Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 4:57pm
This month we were proud to see the work of Jenna Jambeck and the New Materials Institute featured in the cover story of National Geographic. Jambeck, who inspired UGA associate professor of chemistry Jason Locklin and other researchers at UGA to get involved with the issue of plastic waste, now…
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 1:26pm
The cover of Molecular Cell in which the paper was originally published. In this initial adaptation phase, one of two different Cas4 proteins recognizes a signaling placeholder in the sequence that occurs adjacent to the snippet of DNA that is excised. When the Cas1 and Cas2 proteins are present…
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 3:03pm
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…
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:27am
In a new paper published in the journal Cell, genetics professor Kelly Dawe solves a long-sought mystery: Modern genetics is based on the idea that genes are passed on to progeny in a predictable fashion, as first described by 19th-century Austrian botanist Gregor Mendel. He determined that genes…
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 1:27pm
A striking new study published in the journal Cell shows details how ancient microbes that thrive in some of the world’s most extreme environments and modern-day humans have more in common than meets the eye—namely, they both respire and conserve energy using a similar molecular mechanism, one that…