Lisa Limeri

Postdoctoral Research Award 2020 Lisa Limeri, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, garnered extramural funding for an independent study of college students’ beliefs, or mindsets, about intelligence. Students who believe intelligence is improvable—a growth mindset—are more likely to respond to academic...

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Noelia Lander

Postdoctoral Research Award 2020 Noelia Lander, a cellular biologist and postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Tropical & Emerging Global Diseases, has used her research to advance understanding of a dangerous parasite affecting millions of people worldwide. She adapted the CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing system for the study...

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Jeffrey Meier

Postdoctoral Research Award 2019 Jeffrey Meier, a postdoctoral research and teaching associate in the Department of Mathematics, addresses the field of low-dimensional topology. “Low-dimensional” generally refers to dimensions less than five, and topology research often probes the structures of spaces by looking at embedded objects in...

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Monica Cartelle Gestal

Postdoctoral Research Award 2019 Monica Cartelle Gestal, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Infectious Diseases, has developed critical expertise in host-pathogen interactions of Bordetella spp., the bacteria that produce pertussis. Whooping cough, as it’s more commonly known, was designated a priority emergence infectious disease...

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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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Hongmin Chen

Postdoctoral Research Award 2017 Hongmin Chen, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemistry, is recognized for his contributions to the engineering of nanoparticles for imaging and therapy. Two projects are related to the synthesis and use of nanoparticles for imaging and cancer treatment. In one...

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Kevin Vogel

Postdoctoral Research Award 2016 Kevin Vogel, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of entomology, uses comparative genomics and molecular biology to study reproduction and development processes in mosquitoes. Over the last three years, he worked to identify and characterize a hormone receptor that, when silenced, blocked the...

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Alexander Tokarev

Postdoctoral Research Award 2016 Alexander Tokarev, a former postdoctoral research associate in the department of textiles merchandising and interiors, is recognized for his role in creating a new, inexpensive way to manufacture extraordinarily thin polymer strings commonly known as nanofibers. The new method, dubbed “magnetospinning,” provides a...

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Olivia Perwitasari

Postdoctoral Research Award 2015 Olivia Perwitasari, a postdoctoral researcher in the department of infectious diseases, has made remarkable contributions to the field of antiviral therapeutics and the host-virus interactions to govern infection outcome. Her work at UGA has focused on the repurposing of available drugs as new...

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