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Nicholas Gabel

Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology Graduate Student
Agaricus bisporus cultivation

Sindura Ganapathi

Senior Visiting Scholar
Sindura Ganapathi is a Senior Visiting Scholar at Huck Institutes and PSA Fellow in the office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India. He is affiliated with CIDD and is working on developing the concept of ‘One Health’ as it relates to integrated disease surveillance across human, livestock and wildlife. With his work in India, he is currently focused on building national programs in the livestock sector. It spans building comprehensive digital architecture for the sector, streamlining regulatory processes, and building an integrated national disease surveillance program among others. He is also currently working with Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India to help set up wildlife focused disease surveillance and disease management programs. Sindura previously worked in Global Health division at the Gates foundation in various roles such as Deputy Director involved in the founding of a team focused on maternal and child health, as Chief of Staff to the President of Global Health division and Program Officer setting and managing funding priorities in Global Health. Prior to this, Sindura worked in the National Institute of Health (NIH/NIEHS) where his research focused on ion channel physiology and inositol phosphate biology. Sindura grew up in a rural farming household in Karnataka. His educational background includes degree in Veterinary Science from Bangalore Veterinary College, Master’s in Veterinary Pharmacology from Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), followed by MBA and PhD (Pharmacology) from Penn State.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Abigail Gancz

Anthropology Graduate Student

Erika Ganda

Assistant Professor of Food Animal Microbiomes
Developing practical ways to leverage the microbiome to improve food safety and improve food production animals' production efficiency.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Scott Gartner

Director, Penn State School of International Affairs; Professor of International Affairs

Lisa Gatzke-Kopp

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Developmental neuroscience of psychopathology with a focus on aggression, hyperactivity, and substance abuse; relationship between experience, environment, and neurobiological dysfunction.

Sabahat Gazal

Pathobiology Graduate Student

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Charles Geier

Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Adolescent neurodevelopment and risky decision making; emergence of substance use; fMRI methods

David Geiser

Professor of Mycology
Molecular evolutionary genetics of pathogenic and toxigenic fungi.

Ilias Georgakopoulos-Soares

Assistant Professor
The development and implementation of new computational methods in genomics and molecular biology, with the aim of identifying genetic biomarkers for the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of human diseases, including bacterial and viral infections and of aging-associated diseases including neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.

Alison Gernand

Ann Atherton Hertzler Early Career Professor in Global Health; Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences

Ali Ghazvinian

Architecture Graduate Student
The conversion of bio-based materials to the architectural context, working at the intersection of computational design, Biodesign, and material tinkering.

Pamela Giblin

Professor of Immunology
The role of receptor tyrosine kinases in normal physiology and disease progression; the downstream signals that mediate these responses in vivo and in vitro.

Maria Alejandra Gil Polo

Graduate Student
Measuring long-term adaptation of rhizobia and non-rhizobia bacteria to different alfalfa varieties