Biology Graduate Research Seminar Series

Posted On February 21, 2017
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Please join us for the Biology Graduate Research Seminar on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10:30am in room 200 Langdale Hall.  The seminar speaker is Dr. William Dynan, Professor and GRA Eminent Scholar from the Department of Radiation Oncology & Biochemistry at Emory University School of Medicine. The title of his talk is: “Biological Responses to Ionizing Radiation: DNA Repair and More”.

Dr. Charlie Benson will serve as host.

There will… more »


Dr. Yuan Liu publication featured on PNAS

Posted On August 29, 2016
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Dr. Liu’s lab has a significant publication which will be featured on PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), online on 8/30/16 at 3pm.

The article is entitled “Cd47-Sirpα interaction and IL-10 constrain inflammation-induced macrophage phagocytosis of healthy self-cells”. The paper describes for the first time how macrophages can be induced (directly) to phagocytose healthy/viable… more »

Frontiers in Biotechnology 2016

Posted On November 3, 2015
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Frontiers in Biotechnology is a Maymester course being offered this summer in Chengdu, China. It is sponsored by the Biology Department and will take place May 10 – 25, 2016 at Southwest Jiaotong University. This course will examine bioconversion and synthetic biology. The application deadline is February 2, 2016 and space is limited. For… more »

In Memorium – Dr. Timothy Bartness

Posted On October 5, 2015


Timothy J. Bartness (1953 – 2015)

Here we memorialize the achievements of our friend and colleague, Dr. Timothy J. Bartness, who has left an indelible mark on the people in this Department.

Tim joined the Biology Department at Georgia State University in 1988 as an Assistant Professor. He quickly rose through the ranks and… more »

Dissertation Defense: Ercan Cacan

Posted On May 22, 2015
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Ercan Cacan will defend his dissertation titled “Combating The Epigenome: Elucidation of Mechanisms Underlying Chemoresistance and Enhancing Tumor Immunogenicity” on Tuesday, May 26 at 3 p.m. The defense will take place in the Petit Science Center, room 124. Cacan’s advisor and the convener of the defense is Dr. Susanna Greer. Best wishes to you, Ercan!


Aneja Receives Outstanding Senior Faculty Award

Posted On April 8, 2015
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Congratulations to Dr. Ritu Aneja for being honored with the 2015 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Senor Faculty Award. This award was bestowed upon Dr. Aneja for her outstanding accomplishments in research, teaching, and service to the university.

Dr. Aneja will be honored at the 2015 College of Arts and Sciences Honors Night celebration… more »

Dissertation Defense: Jodi Osborn

Posted On April 8, 2015
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Jodi Lynn Osborn will defend her dissertation titled “Elucidation of mechanisms underlying metastic melanoma immune escape via suppression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) II through dysregulation of the JAK/STAT pathway” on Thursday, April 16 at 3 p.m. The defense will take place in the Petit Science Center, room 124. Osborn’s advisor and the convener of… more »

Dr. Zhen Bian Awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship

Posted On March 9, 2015
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Dr. Zhen Bian from Dr. Yuan Liu’s lab received a prestigious American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship to study IL-17 –mediated regulation of inflammation and neutrophil function under inflammatory conditions especially cardiovascular disease.​ Congratulations, Dr. Bian!