is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Georgia, USA. He has had a long and distinguished career ...
by Donna Huber When UGA alumna Dr. Sharon Keller accepted the position of Assistant Professor at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) ...
  Zika was once thought of as a problem contained to tropical and sub-tropical parts of the world. Today we ...
Rick Tarleton is mentioned in this news story. The story was also picked up by WZZM13 and Archy Worldy's ...
Courtney Murdock is quoted in this article appearing in The Scientist ...
Trisha Dalapati has immersed herself in everything UGA offers, from volunteering to studying abroad to conducting lab research. The future ...
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Dr. Ciro D. Cordeiro recently completed his Ph.D. training in Roberto Docampo's laboratory. I was born in Brazil and grew ...
When Ph.D. trainee Justin Wiedeman started investigating the role of protein kinase TbCK1.2, an enzyme found near the flagellum of ...
The faculty and staff of the University of Georgia Cytometry Shared Resource Laboratories invite you to a day of flow ...
Anat Florentin, a post-doctoral associate in Vasant Muralidharan's laboratory, is originally from Israel. She received her BSc degree from Tel-Aviv ...
Silvia Moreno was recently named Corresponding Member of the Latin American Academy of Sciences. She is a distinguished research professor in ...
Silvia J. Moreno, a professor in the cellular biology department and director for the NIH Training Grant in Tropical and Emerging ...
Anat Florentin, a postdoctoral researcher in Vasant Muralidharan's laboratory at the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, studies molecular mechanisms ...