December 18, 2014

NIH renewed the Eukaryotic Pathogen Database Bioinformatics Resource Center, for up to an additional 5 years. The UGA press release can be found here:



October 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


We welcome Mr. Jay Humphrey to the MaHPIC project Informatics Core. Mr. Humphrey has significant bioinformatics experience from time spent at Georgia Tech and Ensembl Genomes project. Welcome!


We welcome Institute of Bioinformatics Graduate student Shelton Griffin to our research group. Welcome!


Administrate Assistant Ms. Betsy Wenthe had her second child. Welcome to the world, baby Thomas!


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.


August 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.


August 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.


Jenna Oberstaller’s ApiAP2 evolution paper was published in NAR.


Dr. Jeremy DeBarry’s work on the fate of genome duplications in the Apicomplexan genome was published in PLoS One.


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.


Undergraduate student Alex Winkles joins the research group to work on Sarcocystis annotation. Welcome!


MaHPIC publishes its first paper Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz.​​​


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!