CTEGD Blog

UGA researcher uncovers humans’ natural weapon against malaria

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T. cruzi amastigtoes in skeletal muscle cell

Researchers discover potential treatment for Chagas disease

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_7450" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The skeletal muscle of a mouse infected with Trypanosoma cruzi is shown under a microscope. (Submitted by Fernando Sanchez)[/caption] The condition affects tens of millions across the Americas but lacks effective treatments Researchers from the...

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University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Cellular Biology, and UGA Athletic Association Distinguished Professor in Biological Sciences

In the News: New study from the Tarleton Research Group

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Rick Tarleton and colleagues recently published their new study, "Discovery of an orally active benzoxaborole prodrug effective in the treatment of Chagas disease in non-human primates" in Nature Microbiology. Check out these news stories about the study. Behind...

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In the News: Dennis Kyle is quoted in “brain-eating” amoeba news story

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]A Nexstar Media wire story on Naegleria fowleri (aka "brain-eating" amoeba) featuring CTEGD director Dennis Kyle has been picked up by news outlets. Brain-eating amoeba: How do most infections occur? (NewsNation) Brain-eating amoeba: How do infections occur, and where are...

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postdoctoral fellow Lola Fagbami

Fagbami named 2022 Burroughs Wellcome Fund PDEP Fellow

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_7371" align="aligncenter" width="600"] UGA’s Lọla Fagbami, winner of a Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2022 Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program fellowship, is a native of Lagos, Nigeria, who relocated to the United States with her family in the late...

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graduate student Cassie Russell in front of biological safety cabinet in Dennis Kyle's laboratory at the University of Georgia

Increasing the knowledge base on brain-eating amoeba

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_7283" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cassie Russell, a graduate student in the Department of Infectious Diseases, in her laboratory space. (Photo by Ian Bennett)[/caption] Cassie Russell, a graduate student in the Department of Infectious Diseases, was an undergraduate when she...

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Creating databases to help cure diseases worldwide

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] by Jill Neimark [caption id="attachment_7237" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Jessica Kissinger poses for a photo in the Infectious Diseases Institute in Uganda where she is currently a US Fullbright Scholar. (Photo/Courtesy Jessica Kissinger)[/caption] Jessica Kissinger is using her expertise in biology...

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Trainee Spotlight: Justine Shiau

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Justine Shiau, an NIH T32 fellow in Dr. Dennis Kyle's laboratory, is originally from Taipei, Taiwan, and moved to the states after elementary school. She received her bachelor's degree in Biology from the Pennsylvania State University, where...

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Vasant Muralidharan

Vasant Muralidharan interviewed on The Athens Frontline Podcast

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