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Jan 03, 2018 Undergraduate research Garrett Cooper joins the research group. Welcome!
Jan 03, 2018 Lab publishes Cryptosporidium enrichment protocol. The work represents several years of development with the late Steve Upton. doi:/10.1016/j.molbiopara.2017.12.004
Jan 03, 2018 Shubham Basu graduates with his Master’s in Bioinformatics. Congratulations! He is busy interviewing for positions.
Jan 03, 2018 MicrobiomeDB is released. Woohoo! doi:10.1093/nar/gkx1027
Jan 03, 2018 Megan DeBarry says goodbye way too soon. You will be missed!
Jan 03, 2018 Cool collaboration with the Sinai Lab reveals plasticity of cell-cycle regulation in Toxoplasma. doi:10.1128/mBio.01846-17
Jan 03, 2018 MaHPIC publishes a major finding implicating monocytes in the disruption of erythropoiesis during acute malaria in macaques. doi:10.1186/s12936-017-2029-z
Jan 03, 2018 Undergraduate researcher Hannah Stealey heads back to school. You will be missed!
Jan 03, 2018 The MaHPIC research team implements a new framework to facilitate very fast mining of omics and clinical data in a relational framework. Good Job everyone! arXiv:1706.07992
Jan 03, 2018 The MaHPIC team published a really neat Pac-Bio Hi-C correct P. knowlesi genome sequence assembly and annotation. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00883-16
Jan 03, 2018 Bill & Melinda Gates award a grant to David Roos and the EuPathDB team to apply our framework to Clinical and epidemiological data mining! Exciting!
Jan 03, 2018 Megan DeBarry joins the lab to help us out, short-term, with a data crunch. Thank you!
Jan 03, 2018 Undergraduate researcher Hannah Stealey joins the research group. Welcome!
May 17, 2017 Ousman Mahmud has first paper from his thesis published. It is about apicomplexan sugar transporters. doi: 10.1155/2017/1707231 Yippie!
May 17, 2017 The group says goodbye to Suman Pakala. He has supported the MaHPIC data validation effort for the last 4 years. We wish him all the best with his new position at UGA.
Apr 19, 2017 The Research group says goodbye to Betsy Wenthe. Her administrative talents supported the group through many a storm in her nearly 8 years with the group. She will be missed greatly. Her family on the other hand got Mommy back and for that we are all happy!
Apr 19, 2017 The Research group welcomes Rachel Hatfield as our new Administrative Specialist. Welcome aboard!
Apr 19, 2017 Ousman Mahmud has first chapter form thesis accepted for publication. Yippie!!
Apr 19, 2017 Nicolas Lackman joins the MaHPIC Team. Welcome aboard!
Apr 19, 2017 Ousman Mahmud accepts Post-doctoral position at St. Jude. We will miss you.
Apr 19, 2017 Bob Belnap joins the EuPathDB Systems Team. Welcome aboard!
Apr 19, 2017 EuPathDB published update paper to highlight new data, tools and features. Yippie! (Nucleic Acids Res (2017) 45 (D1): D581-D591)
Apr 19, 2017 Shelton Griffith graduates with his Masters in Bioinformatics, Yippie!!
Apr 19, 2017 The MaHPIC team publishes P. cynomolgi clinical data manuscript. (Malaria Journal 2016 15:451)
Apr 19, 2017 The MaHPIC team releases a new P. coatneyi genome sequence assembled via PacBio. (Genome Announc. 2016 Vol.4 No. 5)
Apr 19, 2017 Ousman Mahmud successfully defends his thesis and graduates with a PhD in Genetics! Yippie!! He will stay on for a few months as a Post-doctoral researcher.
Apr 19, 2017 The group said goodbye to Eve Basenko. She transferred to the Liverpool arm of the EuPathDB/Wellcome Trust project. Good news is, she is still with the project. Yeah!
