Alexandra Scharf

Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award 2017 Alexandra Scharf, a recent doctoral graduate in bioengineering and large animal medicine and surgery, is recognized for her research in MRI-based molecular and cellular imaging and the application of this technology to cell-based, regenerative therapies. Scharf has been instrumental in developing...

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Erin Baker

James L. Carmon Scholarship Award 2018 Erin Baker, a doctoral student in genetics, is studying the molecular mechanisms governing thymus aging that could be used to treat disease and improve regenerative therapies. The thymus, which plays a crucial role in immune system function, is the organ...

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James C. Beasley

Fred C. Davison Early Career Scholar Award 2018 James C. Beasley, assistant professor in the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, incorporates modern field techniques to study the spatial ecology and population dynamics of vertebrate wildlife in human-altered ecosystems. He has...

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Sungjin Kim

Postdoctoral Research Award 2018 Sungjin Kim, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, has reached two important conclusions about biochemical processes in cancer cells. First, he clearly demonstrated that a high-fat diet plays a critical role in the progression of prostate tumors,...

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Anat Florentin

Postdoctoral Research Award 2018 Anat Florentin, a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, studies molecular mechanisms that drive life stages of Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest of parasite species that infect humans with malaria. During her exceptionally productive years at UGA, she...

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Andreas Copan

James L. Carmon Scholarship Award 2018 Andreas Copan, a doctoral student in chemistry, has consistently shown himself to be self-motivated, highly talented and perceptive in identifying important problems. In his years at UGA, he has developed a deep understanding of molecular electronic structure theory and wide-ranging...

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Daniel Becker

Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award 2018 Daniel Becker, a recent doctoral graduate in ecology, is recognized for his explorations of food subsidies and infectious disease both broadly and in vampire bats. In Latin America, vampire bat populations have expanded during recent decades in response to the...

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Jonathon Vandezande

Graduate Student Excellence-in-Research Awards 2018 Jonathon Vandezande, a recent doctoral candidate in computational and quantum chemistry, has established a record of distinction in both academics and independent research. With a creative understanding of how to overcome scientific challenges, he has shown a strong ability to bring...

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Joseph Kindler

Graduate Student Excellence-in-Research Awards 2018 Joseph Kindler, a recent doctoral graduate in foods and nutrition, has created a body of work that is already influencing the field of nutrition and bone health on an international scale, publishing as the lead or co-author on nine peer-reviewed publications....

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Dan Du

Graduate Student Excellence-in-Research Awards 2018 Dan Du, a recent doctoral candidate in history, combines analytical methods drawn from economics, cultural studies, and material culture in an extraordinarily innovative way. Her dissertation examined the impacts of the Sino-American tea trade from 1784 through the early 20th century....

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