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Yadira Castillo

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Academic Advisor II, Microbiology and Biology Advisor

Yadira is an undergraduate advisor for the Biology and Microbiology departments at UGA. Originally from Marietta, GA, she is a Franklin College/Mary Frances Early College of Education alum, and holds both an AB in Spanish and a BSED in World Language Education. She is also currently working towards becoming a Double Dawg, with an MA in Spanish Literature. 

Prior to joining the advising world at UGA in June of 2019, Yadira also served as a TA for undergraduate Spanish courses. As a Franklin College advisor, she hopes to encourage students to explore the many options and opportunities to grow and learn offered at UGA. 

2022-2023 Franklin College Outstanding Advisor of the Year

2023 University of Georgia Outstanding Advisor of the Year

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Undergraduate Research in Biology

Undergraduates majoring in biology have the opportunity to enhance their learning through direct participation in research and scholarship. At UGA, these opportunities enable undergraduates to participate in ground-breaking research, often as part of a team of graduate students and faculty. In fact, many students can earn academic credit while working under an experienced faculty mentor by taking BIOL 4960R or working directly with the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO). The Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (BSURF) has been established to support undergraduate research opportunities in the Division of Biological Sciences within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The Fellowship provides financial assistance to a student who has not had an opportunity to participate in a mentored research experience (paid, volunteer, or for credit) since matriculating to The University of Georgia.