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Trustees approve Emeriti status for 9 Arts & Sciences faculty

Wilson Hall, photo taken from college greenNine College of Arts & Sciences faculty have been granted emeritus status this spring by the Ohio University Board of Trustees. This honor recognizes retired individuals who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to Ohio University and have been recommended by their colleagues and supervisors. June 2021 Mark Alicke, 30 […]

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Posted on 07/02/2021

WIRED interviews Johnson on Protecting Bats from COVID during research

Dr. Joseph Johnson, portraitWIRED interviewed Dr. Joseph Johnson for a story headlined “Biologists Mask Up to Protect Bats (Yes, Bats) From Covid-19.” Johnson is assistant professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University. While Feller’s team in Maryland is not handling bats at all, in Ohio researchers are allowed to handle them if needed, […]

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Posted on 07/01/2021

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