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.
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.
Alexander works as a researcher in School of Biology Professor Julia Kubanek’s group. His latest project seeks to accelerate the discovery of new medicines for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases by studying Fijian red algae.
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. The CSP provides high-throughput DNA sequencing resources to support genomics research of relevance to urgent energy and environmental challenges. Dr.
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.
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