News & Events

Mar 18, 2019

Dr. Jennifer Guler and her multidisciplinary team has been awarded a grant from The Jefferson Trust, part of the University of Virginia Alumni Association, for the new Infectious Disease in 3D (ID in 3D) program.  The collaborative ID in 3D team includes Dr. Guler and Michelle Warthan from the Department of Biology, Dr. Sean Duncan from Media Studies, and Arin Bennett from the Scholars’ Lab.

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Mar 14, 2019

If administered early enough one drug may be able to prevent all symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease to curb the condition, according to research by Erin Kodis and the team from the lab of Dr.

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Mar 6, 2019

Dörthe Becker, a postdoc in the Bergland lab, was recently awarded a Horizon2020 Marie SkŁodowska Curie fellowship funded by the European Commission. The fellowship will support her research examining how local adaptation affects sex and dormancy strategies in the ecological and genomic model organism Daphnia.

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Feb 26, 2019

Evan Brown, a graduate student in the Kucenas lab, has been awarded an NIG-JOINT Collaboration Grant. The purpose of this grant is to foster collaborative research opportunities between Japan's National Institute of Genetics (NIG) and universities or other institutes. This grant provides travel and research expenses for Evan to work with Dr.

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Feb 8, 2019

Maria Ali, a graduate student in the Kucenas lab, has won the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31).

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Jan 30, 2019

Karen Barnard-Kubow, a postdoc in the Bergland Lab, was recently awarded a NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellowship. The fellowship will support her research examining how mixed reproductive strategies may act as a mechanism of balancing selection in cyclic parthenogens, and assessing the impact of this balancing selection on patterns of genetic diversity genome-wide. Congratulations, Karen!

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Jan 4, 2019

Adam Huckaby, a graduate student in Jennifer Guler’s lab, led a study that was published late December in Nucleic Acids Research.  This computational study aimed to understand more about why the malaria parasite is so successful at evolving resistance to antimalarial drugs.

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Dec 19, 2018

A new publication entitled "The role of infectious disease in the evolution of females: Evidence from anther‐smut disease on a gynodioecious alpine carnation" is up for early online viewing in 'Evolution'.

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Dec 13, 2018

This month's Journal of Ecology incudes a paper by Emme Bruns, Janis Anotonovics and Michael Hood:  "Is there a disease‐free halo at species range limits?

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Nov 14, 2018

Sarah Kucenas's research using zebrafish to study the regenerative capabilites of the human body is featured in a video in today's issue of UVA Today.

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