Apr 19, 2017 Genome sequences from the Cryptosporidium community white paper are published. (Pathog Dis. 2016 Oct;74 (7))
Apr 19, 2017 The lab said goodbye to Irfan Ozen, he went back to Turkey after a productive summer internship working on the MaHPIC project
Apr 19, 2017 Visiting graduate student Raymond Nyasa publishes first chapter from his successfully defended thesis. Great job! (Malaria Journal 2016 15:281)
Jul 27, 2016 Kissinger pens a News and Views for two groundbreaking P. vivax population genetic studies published in Nature Genetics.
Jul 27, 2016 The group says goodbye to summer REU student Noah Legall. He mastered SQL and helped to facilitate MaHPIC data deposition this summer. He will be missed.
Jul 27, 2016 The lab says goodbye to post-bac PREP scholar Brent Allman. He is off to Emory for graduate school. He will be missed.
Jul 11, 2016 The group welcomes visiting undergraduate researcher Irfan Ozen, of Erciyes University in Turkey. He will be working on systems biology databases for a summer internship project. Welcome!
Jul 11, 2016 The group welcomes incoming UGA ILS graduate student John Ludwig to the laboratory. He is starting his rotations early. He is interested in evolution and phylogenetics. He has previous experience working with the tick Ixodes scapulars. Welcome!
Jul 11, 2016 The group welcomes undergraduate researcher Noah Legall to the lab. He is here as part of a UGA REU program. His home school is UNC Chapel Hill. He will be focusing on mining relational databases to prepare systems biology data for submission to archival repositories. Lots of SQL! Welcome!
May 01, 2016 The research group welcomes the return of Jeremy DeBarry, Ph.D. to the group. He has been working as a Data Analyst for the CyVerse (formerly iPLANT) team. He will be the Data Coordinator for the new DARPA-funded THoR’s HAMMER project. Welcome back!
May 01, 2016 The research group welcomes Evelina Basenko, Ph.D. to the EuPathDB project. She will be joining our Outreach Team. She brings years of fungal experience to the team. Welcome!
May 01, 2016 The research group welcomes Drew Spruill to the EuPathDB project. He will be joining our Systems Administration Team. Welcome!
May 01, 2016 Grant to enhance the annotation of human-infecting Cryptosporidium species is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Yeah!
May 01, 2016 The research group says good bye to Matt Guidry. He is off to the University System Board of Regents Computing Center. He will be missed.
May 01, 2016 A collaborative project between Emory (lead institution), Georgia-Tech and UGA is funded by DARPA to study host resilience. Yeah!
May 01, 2016 A collaborative project between the University of Liverpool (lead) and several other UK and US institutions is funded to enhance eukaryotic microbial pathogen annotation and access is funded by the Wellcome Trust. Yeah!
May 01, 2016 The research group welcomes the return of Rodgrio Baptista, Ph.D. to the group. He has finished his Ph.D. and a year of Post doctoral research with professor Daniella Bartholomeu in Brazil. He will be working on Cryptosporidium comparative genomics. Welcome back!
May 01, 2016 The research group says good bye to Ben Hsieh. Thanks for help out while you were able.
Aug 24, 2015 The research group welcomes ILS graduate student Yiran Li for her first rotation. She will be working on parasite comparative genomics. Welcome!
Aug 24, 2015 The research group welcomes post-baccalaureate PREP scholar Brent Allman to the group. He will be co-advised in infectious disease modeling by Juan Gutierrez and Jessie Kissinger. Welcome!
Aug 24, 2015 The research group welcomes researcher Ben Hsieh to the group for a short research project working on the genomics of Cryptosporidium. Welcome!
Jul 16, 2015 Jessie Kissinger joins the editorial board of Microbial Genomics (MGen), a new open access, open data, double-blind review journal. Check it out at:
Jul 14, 2015 Ranjani Namasivayam successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis. Way to go Ranjani! She will be leaving us at the end of the month for a post-doctoral position with Alan Sher at NIH. We wish her all the best.
May 11, 2015 IOB Graduate Student Shelton Griffith receives an NIH F31 Award. Congratulations!
May 08, 2015 Genetics undergraduate student Jacob Fuller graduates. Congratulations!
Mar 02, 2015 IOB Graduate Student Shubham Basu joins our Research Group. Welcome!
