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Biological Sciences Faculty Achievements

2015 Highlights

  • 34 publications
  • 60 conference presentations and invited seminars
  • Robert Colvin – OURC ($8K)
  • Anne Loucks – Baker Award ($12K)
  • Steve Reilly – Baker Award ($12K)
  • 11 external grants and contracts awarded
  • 28 external grant and contract applications submitted

Noteworthy Accomplishments

  • Elizabeth Crockett – National Science Foundation grant ($492K) – “Physiological and biochemical underpinnings of thermal tolerance in Antarctic Notothenioid fishes”
  • Willem Roosenburg – 2 US Army Corps of Engineers contracts ($105K) – “Diamondback terrapin monitoring”
  • Molly Gurien (GII) – 1804 Fund – “The Vernal Pool Field Learning Laboratory”
  • Shawn Kuchta and Willem Roosenburg – ODOT contract – “Effectiveness of wildlife mitigation treatment on the Neslonville Bypass”
  • Two University Professor nominations – Soichi Tanda and Matthew White
  • Steve Reilly was inducted into a Maori tribe while on sabbatical leave in New Zealand. Immediately after he gave a research seminar to the tribe.

2014 Highlights

  • Li, J., Holzschu, D., Sugiyama, T., 2013. PCNA is efficiently loaded on the DNA recombination intermediate to modulate Pol δ, η, ζ activities that are inhibited by Rad51. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA.
  • David Russell – NIH $165K
  • Kelly Johnson – NSF $106K
  • Ralph Dicaprio – University of Florida $58K

Teaching and Mentoring Awards

  • Anne Loucks – Outstanding Honors Tutorial College Mentor
  • Soichi Tanda – Ohio Magazine 2012 Excellence in Education

Curriculum and Course Innovation

  • Janet Duerr – Developed BIOS 3205, Cell and Microbiology Techniques

Grants & Contracts

  • Seven faculty and 2 students received external funding.
  • Eight grants and 3 contracts totaling $531,669.

Publications & Presentations

  • 46 peer-reviewed publications
  • 27 invited seminars
  • 27 conferences presentations

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