biology

Triple Franklin major Raman named to Washington Leadership Program

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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Vineet Raman of Marietta is among the young Indian Americans recently named to the Washington Leadership Program class of 2018:

The WLP is a non-profit that seeks to develop the next generation of American leadership from the South Asian community. The nine scholars will be placed in congressional offices for an eight-week summer internship accompanied by a structured leadership curriculum.

“We are excited to welcome the WLP Class of 2018, a group of talented and brilliant young South Asians who are ready to create positive change for their communities,” the program said in a...

Moving Evolution Education Forward

Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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Recent research co-authored by department of genetics Ph.D. candidate Michelle Ziadie focuses on resources available for undergraduate evolution instructors. From the abstract of the paper:

Evolution is a unifying theory in biology and is challenging for undergraduates to learn. An instructor’s ability to help students learn is influenced by pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), which is topic-specific knowledge of teaching and learning. Instructors need PCK for every topic they teach, which is a tremendous body of knowledge to develop alone. However, investigations of undergraduate...

Scholarship recipients speak at Advance UGA Conference

Posted 3 months 1 week ago
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As we near commencement, with so many Franklin students [more than 1,850] preparing to enter the next stage of their lives and careers, many are reflecting on the impact of their campus experiences and especially those afforded by scholarship opportunities. 

A few of those were celebrated on Monday, April 30 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education at the Advance UGA Conference. Sponsored by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, with welcoming and opening remarks were made by Kelly Kerner, VP for DAR, and President Morehead, the event featured speakers as well as...

Amazing student: Aparna Kanjhlia

Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
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Double major (biology and psychology) Aparna Kanjhlia fell in love with UGA and has made the most of her opportunities on campus as she prepares for a career as a doctor:

I was not a traditional undergraduate student. I moved from India after completing my high school education and transferred to the UGA Honors Program after securing an associate’s degree in biology. From the day I walked into my orientation and learned how to call the Dawgs, I have been in love with this institution! The Bulldog family is humungous with even bigger hearts and they welcomed me with open arms. With...

New glycoscience informatics portal: GlyGen

Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago
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Glycoscience is the study of the structure and function of carbohydrates — organic compounds that play critical roles in nearly every aspect of biology. UGA is a partner in a new project that will soon be able to provide a way for questions asked by those studying glycoscience to be answered by big data:

The National Institutes of Health has jointly awarded a $10 million grant to UGA and George Washington University to build a glycoscience informatics portal, called GlyGen, necessary for glycoscience to advance. GlyGen will also integrate glycan data with gene and protein data, to...

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