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Scholarship recipients speak at Advance UGA Conference

Posted 2 weeks 3 days 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 weeks 5 days 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 2 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...

Amazing student: Makenzie Kitchens

Posted 3 months 1 week ago
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International travel, study and service led senior double major (biology, psychology) Makenzie Kitchens toward finding her path:

UGA has provided me many opportunities to participate in life-changing experiences. I have had the privilege of being a part of the UGA cheerleading team for the last four years. We have traveled together as a team to many places to cheer on the Dawgs and represent our school. We cheer for several sporting events including football, basketball, gymnastics and volleyball. I also act as an ambassador for the university at various alumni and charity events....

Amazing Student: Stephan George

Posted 4 months 1 week ago
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Triple Franklin major Stephan George (B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; B.S. Genetics; B.S. Biology) is committed to making a difference for people with disabilities:

I am currently conducting a research project in the Wells laboratory at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center. I am investigating the role that seven mutations in a gene called O-GlcNAc Transferase play in the development of intellectual disability. I also recently began a project studying the role of the sugar GlcNAc in satiety signaling via the leptin response pathway.

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