Jan 05, 2015 Genetics undergraduate student Jacob Fuller joins the Research Group. He will work with Genetics graduate student, Sivaranjani Namasivayam. Welcome!
Dec 18, 2014 NIH renewed the Eukaryotic Pathogen Database Bioinformatics Resource Center, for up to an additional 5 years. The press release can be found here
Oct 20, 2014 The first paper analyzing data from the Malaria Host-Pathogen Interaction Center (MaHPIC) has been published, Kevin Lee, Weiwei Yin, Dalia Arafat, Yan Tang, Karan Uppal, Monica Cabrera-Mora, Alberto Moreno, Esmeralda Meyer, Jeremy DeBarry, Suman Pakala, Vishal Nayak, Jessica C. Kissinger, Dean Jones, Mary Galinski, Mark Styczynski, and Greg Gibson. Integration of Transcriptomics and Metabolomics in a Rhesus Macaque Drug Administration Study Front. Cell Dev. Biol., 08 October 2014 | doi: 10.3389/fcell.2014.00054
Oct 20, 2014 We welcome Mr. Jay Humphries to the MaHPIC project Informatics Core. Mr. Humphries has significant bioinformatics experience from time spent at Georgia Tech and Ensembl Genomes project. Welcome!
Oct 20, 2014 We welcome Institute of Bioinformatics Graduate student Shelton Griffin to our research group. Welcome!
Oct 20, 2014 Administrate Assistant Ms. Betsy Wenthe had her second child. Welcome to the world baby Thomas!
Oct 20, 2014 We said goodbye to Assistant Research Scientist Dr. Jeremy DeBarry. His fantastic new position is Scientific Analyst for iPlant He will be missed! We wish him all the best with this next stage of his career.
Agu 28, 2014 Jessie Kissinger in a collaborative project with Dr. Guilherme Oliveira wins a CNPq Science Without Borders Award to be carried out at the Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou - FIOCRUZ, MG, Brazil.
Agu 15, 2014 Computer Science Graduate Student Mustafa Nural joins the MaHPIC project at increased effort as a Scientific Computing Professional Principal. Welcome!
Jul 07, 2014 Visiting students, Juliana Assis Geraldo and Francislon Silva de Oliveira have finished their internship and are returning to Brazil after four months of hard and productive work. They will be missed.
Jul 07, 2014 Jenna Oberstaller’s ApiAP2 evolution paper was published in NAR.
Jul 07, 2014 Dr. Jeremy DeBarry’s work on the fate of genome duplications in the Apicomplexan genome was published in PLoS One.
Jul 07, 2014 Sivaranjani Namasivayam was accepted into the Biology of Parasitism course at Woods Hole! She will be gone for 7 weeks learning all the latest in the field.
Jul 07, 2014 Undergraduate student Alex Winkles joins the research group to work on Sarcocystis annotation. Welcome!
Jul 07, 2014 MaHPIC publishes its first paper Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Jul 07, 2014 Brazilian Master’s students Juliana Assis Geraldo and Francislon Silva de Oliveira join the research group for a 4 month research training experience. Juliana will assemble the genome of the Brazilian milk cow and Francislon will build the new version of Welcome!
Aug 05, 2013 The Oberstaller et al., C. parvum gene expression analysis has been published: Here is the link:
Aug 05, 2013 We would like to welcome Suman Pakala to the Research group. He is joining us from JCVI. He will be working on the Malaria Host-Pathogen interaction Center project. Welcome!
Aug 05, 2013 We would like to welcome UGA Computer Science graduate student Mustafa Nural to the Malaria Host-Pathogen interaction Center project. Welcome!
Aug 05, 2013 We would like to welcome UGA Computer Science student Michael Cotterell to the Research group. He will be preparing our Web service additions to the Galaxy tool shed this summer. Welcome!
Mar 28, 2013 Betsy Wenthe wins the Office of International Education "Open Arms Award" for her help, and guidance of International student visitors and the challenges they face. Congratulations !!!!
Mar 25, 2013 Graduate student Ranjani Namasivayam has won the Genetics Department Mote award. This will provide her with $1,000 for her research. Congratulations Ranjani!
