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Dr. Tessa Andrews, Department of Genetics, received a Richard B. Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2020. Russell Awards recognize outstanding teaching by faculty early in their academic careers. Award recipients receive $10,000. The Richard B.

Dr. Bob Schmitz, Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics, is studying new ways to create beneficial crop traits. Genetic variation is already exploited for crop improvement, but another kind of variation—epigenetic—has yet to be efficiently implemented.

University of Georgia Honors student Landon Clark is among 396 undergraduates across the nation to be recognized as Barry Goldwater Scholars, earning the highest undergraduate award of its type for the fields of the natural sciences, mathematics

The National Academy of Inventors has named Richard Meagher, Distinguished Research Professor of Genetics, and Ronald Orlando, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and chemistry, to the 2020 class of NAI Senior Members.

A crucial disease-fighting organ fails with age, Nancy Manley is trying to fix it.

See the March 6th UGA Great Commitments article for the full story.

 

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