Neurobiology & Behavior 2018
Ph.D. Candidate at Georgia State University & NIH award recipient
"Having a strong mentor and support from your university is incredibly important to succeed in science, but maintaining your sanity with non-science based activities is equally important as graduate school can sometimes feel like its consumed your life."
Dr. Roberta Attanasio has been working for years on vaccine development, antibody responses to vaccines, and the structure-function relationships at the basis of the interactions of antibodies with Fc receptors. Dr. Roberta Attanasio has been working for years on vaccine development, antibody responses to vaccines, and the structure-function relationships at the basis of the interactions of antibodies with Fc receptors. She is interested in understanding how genetic variants of antibodies and Fc receptors influence the immune response. More recently, she has developed an interest in understanding the effects of environmental pollutants on the immune system. Although Dr. Attanasio teaches mostly immunology classes, she is committed to sustainability and the introduction of sustainability across the curriculum. She now includes sustainability-based modules in her classes. Although Dr. Attanasio teaches mostly immunology classes, she is committed to sustainability and the introduction of sustainability across the curriculum. She now includes sustainability-based modules in her classes.
Please join us for the Biology Graduate Research Seminar on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10:30am in room 200 Langdale Hall. The seminar speaker is Dr. Daichi Kamiyama from the Department of Cellular Biology at University of Georgia. The title of the talk is: “Deciphering Cell Adhension Codes That Wire Neural Circuits”.
PhD student Mr. Michael Alex Thomas receives NIH National Research Service Award for his research project “Role of sensory neuron ghrelin signaling in regulating metabolic homeostasis”. Mr. Thomas is currently mentored by Dr. Bingzhong Xue.
Brianna Galbreath, a Masters student in AEM, was awarded the 2017 Anthony Shuker Scientific Poster Award for her work entitled “Bioconversion of acrylonitrile and acrylamide using non-immobilized and immobilized cells of Rhodococcus rhodochrous DAP 96253”.
For the past several years, Applied and Environmental Microbiology (AEM) graduate students have attended and presented at the Georgia Bio Innovation Summit to enrich their professional networks and seek opportunities to become involved in Georgia’s growing biotech industry. At this year’s meeting in October, 2017, AEM had one of their largest turnouts at the conference… more »
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 »
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!
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 »