CTEGD Blog

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

[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] Vasant Muralidharan, associate professor of cellular biology and a member of CTEGD, was recently interviewed for The Athens Frontline podcast episode The Next Pandemic. Listen as he discusses mRNA technology, the pandemic, and other emerging diseases.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_widget_sidebar...

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Jessica Kissinger elected as AAAS 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_5970" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dr. Jessica Kissinger with student[/caption] Three University of Georgia faculty have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In a tradition stretching back to 1874, these individuals are elected annually by...

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Julie Nelson

Cytometry Shared Resource Lab expands capabilities with new instrument

[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_7142" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Julie Nelson, CSRL manager, is available to train users on the newly acquire CYTEK Aurora flow cytometer. (photo credit: Donna Huber)[/caption] With the generous financial support of The Office of Research, Cytometry Shared Resource...

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Benjamin Phipps

Trainee Spotlight: Benjamin Phipps

[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] Benjamin Phipps is an NIH T32 trainee in Michael Strand's laboratory. Originally from Woodland, California, Benjamin earned his bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and biology and a minor in chemistry from the University of North Texas in May 2019....

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Steve Maher

Researchers implement new tool to screen drugs for treating malaria relapses

[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_6971" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Steve Maher, assistant research scientist in the Center for Tropical Emerging and Global Diseases, leads a team of researchers who have implemented a new screening tool to determine if a drug candidate kills...

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Dan Colley

Outhouses, clean water key to fighting schistosomiasis in persistent hotspots

[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_4108" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dan Colley, professor emeritus of microbiology and former director of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, devoted much of his career to studying schistosomiasis, a disease caused by waterborne parasites that...

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Chet Joyner and Dennis Kyle

UGA researchers developing new models for malaria drug development and testing

[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_6923" align="aligncenter" width="600"] CTEGD member Chet Joyner and CTEGD director Dennis Kyle receive a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for malaria drug development and testing[/caption] Two UGA researchers are working to make it easier...

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Belen Cassera

Researchers to test drug candidates to treat malaria

[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 Donna Huber [caption id="attachment_6909" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Belen Cassera is leading a research team that will test two new drugs for the treatment of malaria. The team's work will be funded by a $3.7 million grant from the...

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