biochemistry

Strand elected to National Academy of Sciences

Posted 1 year 1 month ago
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University of Georgia Regents' Professor Michael R. Strand has received one of the highest honors a scientist can receive-election to the National Academy of Sciences:

Strand, who holds an appointment in the entomology department of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and an affiliated appointment in the genetics department of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is UGA's eighth member of the National Academies, which include the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Medicine.

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Record number of NSF Graduate Research Fellowships for UGA students, alumni

Posted 1 year 2 months ago
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As the largest, most diverse college on campus, the Franklin College is home to more than half of the record number of UGA students and alumni who were awarded 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships:

Twenty UGA students and alumni were among the 2,000 fellows selected from over 13,000 applicants nationwide for the 2017 competition. NSF Graduate Research Fellowships recognize and support outstanding graduate students in STEM-science, technology, engineering and mathematics-disciplines. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, along with a $...

Dean Tate Scholar Chantal Van Landeghem

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
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Georgia swimmer Chantal Van Landeghem was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and was named the organization's 2016 Dean William Tate Scholar:

The Dean William Tate Scholar is an award given annually to an outstanding inductee of Phi Beta Kappa, having earned a perfect 4.0 in his or her field of study. Van Landeghem, a senior studying psychology, is Georgia's first-ever student-athlete to receive the award.

"Today means so much," Van Landeghem said. "I've always taken my academics very seriously and they've been a top priority for me. To be recognized for that...

"Aging and the Immortal Germline

Posted 1 year 7 months ago
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Today's Charter Lecture brings one of the world's foremost authorities on the molecular biology and genetics of aging and life extension, [and Franklin College alumna] Cynthia Kenyon, back to UGA:

Her lecture, "Aging and the Immortal Germline," is open free to the public. It will be held Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

Kenyon, who graduated as co-valedictorian with bachelor's degrees in chemistry and biochemistry from UGA in 1976, is the vice president of aging research for Calico LLC, a Google-funded company focused on aging research and therapeutics. She has been a...

CCRC-Franklin researchers target cancer stem cells

Posted 3 years 6 months ago

A new paper by research scientists at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center focuses on cancer stem cells:

the research team demonstrates that the sugar molecule, made by an enzyme known as GnT-V, regulates the development of a particular subset of cancerous cells known as cancer stem cells.

Much like normal stem cells that sustain organs and tissues, cancer stem cells can self-renew, and their cellular offspring clump together to form tumors. Conventional treatments like surgery, chemotherapy or radiation may reduce overall tumor size, but if they do not kill the cancer...

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