2017 in the Franklin Chronicles

Posted 3 months 3 days ago
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234 posts in 2017 as of yesterday, and because we love a numerical sequence, let's look back today at some of our favorite news stories that appeared here this year, starting with the turn of the New Year:

On January 6, Assistant professor in the department of sociology Sarah Shannon had her work cited in a Harvard Law Review article authored by President Barack Obama, The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform

January 11 - $1.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will allow Franklin researchers (led by Mary Ann Moran) to uncover answers...

Kudos, October 2017

Posted 4 months 4 weeks ago
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New research projects, diversity certificates and a musical premiere highlight accomplishments of faculty, students and staff during October. A sample:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) awarded more than $9 million in grants to explore gaps in knowledge about antibiotic resistance and pilot innovative solutions in the healthcare, veterinary, and agriculture industries. Professor of plant biology and Franklin College associate dean Michelle Momany and assistant professor of microbiology Elizabeth Ottesen are leading two of the 25 funded projects

Plant biology professor...

Kudos, August 2017

Posted 7 months 1 week ago
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A new collaboration on microbial ecosystems, the summer program in public history, and Write@UGA were just some of the news worth crowing about this summer. A few more awards and news items worthy of congratulations:

UGA researchers report report milestone in global fight against a major cause of diarrheal disease – research by Distinguished Research Professor of Cellular Biology Boris Striepen, Sumiti Vinayak

Researchers return to the Gulf of Mexico to investigate the impacts of oil, methane and chemical dispersants on the deep-sea ecosystem – Georgia Athletic Association...

Joye, Shepherd receive major career awards

Posted 7 months 1 week ago
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Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Arts and Sciences Samantha Joye and Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd recently received career-defining professional awards:

Professor of marine sciences and director of the Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf research consortium, Joye has been elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. An international nonprofit scientific association with 60,000 members in 137 countries, the AGU is a worldwide scientific community, promoting discovery in Earth and space science for the...

Distinguished Research Professor Jessica Kissinger

Posted 9 months 1 week ago

Professor of genetics, globally recognized molecular biologist and world expert in bio-computational research, 2017 Distinguished Research Professor Jessica Kissinger's contributions to the field of eukaryotic pathogen research have helped transform how pathogen research is conducted internationally.

An expert on the evolution of parasite genomes, she conducted the first systematic survey of gene transfer in the Apicomplexa, upending prevailing thought. Her subsequent series of papers on the Apicomplexa also opened a new window into genome evolution and the biology of several other...