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Dr. Anita Manogaran recieves $950,000 NSF Grant

Dr. Anita Manogaran, associate professor of biological sciences in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University, has been awarded a $950,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to address fundamental questions about how cells respond to and manage misfolded and aggregating proteins.

Diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or amyloidosis are aging disorders that are linked to misfolded, aggregated proteins in tissues such as the brain or heart. Yet, it is still unclear how aggregating proteins do damage at the cellular level. Read more.


Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

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Dr. Anita Manogaran has been promoted to Associate Professor beginning fall of 2021.

Dr. Deanna Arble has been awarded a Way Klingler Young Scholar Award for the 2021/22 academic year.

Dr. Stephen M. Downs (Emeritus), Dr. Robert H. Fitts (Emeritus), Dr. Tony Gamble, Dr. Stefan A. Schnitzer, and Dr. Rosemary Stuart have been ranked in the top 2% of scientific researchers in the world by a team at Stanford University.


Student Achievements

Aaron Griffing is a recipient of the Rev. John P. Raynor, S.J. Fellowship and Shannon Keating is a recipient of a Richard W. Jobling istinguished Research Assistantship. Aaron and Shannon will be supported on these awards in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Katherine A. Maniates received the 2021 Scholl Graduate Student Award for her paper entitled "Sperm fate is promoted by the mir-44 microRNA family in the Caenorhabditis elegans hermaphrodite" published in Genetics. 

Shannon Keating awarded 2021 Oliver H. Smith Academic Achievement Award.