Mar 25, 2013 Undergraduate student Katharine Korunes has been accepted for a summer REU at the University of Wyoming to study molecular evolution with David Liberles. Enjoy!
Feb 11, 2013 Bioinformatics Programmer/Analyst Vishal Nayak has joined the lab as part of the MaHPIC project. Welcome VIshal!
Jan 23, 2013 Malaria Host-Pathogen Interaction Center Web Site is released ( It marks the beginning of the Systems Biology Project.
Jan 17, 2013 Katharine Korunes, Undergraduate Genetics Major, Honor's student and researcher in the lab to present at 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
Katharine's abstract submission, "Annotation of the Sarcocystis neurona Genome – Challenges and Lessons Learned," was approved for presentation at NCUR 2013 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Chosen from more than 3,500 submissions, her abstract was deemed to demonstrate a unique contribution to the field of study and is being afforded the opportunity to present her work to her peers, faculty, and staff from around the world.
Oct 28, 2012 Graduate student Alok Dhamanaskar has moved on following his Master's degree. He found a programming job in Atlanta that he couldn't pass up. We wish him well.
Oct 07, 2012 Our research group is excited to be a part of the MaHPIC project! We along with UGA Assistant Professor Juan Gutierrez will serve as the Informatics Core for the project, collaborating with research groups at Emory, Georgia Tech, and the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to model host-pathogen interactions during malaria infections. ( NIH awards Georgia malaria re search consortium up to $19.4 million contract )
Oct 04, 2012 Ms. Janie Wolf has joined the lab as Temporary Administrative Associate. Welcome Janie!
Oct 04, 2012 Computer Science graduate student Akshay Choche has joined the Web Service Ontology project. Welcome Akshay!
Sep 04, 2012 System Administrator Matt Guidry joins the EuPathDB Team. Welcome aboard!
Aug 01, 2012 Jessie Kissinger was promoted to full professor! Congratulations Jessie!
Jul 19, 2012 Jenna Oberstaller successfully defended her Doctoral thesis. Yeah! She will be moving to a Post-doctoral position at the University of Southern Florida with Professor John Adams.
Jul 18, 2012 Computer Science student Alok Dhamanaskar successfully defended his Master's thesis.
May 24, 2012 Web Developer David Falke joins the EuPathDB Team. Welcome aboard!
May 23, 2012 REU student Brynn Claypoole of UPENN interns with the research group. She will study apicomplexan rRNA.
May 11, 2012 Allyson Byrd has completed her undergraduate thesis and is off to graduate school at Boston University. She will spend her summer as a Biology of Parasitism course assistant in Woods Hole.
May 07, 2012 Graduate Student Ousman Mahmud joins the research group. He is working on the Sarcocystis neurona genome.
Aug. 09, 2011 Genetics graduate student Jenna Oberstaller wins an ARCS fellowship.
Aug. 09, 2011 Institute of Bioinformatics graduate student Juber Patel will be joining the research group. Welcome!
Aug. 09, 2011 Institute of Bioinformatics graduate student, Joshua Bridgers successful defende d his Master's thesis entitled "Building a Framework: The Sarcocystis neurona Genome Project"
Aug. 09, 2011 Undergraduate student Parth Sehgal, a Genetics/Computer Science double major has joined the research group. Welcome!
Jun. 28, 2011 Jessie Kissinger is named as the second Director of the Institute of Bioinformatics. She succeeds GRA Eminent scholar Professor Ying Xu. Her position begins on July 1, 2011
Jun. 28, 2011 Jenna Oberstaller wins an Ellison TIPS Fellowship to test malaria diagnostic targets we identified in Thailand with Dr. Jetsumon Sattabongkot Prachumsri.
May 12, 2011 Graduate student Jenna Oberstaller has been awarded a slot on the CTEGD NIH Training Grant.
May 04, 2011 Undergraduate researcher, Allyson Byrd has been accepted in the NIH summer internship program. She will be working with Michael Grigg in the laboratory of parasitic diseases.
