Dr. Vasant Muralidharan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular Biology, and his research team at the University of Georgia’s Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases are making great strides in understanding how the parasite Plasmodium falciparum invades human red blood cells to cause malaria symptoms that include fever, severe anemia, breathing difficulty, and kidney failure.

Dr. Julie Stanton is one of four recipients of the 2018 Sandy Beaver Excellence in Teaching Award. These awards for excellence in teaching honor outstanding faculty in the Franklin College who have shown a sustained commitment to high-quality instruction.

A Toxoplasma gondii parasite with cytosolic Green fluorescent protein and the mitochondrial red fluorescent marker.

Dr. Silvia Moreno and her research team at the University of Georgia’s Center for Tropical & Emerging Global Diseases and Department of Cellular Biology are providing evidence that it is possible to develop a drug combination to target Toxoplasmosis that synergistically inhibits both host and parasite enzymes.