Biology

Recent Faculty Publications (Biology)

Margo Brinton, Regents’ Professor: Basu M, Courtney SC, Brinton MA (2017). Arsenite-induced stress granule formation is inhibited by elevated levels of reduced glutathione in West Nile virus-infected cells. PLoS Pathog. 2017 Feb 27;13(2):e1006240. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006240. PMID: 28241074

Zhang J, Pearson JZ, Gorbet GE, Cölfen H, Germann MW, Brinton MA, Demeler B (2017). Spectral and Hydrodynamic… more »

Graduate Biology Student Wins Top Award at National Conference

ATLANTA—A Georgia State University graduate student has been awarded the Carol Litchfield Memorial Award for best student presentation in environmental microbiology at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology.

Kyle Gabriel, an applied and environmental microbiology doctoral student in the Department of Biology at Georgia State, studies and develops novel microbial… more »

New Grant Prepares Undergraduate Students for Biomedical Careers

Walking through the hallways of the Petit Science Center this summer you might pass a classroom or laboratory filled with a rare group of students, students excited to be spending their summer break immersed in scientific research. 

Thanks to a new five-year grant awarded to Kyle Frantz and Geert de Vries of Neuroscience along… more »

Some Viruses Could Survive on Children’s Toys for Hours and Cause Infection, Study Finds

Certain viruses, such as influenza, could survive on children’s toys long enough to result in exposures, placing children at risk for getting infectious diseases, according to researchers at Georgia State University. 

The researchers tested how long an enveloped virus could survive on pieces of a flexible plastic children’s toy, a squeaking frog. They were… more »

New Class of Protein Could Treat Cancer and Other Diseases, Georgia State Researchers Find

A protein designed by researchers at Georgia State University can effectively target a cell surface receptor linked to a number of diseases, showing potential as a therapeutic treatment for an array of illnesses, including cancer, according to the research team.

ProAgio, which is created from a human protein, targets the cell surface receptor integrin v3… more »

Dr. Paul Ulrich Receives the 2016 University Faculty Award for Undergraduate Research

Dr. Paul Ulrich grew up in a family that promoted discovery and curiosity, setting the stage for his future career in higher education and biological research. In 2000, he earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Houghton College. Dr. Ulrich pursued graduate training at the University Of Delaware College Of Marine Studies, where… more »

Georgia State Junior R. Andrew Sevrinsky Selected As Barry M. Goldwater Scholar

R. Andrew Sevrinsky, a Georgia State University Honors College student, has been named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, one of 252 award recipients nationwide.

Noa Erlitzki, an Honors College junior, earned honorable mention for the Goldwater Scholarship, marking the first time that Georgia State has had two students recognized by the Goldwater Foundation in… more »