Fri, 04/10/2020 - 2:29pm
A third-year CURO Honors Scholar who is triple majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology, genetics and biology, Landon Clark is among 396 undergraduates across the nation to be recognized as Barry Goldwater Scholars, earning the highest undergraduate award of its type for the fields of the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering: Clark’s long-term plans include pursuing an MD/PhD in immunology, performing translational research on…
Mon, 03/16/2020 - 1:20pm
The senior psychology major/biology minor from Douglasville is working toward fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a physician and bringing creativity and innovation to health care delivery: My sophomore year, I was selected to represent UGA as an Orientation leader, welcoming over 5,000 new students to the university alongside 14 incredible student leaders I now consider family. Orientation was an electrifying environment — many…
Thu, 03/12/2020 - 12:01pm
Modernization and expansion to continue to fulfill the university's teaching and research missions, a critical part of campus will become the focus of renovations in the near future: “To remain one of the nation’s top research universities, the University of Georgia must maximize its available facilities devoted to scientific inquiry,” said President Jere W. Morehead. “Our comprehensive plan combines new and renovated research facilities to…
Fri, 03/06/2020 - 9:53am
From the coordinated blinking of fireflies to the synchronized movement of flocks of birds or schools of fish and even the exploration pattern of roots in the soil, collective behavior characters all domains of biology – animals, plants, fungi, bacteria and viruses. The University of Georgia Institute of Bioinformatics presents the State of the Art Symposium on Collective Behavior Friday, March 20, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Masters Hall of…
Thu, 01/30/2020 - 11:46am
Biology/Psychology double-major Samantha Summers explains her passion about “integrating sustainability in health care on both individual and systems levels,” and her plans as a doctor to improve the health literacy disparity in Georgia and beyond: Sustainability focuses on living in a way conscious of the generations of tomorrow. Unfortunately, many hear “sustainable” and tune out believing it to be only about climate change. However,…
Mon, 01/06/2020 - 2:50pm
Phi Beta Kappa and Biochemistry Peer Learning Assistant Madison Read (Biology (B.S.) and Psychology (B.S.), Spanish minor) plans to serve as advocate to people as a doctor, helping them realize their full potential to take control of their health: During my freshman year, an older friend invited me to a CURE body meeting, and I fell in love with the mission of the organization. CURE at UGA is a campus organization that sponsors a hospital…
Tue, 12/17/2019 - 1:28pm
UGA celebrates Franklin alumna Cori Bargmann (BS '81) as a Georgia Groundbreaker for her work revolutionizing research in neurobiology: For over a decade, Bargmann ran a lab at the University of California at San Francisco. Today, she is the Torsten N. Wiesel professor of genetics and neurosciences at Rockefeller University in New York, and she leads the Chan Zuckerberg Science Initiative in California. In 2003 she was elected to the prestigious…
Mon, 11/25/2019 - 12:15pm
Senior biology and psychology double major Cameron Liss has used her many opportunities at UGA to pave a path to her future as a physician: One of my biggest highlights has been volunteering at Mercy Health Center. The summer after my freshman year, I decided to stay in Athens to take on the beast … Organic Chemistry. I met with my advisor, professor Karl Espelie, and I expressed that I wanted to do something more meaningful with my summer of…
Wed, 10/16/2019 - 1:54pm
A team led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Georgia provides thousands of researchers around the world with access to the Eukaryotic Pathogen Genomics Database (EuPathDB.org), a collection of resources for analyzing large-scale datasets associated with microbial pathogens. These include the parasites responsible for malaria, sleeping sickness, and toxoplasmosis; the fungi responsible for thrush, aspergillosis and…
Mon, 09/09/2019 - 1:05pm
12 UGA students and recent alumni have been selected to receive international travel-study grants offered through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the sixth straight year—and 10th time in the past 11 years—that UGA has received 10 or more offers. Of the 12, nine were able to take advantage of the opportunity. Four received academic and arts grants, and five will be teaching English. Eight are students or alumni with Franklin College degrees:…
Tue, 07/23/2019 - 2:40pm
Franklin double-major (psychology/biology) Lindsey Leonard’s passion is helping others to be both physically and mentally healthy. Her work with UGA Miracle has given her the chance to see how dedicated health care professionals can have a positive impact on the lives of others: I have realized over the last three years how amazing the faculty is at UGA and how dedicated they are to our professional betterment both in undergraduate and beyond. I…
Fri, 05/17/2019 - 1:54pm
One key to improving undergraduate education and student achievement across the STEM disciplines, as well as more broadly across the campus, is the integration of evidence-based teaching strategies – using what works most effectively for student learning. Now, a University of Georgia faculty member will lead a five-year, national scale research and education project to better understand and support the use of evidence-based teaching in biology:…
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:01am
Senior biology major Sam Huffman is passionate about serving others as well as Spanish language and culture, and he plans to combine those as a bilingual physician who can make an impact for all patients seeking to gain informed access to health care: During my time at UGA, I have also been able to travel abroad through the UGA en España Program. The summer after my sophomore year, I studied abroad in Cádiz, Spain, for seven weeks. While living…
