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Fisher and students

Derek Fisher, right, associate professor of microbiology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, works with Tayla Harvey, left, and Ellen Werderitsch, center, both seniors in microbiology, in his laboratory. Fisher is teaming up with and Kyle Plunkett, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, to study ways to prevent chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease that affects millions of people. Their work just received a second round of funding from the National Institutes of Health.  The latest NIH grant of $442,000 brings the total to almost $860,000 since 2014 for the research. (Photo by Russell Bailey)

NIH grant funds chlamydia research

The scourge of chlamydia is well known. The sexually transmitted disease typically wreaks havoc on younger people in the prime of their lives, resulting in infertility and in some cases life-threatening conditions.

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Nelson Fernandes wins SIU’s first Energy Boost Scholarship

Nelson Fernandes’ research, predominately involving energy, had already earned him numerous awards as a high school student when it came time to choose a college. He said he was drawn to Southern Illinois University Carbondale “because of the limitless resources the university has to offer for an education in energy.”

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