CTEGD Blog

UGA researchers battle neglected diseases around the globe

by Leigh Beeson [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="810"] Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases Director Dennis Kyle's lab currently focuses on malaria, one of the world's most prolific parasitic diseases, and the diseases caused by free-living amoebae. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA)[/caption] A UGA center takes on a...

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Trainee Spotlight: Kerri Miazowicz

Kerri Miazowicz is a 3rd year Ph.D. trainee in Courtney Murdock's laboratory. She grew up in southern Michigan where she received a B.S. in microbiology from Michigan State University in 2012. After graduation, she spent more than two years as a Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellow at the Rocky...

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Trainee Spotlight: Beatrice Colon

Beatrice Colon, an Illinois native, is a Ph.D. trainee in Dennis Kyle’s laboratory. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Science degree from the University of South Florida (USF). She began her Ph.D. at...

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Visiting Scholar: Elvis Ofori Ameyaw

  Elvis Ofori Ameyaw is a Fulbright Scholar visiting M. Belen Cassera's laboratory in the department of molecular biology and biochemistry. He is a senior lecturer, Head of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the Vice-Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences in the College of Health...

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UGA Researcher Seeks to Unlock Secrets of Malaria Parasite

[caption id="attachment_4511" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Super-resolution microscopy showing malaria parasites infecting human red blood cells. Image credit: Muthugapatti Kandasamy, Biomedical Microscopy Core[/caption] Vasant Muralidharan and his research team at the University of Georgia’s Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases are making great strides in understanding how...

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Trainee Spotlight: Karla Márquez Nogueras

NIH T32 Trainee Karla M. Márquez Nogueras is in her 4th year of graduate training in Silvia Moreno's laboratory. Before entering the Ph.D. program at UGA, she taught for a semester at Turabo University in Puerto Rico, teaching undergraduate courses like Introduction to Microbiology and Human...

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