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Samuel Gutherz Awarded Graduate College Fellowship

Samuel Gutherz, casual environmental portraitFrom Ohio University News This year five named fellowships were funded through the Graduate College, in the amount of $2,000 per semester for academic year 2021-22. This is in addition to a student’s existing appointment. The Graduate College Fellowship goes to Samuel Gutherz, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences […]

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Posted on 05/04/2021

Kira Slepchenko Awarded Donald Clippinger Fellowship

Kira Slepchenko, portrait in labFrom Ohio University News This year five named fellowships were funded through the Graduate College, in the amount of $2,000 per semester for academic year 2021-22. This is in addition to a student’s existing appointment. The Donald Clippinger Fellowship goes to Kira Slepchenko, a doctoral student in the Molecular and […]

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Posted on 05/04/2021

Class of 2021 | Suzy Aftabizadeh Wants to Continue Work on Women’s Healthcare in Puerto Rico

Suzy Aftabizadeh, portraitSuzy Aftabizadeh credits her faculty members, especially Dr. Betsy Partyka, for providing a positive pathway through the pandemic and encouraging her passion for her research on women’s healthcare in Puerto Rico. Aftabizadeh pursued two majors at Ohio University, Spanish through the Honors Tutorial College and biological sciences through the College […]

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Posted on 04/30/2021

Nicole Hess Looks at Genetic Mutations to Learn More about Hearing Loss

Nicole Hess in the labExcerpted from Ohio University News When Nicole Hess was a freshman at Ohio University, she was looking for a research project that was more human-focused. After discussing with her adviser, Dr. Soichi Tanda, he invited her to join his lab to conduct research on hearing loss. Hess, a Honors Tutorial […]

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Posted on 04/28/2021

Emily Marino Infects Culture Cells to Look at Severity of Staph Infections

Emily Marino, portraitFrom Ohio University News Emily Marino would tell you that growing up she was a germaphobe and always interested in the microbiology of germs; how they worked, the different types of bacteria, and how it affected a person’s body. Today, she’s taken that interest into her studies and career, researching […]

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Posted on 04/28/2021

Class of 2021 | David Cottrill Defends His Dissertation, Then His Country

David Cottrill, portraitJust as David Cottrill was finishing his dissertation and getting ready to defend it, along came the Army National Guard with call-up orders. The race was on. But Cottrill has successfully added Dr. to his salutation, in addition to his officer rank of Capt. He completed his Ph.D. in Biological […]

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Posted on 04/20/2021

Six HTC Biological Sciences + Neuroscience Seniors Present their Theses in April

The Ohio University sundialSix Honors Tutorial College biological sciences and neuroscience seniors are presenting their theses this spring in the Biological Sciences Department. To watch the presentation via Teams, contact Dr. Soichi Tanda at tanda@ohio.edu. Hailee Sorensen presents on April 14 at 2 p.m. Title: Investigating the Role of the RNA Chaperone Protein […]

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Posted on 04/14/2021

Biology, Engineering Students Win Three Minute Thesis Competition

Cassandra Thompson, outdoors portraitFrom Ohio University News Three graduate students walked away winners from the 2021 Ohio University Three Minute (3MT) Thesis Competition finals hosted by the Graduate College on March 24. “The Three-Minute Thesis competition showcases the phenomenal research our OHIO graduate students are doing,” says Dr. Becky Bushey-Miller, director of communications […]

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Posted on 03/31/2021

Class of 2021 | Korri Basinger’s Next Choice Might Be Peace Corps or AmeriCorps

Korri Basinger, portraitKorri Basinger had a lot of choices to make when she arrived at Ohio University. One of the first in her family to go to college, she found support from her first-year learning community, college advisers and professors. She chose Environmental Biology as her major, then added two minors (Spanish […]

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Posted on 03/31/2021

Class of 2021 | Noah Powell Headed to Baylor College of Medicine

Noah Powell, portraitNoah Powell earns his B.S. in Biological Sciences – Cellular and Molecular Biology this spring. Then he’s headed to the Baylor College of Medicine’s cancer and cell biology program to get started on his Ph.D. “Following my Ph.D., I will either remain in academia as a postdoctoral fellow or move into […]

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Posted on 03/31/2021