May 04, 2011 Post-doc Jeremy DeBarry's research on Apicomplexan genome synteny hasjust been published in MBE
May 04, 2011 Graduate student Jenna Oberstaller and Jeremy DeBarry's work with CDC collaborators to use genomics to define new malaria diagnostic targets has just been published in JCM
May 04, 2011 Dr. Fudong Yu and Huayong Xu from SCBIT, Shanghai China and Dr. Adhemar Zerlotini Neto and Eric Aguira of CeBio/CPqRR in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, have arrived to work on a three month project to build enhanced database resources for Schistosoma using EuPathDB tools. Mr. Huayong Xu and Dr. Zerlotini Neto each won travel awards to participate in this project via Schistosoma BWF funds administered by Professor Jim McKerrow.
Mar. 16, 2011 Susanne Warrenfelz, Ph.D has joined the EuPathDB Team. She will be working on community outreach and aspects of the User Interface. Welcome aboard!
Mar. 16, 2011 Alok Dhamanaskar, a Master's student in Computer Science has joined the Web service ontology project.
Mar. 16, 2011 Adhemar Zerlotini and Eric from the Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou - FIOCRUZ and and Dr. Fudong Yu and Huayong Xu of the Shanghai Center for Bioinformation Technology will visit for three months beginning in May to construct database resources for Schistosoma parasites.
Mar. 16, 2011 Dr. Turgay Ibrikci will be visiting the lab for a short sabbatical from Curkurova University in Turkey beginning in June, 2011. He is interested in computational approaches to understanding gene regulation.
Mar. 16, 2011 Tess Griffin a graduate student in the Institute of Bioinformatics is rotating in the lab until the end of the semester. She will work on ontology terms for Web services.
Mar. 16, 2011 Undergraduate Honors student Katharine Korunes will start a research project in the lab. She will work with Dr. Satomi Kato to study the mitochondrial genome in Toxoplasma gondii.
Oct. 28, 2010 Madhumati Mukherjee, a first-year Genetics graduate student has joined our laboratory for a rotation. She has chosen a bioinformatics project.
Sep. 08, 2010 Sivaranjani Namasivayam, a Ph.D. student in the Institute of Bioinformatics has joined the Research Group. She will work on the annotation of Sarcocystis neurona genome.
Sep. 08, 2010 Genetics Undergraduate student Allyson Byrd has joined the research group. She will begin with a bioinformatics project.
Jun. 11, 2010 Dr. Satomi Kato will be joining the research group on Sept 1, 2010 as a senior post-doctoral researcher. She is currently at the CDC and her research focus is Cryptosporidium.
Jun. 11, 2010 Dr. Segun Fatumo of Covenant University in Nigeria will be joining our research group for 6 months of collaborative bioinformatics research in July, 2010.
Jun. 11, 2010 Mr. Raymond Nyasa, a graduate student in Cameroon will be joining our research group for 6 months of bioinformatics training in June, 2010.
Jun. 11, 2010 Ms. Shaneka Smalls of Atlanta Clarke University will spend the summer with our research group. Her research interest is foodborne pathogens.
Apr. 19, 2010 NIH funds a collaborative proposal to build integrative tools for Parasite research. This project is a collaboration between the lead PI, Chris Stoeckert at UPENN, Jessie Kissinger and John Miller of UGA and Mark Musen and Natasha Noy of Stanford.
Apr. 19, 2010 Honors student Jonathan Trebble-Greening joins the Research Group to conduct undergraduate research
Apr. 19, 2010 IOB graduate student Joshua Bridgers joins the Research Group. Joshua will work on a genome annotation project.
Apr. 8, 2010 Genetics Graduate Student Jenna Oberstaller wins an Alton Fellowship
Nov. 29, 2009 Genetics graduate student Jenna Oberstaller wins an Ellison Medical Foundation / Training Innovations in Parasitologic Studies (TIPS) Fellowship from the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases to study malaria diagnosis in Tanzania.
Oct. 1, 2009 NIH contract funds for an additional 5 years. EuPathDB is a large collaborative project between David Roos and Chris Stoeckert at the University of Pennsylvania and our lab at UGA.
