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Carly has been PI of BCEENET- Biological Collections in Ecology and Evolution Network, an organization with the goal of broadening access to undergraduate research by using free digital data and open source analysis tools.  They started in 2020 to mitigate loss of research opportunities during online learning, and since then, more than 2000 students have participated in research. They have since been awarded a $2 million grant from NSF to study…
Congratulations to Ashley Rasys on winning the 2023 Excellence in Research by Graduate Students Award in Life Sciences from the Graduate School.
UGA Cellular Biology is proud to present Dr. Munisha Mumingjiang. Dr. Mumingjiang’s researched focused on studying cell fate specification and differentiation in vertebrate early embryonic development. She identified a novel role of Max Gene Associated protein (Mga) during Zebrafish neural crest development. She found that Mga drives neural crest specification independent of Myc activity, and may play a unique role as a molecular switch to…
The winner of the 2015 Annual Graduate Program Research Photo Contest is Snehal Chaudhari with this photograph of a human U2OS cell in a human bone osteosarcoma cell line.
Congratulations to Jena Chojnowski, of the Lauderdale lab, who recently received a research grant from The Knights Templar Eye Foundation. The grant is sponsored by The Grand Encampment of the Knights Templar, an organization that provides grants that specialize in Pediatric Opthalmology. The mission of the Foundation is to provide assistance to those who face loss of sight due to the need for surgical treatment, and to provide funds for…
Tags: Cells and Disease
An article posted on Yahoo!News on March 5, 2013 by Vonda J. Sines describes research on impulsive eating being performed by Dr. Ping Shen.  Dr. Shen's research was also featured in the March 1, 2013 issue of The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Chronicles in an article by Alan Flurry that can be found at The Franklin Chronicles.
Congratulations to Dr. Katherine ("Kat") Verbist for winning the 2013 Excellence in Research by Graduate Students Award from the Graduate School. This award is worth $1,000, and she will be honored with other recipients at a banquet in April. For her thesis, Dr. Verbist studied how the immune system mounts a long-term response to an acute respiratory infection in the laboratory of Dr. Kim Klonowski.
Tags: Cells in Infection and Immunity
Few drugs have been developed to treat African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, and those in use are highly toxic, sometimes causing painful side effects and or death. Researchers at the University of Georgia have made a discovery that may soon lead to new safer therapies for this disease.
This special scholarship of $ 10,000 is awarded for one year to a UGA doctoral student whose research does or will have an international effect. Sharon is studying signaling pathways in Trypanosoma brucei, the etiologic agent of African sleeping sickness in Dr. Moreno’s laboratory.
Tags: Cells in Infection and Immunity

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