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Focus on Faculty: Claire de La Serre

BHSI member Claire de La Serre is eager to discuss her research relating to isolating the triggers of overeating and learning about diet-driven abnormal communication between the gut and the brain. Serre is also an asset to her students as far as keeping them up-to-date...

CDC Recognizes One Health Day

On November 3, the CDC recognized One Health Day.  One Health Day highlights the connection between the health of people, animals, and the environment. The CDC has acknowledged the increasing importance of a One Health approach by working with physicians veterinarians, ecologists, epidemiologists, laboratorians, and...

Focus on Faculty: Andrew Park

BHSI’s very own Andrew Park talks about his experience in infectious disease research across UGA’s campus: #UGA‘s Andrew Park is committed to expanding how we think about the boundaries of parasites and infectious diseases.https://t.co/qvA3QfbSrm pic.twitter.com/WtwpZenSAs — UGA (@universityofga) October 26, 2017 Find out about his...

CUREnet a great way to prepare for for PhD

CUREnet is a newer way in order for undergraduates to become more involved in research in the STEM field. Started in 2012, UGA is leading a new phase of the program in order to up student involvment. Depending on their research interents many undergraduates will...

Feature: GRA Scholars at UGA commited to solving world’s grand challenges

The Georgia Research Alliance, a non-profit organization, has partnered with research universities since 1990 to provide world-class scientists who foster “science and technology-based development.” Many of these scholars here at UGA have enhanced the university’s research capabilities and impact. UGA has recruited five GRA Eminent...

UGA a major player in cell manufacturing research consortium

A new association for further research has been formed in order to quicken the development of cell therapies for diseases of the heart, cancer, and many other chronic diseases. Led by Steven Stice, professor and director of the Regenerative Bioscience Center at the University of...

New livestock model for stroke changes research paradigm

Recent UGA Neuroscience PhD program graduate Emily Baker, working with Frank West, associate professor in College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have changes the paradigm in stroke research by presenting a viable alternative to rats in stroke research. Due to the pig’s distinct anatomical and...

Graduate Students Attracted to UGA by New GAIN, GREAT Fellowship programs

After earning his undergraduate degree in biology, Preston Basting aspired to become a scientist specializing in bioinformatics. Basting, who recently began his doctoral studies in UGA’s Integrated Life Sciences program, is among the first cohort of students recruited through a competitive fellowship program known as...

Focus on Faculty: John Maurer

BHSI population health professor John Maurer opens up about his experience in population science in a recent “Focus on Faculty” article. #UGA‘s John Maurer is committed to enhancing food safety pic.twitter.com/nyrMYQnh9f — UGA (@universityofga) August 30, 2017 Find out about his research, his “Zombie Plague”...

‘Brain Glue’ repairs traumatic brain injuries

  Researchers at the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center have developed Brain Glue, a substance that could one day serve as a treatment for traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. Lohitash Karumbaiah, assistant professor in UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, led the team...

NIH awards UGA researchers $2.6 million to fight African sleeping sickness

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $2.6 million to University of Georgia researchers to develop new drugs to treat human African Trypanosomiasis, also known as African sleeping sickness. “There are immense challenges in understanding trypanosome biology because a significant number of their genes are...

ARCS Awards top $1 million to UGA students

ARCS Foundation is a national, volunteer organization of women dedicated to advancing science through scholarship. The Atlanta Chapter began partnering with UGA in 2000 through the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute. Since then, 145 awards surpassing $1 million total have been granted to exceptional UGA...

MBB Program now accepting applications for Fall 2017

The MBB program is now accepting applications. The University of Georgia’s Master of Biomanufacturing and Bioprocessing (MBB) Program trains science and technology graduates for leadership roles in the rapidly expanding and vitally important biomanufacturing field by equipping them with the necessary science, technology and engineering skills combined...

Discovery finds a drug that can be given orally for a tropical disease

Researchers at the University of Georgia, including Dr. Kojo Mensa-Wilmot, chair of the Division of Basic & Translational Biomedical Sciences within the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, are working to find the fastest way possible to treat and cure human African trypanosomiasis, long referred to as sleeping...

UGA Science Learning Center opens for student instruction

The University of Georgia’s Science Learning Center is now open for student instruction. The three-story, 122,500-square-foot building was tailor-made for teaching undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics with the goal of increasing the number of students who pursue careers in the STEM fields. Full Article...

UGA MBB student Samia Ansari selected to intern with DataStart

Samia Ansari, a current student in the University of Georgia’s Master of Biomanufacturing and Bioprocessing program was one of eight graduate students selected for the Southern Startup Internship Program in Data Science (DataStart). Full Article  

Nu Rho Psi UGA Chapter welcomed new members

Nu Rho Psi UGA Chapter welcomed eight new members, Elizabeth Bogue, Leah Caplan, Branson Byers, Lillie Tien, Michelle Sequeira, Camila Ortiz, Lauren Noblitt, and Olivia Treston, on May 4, 2016 Nu Rho Psi membership provides recognition of verified academic excellence in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience....

Final #Throwback Therapies seminar videos now available

Dr. Ralph Tripp’s presentation “The Endgame: Eradicating Polio and other Vaccine Preventable Diseases” and Dr. Susan Mattern’s presentation “Structure and Meaning in the Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital (New England Journal of Medicine)” are now available on the BHSI Youtube channel and can be found...

