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Great news! Our PHD student, Megan Wright, been selected as the awardee of the University Women’s Club – Dianne C. Davison Graduate Fellowship for the 2024-2025 academic year. Congratulations on your award and continued success in your academic work.
UGA Cellular Biology is proud to present Dr. Madelaine Usey. Dr. Usey's research focused on characterizing the ATP synthase in the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Located in the mitochondrion, the ATP synthase plays a critical role in generating cellular energy. Interestingly, over half of the subunits in the T. gondii ATP synthase complex are not found in other model organisms, begging the question of their role in the parasite. She…
Baihetiya Baierna, a PhD student in the laboratory of Dr. Silvia Moreno, has been awarded a fellowship from the American Heart Association. The fellowship was awarded to study the Synthesis of ubiquinone in the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. “Toxoplasma gondii infects approximately one third of the world human population. The infection can cause serious complications in people with a suppressed immune system. Barna’s research…
Poulomi Das is first author on ‘The Small Interactor of PKD2 protein promotes the assembly and ciliary entry of the Chlamydomonas PKD2–mastigoneme complexes’, published in JCS. Poulomi is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Karl F. Lechtreck at the Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, USA, where she investigates the molecular world of proteins using microscopy. Read full interview:…
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…
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…
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