Dr. Fechheimer and his colleagues have determined that Hirano bodies may play a protective role in the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.
Graduate student Srinivasan Ramakrishnan was awarded a predoctoral fellowship by the American Heart Association. Sri studies the metabolism of parasites that can cause inflammatory heart disease.
Catherine Sullenberger won a Scholar of Excellence Assistantship. Justin Fellows won a Graduate School Assistantship. Kyona Jarrett is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and received a Summer Bridge Fellowship.
Dr. Lechtreck uses high-resolution microscopy and the powerful genetics of the Chlamydomonas model to study the biology of cilia/flagella. This organelle is affected in numerous human diseases.
Research at the University of Georgia provides insight into the question of why drugs are sometimes effective in treating parasitic diseases, while other times they have little or no effect.
A disease called toxoplasmosis is considered to be a leading cause of death attributed to foodborne illness in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Cellular Biology's Carrie Brooks and Maria Francia describe a highly specialized nuclear architecture in the human parasite Toxoplasma in a new paper in PNAS.
Natalia Starostina and Edward Kipreos discover a new mechanism that controls cell movement and that may play an important role in tumor metastasis.
Drs. Roberto Docampo and Daniel Colley were named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Graduate student Shilpa Akella and postdoctoral associate Dorota Wloga publish their discovery of a novel regulator of microtubules in Nature.