John McDonald, professor in the School of Biology and director of the Integrated Cancer Research Center, has also spent many years as the chief scientific officer for Georgia Tech’s Ovarian Cancer Institute.
Funding for research is a highly competitive endeavor under the best of circumstances. For Georgia Tech doctoral student Troy Alexander, a new avenue for funding has opened for his latest project that seeks to accelerate the discovery of new medicines for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases by studying Fijian red algae.
Danielle Dixson is a new faculty member in the School of Biology this year, but she’s not new to Georgia Tech. She spent the previous two years as a post-doctoral fellow in Professor Mark Hay’s lab. Before that she received her Ph.D. from James Cook University in Australia and her B.S. from the University of Tampa. One might say she was brought up with biology in her future … the Minnesota Zoo was right behind her back fence as a kid.
Two proposals by Georgia Tech researchers, Dr. Frank Stewart (Assistant Professor, School of Biology) and Dr. Kostas Konstantinidis (Carlton S. Wilder Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; joint appointment in Biology; http://enve-omics.gatech.edu), have been selected for the Department of Energy's 2014 Community Science Program.
Elizabeth McMillan, working in the Kubanek Lab, was awarded the top presentation award at the Undergraduate Research Kaleidoscope event this week. Elizabeth studies chemically mediated competition specific to the red tide, Karenia brevis.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a 5 year grant of approximately $2.0 million to fund a collaborative group of scientists: Mark Young (PI, Montana State), Joshua Weitz (Co-PI, Georgia Tech), and Rachel Whitaker (Co-PI, UIUC) to study the role of viruses in shaping genetic, taxonomic and functional diversity.
Researchers have discovered the details of how cells repair breaks in both strands of DNA, a potentially devastating kind of DNA damage.
Welcome to a new year at Georgia Tech. Now that you’re back, it’s time to start thinking about studying abroad. Yes, you just got here, but since you’re at Georgia Tech, that means you think ahead and plan, so come to the open house at the Office of International Education this Wednesday from 11 am - 1 pm on the second floor of the Savant Building and start planning to see the world.
Patrick McGrath, an Assistant Professor in the School of Biology, has been chosen as an Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging (http://www.ellisonfoundation.org/program/aging-new-scholar) to study how complex genetics can influence the aging process in the small nematode C. elegans. Dr. McGrath joined the School of Biology in 2012.