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:31am
It's Spring Break for most students but women athletes on campus, with many Franklin majors among them, are leading their NCAA teams and distinguishing the university at the highest levels: Georgia senior shortstop [and mathematics major] Alyssa DiCarlo broke the Georgia women's softball all-time home runs record (58) in Sunday's 6-0 win over Western Illinois. The Georgia GymDogs secured a first-place finish at Elevate the Stage in Birmingham,…
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:45am
Senior biology major Anita Qualls of Johns Creek became the first student in UGA’s history to receive a Churchill Scholarship, which funds American students as they pursue a one-year master’s program in science, mathematics and engineering at the University of Cambridge (UK): The scholarship, which was first awarded in 1963, is given to 15 students each year after a rigorous application and interview process. This year’s recipients come from a…
Fri, 01/11/2019 - 11:24am
The National Institutes of Health has established UGA as a core center of efforts to unblock a bottleneck in biological and medical research: University of Georgia scientists will utilize genetics and quantum chemistry as tools for identifying unknown metabolites in the human body as one of five Compound Identification Development Cores in the United States. The initiative, funded by National Institutes of Health Metabolomics Common Fund, is…
Mon, 01/07/2019 - 10:51am
Franklin College double major (biology/psychology) Summer Roberson has built upon her experiences on campus and abroad to develop her passion for serving others: The summer following freshman year, I studied abroad in various locations in Australia and New Zealand. My cohort included students of all ages and majors. Lectures while hiking through Carnarvon Gorge and presentations that require you to snorkel through the Great Barrier Reef are…
Tue, 12/18/2018 - 10:47am
Senior biology major - with a neuroscience emphasis - Katie Irwin found her passion for advancing science through her own work studying neurodegenerative diseases and helping encourage others — especially young girls — to pursue successful careers in STEM fields: During my freshman year, I was able to join Jim Lauderdale’s developmental neuroscience lab in the department of cellular biology. In the lab, I direct my own project comparing the…
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:19am
Amazing biology student and Regenerative Bioscience Fellow Anita Qualls works hard in the lab in preparation for a career in academic medicine: After sophomore year, I spent eight weeks at Harvard Medical School as a research intern for Dr. Pankaj Agrawal at Boston Children’s Hospital. I collaborated with Harvard physicians at the Manton Center for Rare and Orphan Disease to write three pediatric clinical case papers on rare genetic disease and…
Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:28pm
Known as the Mic Man, hyping up the crowd at home football games, biology (B.S.)  and economics (A.B.) double major Chip Chambers is also an honors student with his sights set on business and public health. We particularly enjoyed the section of his profile where he describes some of his favorite professors: David Mustard taught principles of microeconomics my freshman year and sparked a love for economics that has continued to today. His…
Fri, 09/07/2018 - 11:48am
Biology and psychology double-major Emily Johnson's path to her dental career includes cheering on the Dawgs: From my very first week in Creswell 722, I knew that the four years I spent at this University would be special. Since I enjoy staying busy, I decided to get involved in a number of organizations across campus. The past three years, I have represented UGA by cheering at football, basketball, gymnastics and volleyball sporting events. I…
Mon, 07/02/2018 - 1:15pm
Vineet Raman of Marietta is among the young Indian Americans recently named to the Washington Leadership Program class of 2018: The WLP is a non-profit that seeks to develop the next generation of American leadership from the South Asian community. The nine scholars will be placed in congressional offices for an eight-week summer internship accompanied by a structured leadership curriculum. “We are excited to welcome the WLP Class of 2018, a…
Tags: Outstanding Advisor, poetry, Conner Hall, Science Olympiad at UGA
Tue, 05/22/2018 - 3:03pm
Recent research co-authored by department of genetics Ph.D. candidate Michelle Ziadie focuses on resources available for undergraduate evolution instructors. From the abstract of the paper: Evolution is a unifying theory in biology and is challenging for undergraduates to learn. An instructor’s ability to help students learn is influenced by pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), which is topic-specific knowledge of teaching and learning.…
Tags: Human Nature, Waffle House, Conner Hall, Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:59am
As we near commencement, with so many Franklin students [more than 1,850] preparing to enter the next stage of their lives and careers, many are reflecting on the impact of their campus experiences and especially those afforded by scholarship opportunities.  A few of those were celebrated on Monday, April 30 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education at the Advance UGA Conference. Sponsored by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations,…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Science Olympiad at UGA, Conner Hall, Office of Government Relations
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:36am
Double major (biology and psychology) Aparna Kanjhlia fell in love with UGA and has made the most of her opportunities on campus as she prepares for a career as a doctor: I was not a traditional undergraduate student. I moved from India after completing my high school education and transferred to the UGA Honors Program after securing an associate’s degree in biology. From the day I walked into my orientation and learned how to call the Dawgs, I…
Tags: Book Sale, Conner Hall, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, History