Sep. 22, 2009 Sarcocystis genome sequence funded. A project led by Dan Howe at the University of Kentucky will generate the S. neurona genome sequence. We will work with Dan to annotate the genome and host an annotation jamboree.
Sep 22, 2009 Our NIH-Fogarty D43 International Training Grant with Guilherme Oliveira at the CPqRR-FioCruz in Brazil has been renewed for a second 5 years
Apr 6, 2009 Graduate student Jenna Oberstaller is awarded a slot on the Genetics Department NIH-training grant. Way to go Jenna!
Apr 1, 2009 Nandita Mullapudi's thesis research on gene regulation in Toxoplasma to be published in Genome Biology
Mar 30, 2009 Jessie Kissinger receives Creative Research Medal. Click here for more info.
Sep 18, 2008 Jessie Kissinger for being named a National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies in recognitionof extraordinary service to the NRC
Sep 3, 2008 Ganesh Srinivasamoorthy will be joining the EuPathDB Project on September 26th.
Sep 3, 2008 Betsy Wang will be joining the group as an Administrative Associate September 4th. Welcome!
Sep 3, 2008 Taoran Dong, an IOB Ph.D. student has selected our group for her first Rotation.
Sep 3, 2008 Adhemar Zerlotini is returning to his native Brazil to complete his Ph.D. We will miss you!
Sep 3, 2008 Chih-Horng Kuo's manuscript "Consistent and contrasting properties of lineage-specific genes in the apicomplexan parasites Plasmodium and Theileria" has been published in BMC Evolutionary Biology
Jun 10, 2008 Chih-Horng Kuo successfully defended thesis on March 4th, 2008 and is off to a post-doctoral research position with Howard Ochman and the University of Arizona.
Jun 10, 2008 Genetics graduate students Jenna Oberstaller and Wenyuan Xiao join the laboratory for their Ph.D. research.
May 10, 2008 Jeremy DeBarry will join the laboratory as a post-doctoral researcher in July 2008. He did is Ph.D. at the University of Georgia with Dr. Jeff Bennetzen.
Apr 20, 2008 Congratulations to Adhemar. His two submissions, entitled 'From genes to drug targets: Applications for parasitic organisms' and 'Integration and use of Schistosoma mansoni genomic data for the discovery of candidate therapeutic targets', have been accepted to the ISMB 2008 Posters.
Feb 26, 2008 Chih-Horng Kuo will defend his Ph.D. thesis "Theoretical investigation of host defense strategy evolution and phylogenomic dissection of apicomplexan parasites" Tuesday March 4th, 2PM in B116 Life Sciences.
Feb 26, 2008 Jenna Oberstaller (Genetics Department) will rotate in the lab beginning March 3.
Feb 26, 2008 Abhijeet Bakre, Ph.D. and Kathy Couch Jones will be leaving the group in mid-March to further pursue their research and career interests. We will miss them greatly.
Feb 26, 2008 Tonya Cox will be joining the lab on March 21th.
Feb 26, 2008 Ryan Thibodeau will be joining the ApiDB project on March 17th.
Feb 26, 2008 Gregorio Perez Cordon, Ph.D. will be joining the Kissigner Research Group on April 1.
Jan 24, 2008 Christopher Ross, a professional web designer, will be joining the ApiDB project on February 4th.
Jan 14, 2008 Dr. Cheong Xin Chan's seminar will be Thursday, Jan. 17 12:30-1:45pm in room 341 of the Coverdell Center. The title of the talk will be, "Studying the genomes: a journey from EST in seaweeds to LGT in prokaryotes."
Dec 17, 2007 Maryam Panahiazar will be joining the lab as a Ph.D. student in Bioinformatics January 7th, 2008.
Dec 12, 2007 Dr. Keith Woods of the Univ. of Kansas will visit the lab from Jan 6-Jan 15 to collaborate on a Cryptosporidium gene expression project
Dec 12, 2007 Cheong Xin Chan of the University of Queensland will interview for a molecular evolution post-doctoral position in the lab Jan 16-19
Dec 12, 2007 Dr. Sandeep Joseph will join the laboratory on January 2nd as a post-doctoral fellow studying gene expression in Cryptosporidium.
