18 faculty applied for the FAPIMEG-UGA Research Mobility Grant in 2017 four of which were chosen for funding.

Courtney Murdock, assistant professor with a joint appointment in the Odum School of Ecology and the College of Veterinary Medicine, is working with Tiago Mendes from the Federal University of Viçosa to study how temperature impacts the spread of the Zika virus among disease-carrying mosquitos. A 2017 FAPIMEG-UGA seed grant recipeint, Courtney has furthered her research exponentially and is now working on the development of a universal vaccine for dengue.