First MD/PhD student from the Medical Partnership to complete his PhD

Joseph S. Burch, current Ph.D. candidate in the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences (IBS) Doctoral Program successfully defended his dissertation titled “A Metabolomics Analysis to Define the Sources of Heme Precursors During Erythropoiesis” this past Wednesday, April 27th. As a member of the inaugural class of the University...

ARCS Foundation Award applications now being accepted through June 22

UGA and BHSI have been invited to select six new doctoral students for funding in the 2016-17 academic year. These awards, four in the amount of $7,500 per student, one special $10,000 in honor of the ARCS Foundation Atlanta Chapter’s 25th Anniversary, and one $10,000 Global Impact Award will...

GSPS Research Day set for March 28

Attention! Do you have research or projects that you are ready to show off to UGA? Then join the Graduate Students and Postdocs in Science (GSPS) for their upcoming sixth annual Research Day. Research Day is an opportunity for students to present posters and give talks on...

Video Presentation- Vivian Nutton

Dr. Vivian Nutton presented “Reading Outside the Canon: Some New Thoughts on Medicine in the Time of Galen” on November 2, 2015 as part of the #Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science lecture series. Here is the video of his presentation: BHSI – YouTube Vivian Nutton studied Classics...

Dr. Graeme Mason to speak to UGA Neuroscience Community

Graeme Mason will speak on “Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Brain Metabolism of Glucose, Acetate, and Ethanol“ at 3:30pm Thursday, December 3 in Room 175 of the Paul D. Coverdell Center Dr. Graeme Mason develops experimental models and methods for studies of brain metabolism using 1H and 13C nuclear...

Video Presentation – Civil War Historian Stephen Berry

Dr. Stephen Berry presented “CSI Dixie: Medical Science and Death Investigation in the Nineteenth Century South”” on October 7, 2015 as part of the #Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science lecture series. Here is the video of his presentation: BHSI – YouTube Dr. Berry is Gregory Professor of the Civil War...

MBB Students Attend Networking Opportunity

Students from the UGA Master of Biomanufacturing and Bioprocessing (MBB) Professional Science degree program attended the 2015 Georgia Bio Innovation Summit in Atlanta on November 2, 2015. The annual Georgia Bio Innovation Summit (previously the Life Sciences Summit) provides a forum for Georgia’s bioscience community...

Neuroscience Seminar: Dr. Shannon Gourley

Shannon Gourley, PhD presents “Toggling between actions and habits: Cortical regulators and the influence of cocaine” on November 5, 2015 at 3:30pm in the Coverdell Center, Room 175. Dr. Gourley’s research team focuses on issues of depression and addiction. Within social contexts, Dr. Gourley’s group aims to...

One Health Fall Seminar: Dr. Krzysztof Czaja

Dr. Krzysztof Czaja presents “Bariatric Surgeries Induce Brain Plasticity” on November 18, 2015 at 1:00pm in the Coverdell Center, Room 175 (Reception to follow).   Krzysztof Czaja is an associate professor of veterinary biosciences and diagnostic imaging at UGA. He received his D.V.M. in 1993 from the...

Neuroscience Seminar: Dr. Alvin Terry

Dr. Alvin Terry presents “Organophosphate Exposure and Cognitive Deficits: Elucidating the Mechanisms and Identifying Therapeutic Targets“ on October 1, 2015 at 3:30pm in the Coverdell Center, Room 175. Dr. Alvin Terry is a Regents’ Professor and Chair as well as the Associate Vice President for Basic Science Research...

One Health Fall Seminar: Dr. Liz Kramer

Dr. Kramer presents “Sustainable Food System Initiative: Feeding the World without Eating the World “ on October 14, 2015 at 1:00pm in the Coverdell Center, Room 175 (Reception to follow). Dr. Liz Kramer is the founding director of UGA’s Natural Resources Spatial Analysis (NARSAL) Laboratory in the College...

Newly Formed One Health Club

The first monthly meeting of the newly formed One Health Club will be held on Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30 pm in room H237 of the Vet Med building.   This student founded, student run organization facilitates open discussion and collaboration among various disciplines studies, and...

One Health Seminar video: Jessica Kissinger

Jessica Kissinger is a UGA professor of genetics, director of UGA's Institute of Bioinformatics and a member of UGA's Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases.

One Health Spring Seminar: Dr. Kissinger

Dr. Kissinger presents “Drowning in Data Yet Unable to Find What You Need?  Data Challenges for the 21st Century Health Researcher” on April 15, 2015 at 1:00pm in the Coverdell Center, Room 175 (Reception to follow). Dr. Kissinger is the joint-Director of the Eukaryotic Pathogen Database...

One Health Spring Seminar: Hajduk & Szempruch

Dr. Hajduk and Tony Szempruch presents, “Extracellular Vesicle-Mediated Cellular Communication: Its role in virulence propagation and pathology of African Trypanosomes” on March 18, 2015 at 1:00pm in the Coverdell Center, Room 175 (Reception to follow). Dr. Hajduk received his B.S. from the University of Georgia...

Exercise reduces stress: UGA scientists discover why

Athens, Ga. – On top of the many reasons to hit the gym, working out may also improve the ability to persevere through hard times. In a series of recent experiments, neuroscientists at the University of Georgia have begun to unravel the link between long-term...

American Society for Neurochemistry 2015 Annual Meeting

UGA faculty, graduate students and postdocs interested in cellular, neurochemical and molecular studies of the nervous system in health and disease are encouraged to attend the ASN 2015 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, March 14-18, 2015. Approximately 400+ delegates from North America and around the...