Sep 28, 2007 Wendy Grus (The University of Michigan), a molecular evolution post-doc candidate, will present an a seminar - "Evolution of the vomeronasal system viewed through system-specific genes" on October 1, at 4:00pm. Location: Coverdell Center, Room 339.
Aug 27, 2007 We welcome Wenyuan Xiao as a Ph.D student in the Genetics department. Wenyuan will be a visitor in our lab until he begins his laboratory rotations.
Jul 18, 2007 Post-doctoral positions available. Click here for more info
Apr 26, 2007 Congratulations to Nandita Mullapudi for an excellent seminar and successful defense of her thesis entitled "Identification and functional characterization of cis regulatory elements in the Apicomplexa"
Apr 15, 2007 Congratulations to Chih-Horng Kuo for being awarded a Dissertation Completion Award by the Graduate School. These are very competitive, non-teaching assistantships given to highly qualified doctoral students who are in their final year of study. (4/14/2007)
Mar 27, 2007 Congratulations to Erica Hall, she was named as a first runner up in the UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Award. She will receive $100 at the CURO Symposium Award Ceremony on April 9th
Mar 2, 2007 Congratulations to Nandita who has just received word that she has won an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.
Feb 22, 2007 The Cryptosporidium white paper has been accepted. We will be working with Steve Upton and the Broad to generate C. parvum ESTs. Yeah!!!>
Feb 05, 2007 Welcome to Philip Berry, a Genetics graduate student rotating in the lab during spring 2007
Feb 05, 2007 Welcome to Adhemar, a visitor from Brazil. He and Adriana will be working on a database project funded by our Fogarty training grant. Adriana will be back to teach him what she has been working on.
Jan 23, 2007 Congratulations to undergraduate student Erica Hall who was selected to give a talk on her research at the 21st National Conference on Undergraduate Research in April, 2007. Her talk, "Intracellular Gene Transfer from the Mitochondrion to the Nucleus in Toxoplasma gondii," will be given at Dominican University of California in April 2007.
Jan 09, 2007 Graduate student Nandita Mullapudi publishes analyses of Cryptosporidium cis-regulatory elements in BMC Genomics! - Identification of putative cis-regulatory elements in Cryptosporidium parvum by de novo pattern finding; BMC Genomics, Jan 2007.
Dec 1, 2006 Lab awarded NIH R01 grant to study genome evolution in the Apicomplexa
Nov 17, 2006 release v3.4 - A new User Login process. Preview release of Cryptosporidium sporozoite proteomic data from MS/MS analysis
Nov 17, 2006 release v2.1 - An Integrated Genomics Resource for Apicomplexan Parasites. This release inludes new federated queries.
Oct 25, 2006 Doctoral student, Chih-Horng Kuo, received the James L. Carmon Honorarium from the University of Georgia Research Foundation for innovative use of computers.
Abhijeet Bakre, Ph.D. joins the laboratory as a post-doctoral Fellow. His thesis research was on mobile elements in the Entamoeba histolytica genome
Jun 26, 2006 First Annual ApiComplexan Database Workshop at UGA
Dec 20, 2005 Lab Photo: CryptoDB Team 12/2005
Sep 20 2005 release v4.1 The new release includes the official annotation of the Trypanosoma cruzi genome published by the TSK-TSC. release v3.1 New queries, additional genomic sequence data and cross references to metabolic databases.
Aug 2, 2005 release v4.0 The new release includes the official annotation of the Trypanosoma cruzi genome published by the TSK-TSC.
Jan 10, 2005 UGA partners with Penn on biodefense research project The University of Georgia has signed a five-year $3 million subcontract to develop a database that will contain comprehensive information about some pathogens on a biodefense priority list established by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.
Jan 10, 2005 Univ. to make genetic database The University recently signed a five-year, $3 million contract with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a database about disease-causing pathogens. release v1.0 An Integrated Genomics Resource for Apicomplexan Parasites
Dec 16, 2004 UGA's Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Disease receives NIH Fogarty grant to train Brazilian scientists

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