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IOB Director and IOB Faculty Awarded: CDC funds for Pathogen Genomics Center of Excellence

[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][vc_column_text] CDC funds Pathogen Genomics Center of Excellence November 18, 2022 by Lauren Baggett The new Georgia-based Pathogen Genomics Center of Excellence aims to strengthen response to infectious disease threats and support public health workforce development. The team will be led by Rebecca...

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Jiani Chen and Michael Francis Successfully Defend Dissertation

[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][vc_column_text] Jiani Chen of Dr. Justin Bahl's lab successfully defended her dissertation, "Using computational and statistical strategies to study the evolution and epidemiology of Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus” on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.   Congratulations Dr. Chen!     [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width"...

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Karen Gonzalez receives American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Graduate Student Fellowship 2023

[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][vc_column_text] Please join me in congratulating Karen Gonzalez on receiving the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Graduate Student Fellowship 2023!     [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Lasya Penumarthi receives George Hugh Boyd Memorial Scholarship

[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][vc_column_text] Please join me in congratulating Lasya Penumarthi on being selected as one of the recipients the George Hugh Boyd Memorial Scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year.     [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Holly Bik receives NSF Career award

[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][vc_column_text]Holly Bik, assistant professor in the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Science department of marine sciences with a joint appointment in UGA’s Institute of Bioinformatics, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation Faculty Early...

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UGA Research Awards | Congratulations to Dr. Bensasson!

[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][vc_column_text] Creative Research Medal Douda Bensasson, associate professor in the Department of Plant Biology, has pioneered a new understanding that wild plant environments serve as reservoirs for a common fungal pathogen of humans. Her laboratory discovered that old oak trees...

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Dr. Jessica Kissinger elected 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][vc_column_text]  AWARDS & HONORS | JANUARY 27, 2022 Three UGA faculty elected as AAAS Fellows By Ian Bennett (L to R) Patricia Yager, Jessica Kissinger, James E. Byers. Three University of Georgia faculty have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In a tradition...

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