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Graduate student Neil Hamrick collects swordtail fish in Belize.Four Biological Sciences students traveled to the Cayo District in Belize in March to find field sites and collect the swordtail fish Xiphophorus helleri. The students were M.S. student Neil Hamrick, Ph.D. student Meredith Fitschen-Brown, undergraduate Aaron Solitt ’19, and Ph.D. student Anthony Gilbert. “The trip to Belize was an […]

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences May 15

From left, Dr. Corinne Nielsen and Samantha SelhorstWhen the Honors Tutorial College recognized outstanding mentorship at its May 3 graduate reception, one of four Distinguished Mentor awards went to Dr. Corinne Nielsen, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences. Nielsen was nominated by Samantha Selhorst, a graduating HTC Neurosciences student, who completed senior thesis research in Nielsens lab. See […]

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences May 14

Samantha Selhorst, portrait  Samantha Selhorst, an Honors Tutorial College senior in Neuroscience, received the top award for Outstanding Senior Thesis on May 3 at the HTC graduate reception. Her thesis is titled “Endothelial deletion of Rbpj leads to perivascular abnormalities in the brain.” Selhorst completed her senior thesis research in the laboratory […]

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences May 14

From left, Subhodip Adhicary (TBS graduate student), Samantha Selhorst (HTC Neuroscience student), Dr. Corinne Nielsen (Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences), shown at lab deskDr. Corinne Nielsen, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, received an R15 Academic Research Enhancement Award award from the National Institutes of Health. The R15 AREA supports projects that introduce undergraduate and graduate students to meritorious research; thus, a significant portion of the grant funds will support stipends, experimental allocations, and […]

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences May 14

Two-day-old purple martin, Progne subis, nestlings. (Hope the blow fliesSpring is here, and love is in the air! The birds are singing, plants are flowering, and insects are pollinating. For Ohio University biologists, it means that nature has entered the spring romantic phaseand it is time to get out into the field. Undergraduate researcher Madeline Sudnick is in the […]

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences May 06

By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern Venkatraman Venki Ramakrishnan was 19 years old when he left his home in Baroda, India to join the Ohio University community in 1971. A first-year graduate student in physics, he had never dreamed that he would one day earn the Nobel Prize in Chemistry […]

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences May 04

Dr. Anne Loucks (background) and Lyn Bowman (foreground) work in their laboratory in Irvine Hall where they have developed technology to measure human bone strength.From Compass Ohio University’s affiliated company AEIOU Scientific LLC was one of 20 startups selected to participate in the 2019 University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase on April 10 in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the Association of American Universities, the event spotlights 20 […]

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences May 01

Matthew Kaunert, photo outdoors holding a tortoiseThe Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards program announced that 22 students received awards totaling of $124,423 in funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this spring. The Student Enhancement Awards are funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and administered by the […]

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 29

Dr. Perez consults with the Lake County Coroner's office.By Kelly Shockley ’19 Dr. Anne Perez, Lecturer of Biological Sciences, is one of about 50 forensic entomologists in the country, often serving as an expert witness. At Ohio University, Perez teaches both Introduction to Human Biology and Introduction to Cellular Molecular Biology. She studied forensic entomology as an undergraduate […]

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 29

Rebecca Keogh, portrait in labFrom Compass Two College of Arts & Sciences students were among the four recipients of Ohio University’s Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award on April 23. Biological Sciences graduate student Rebecca A. Keogh and Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate student Cody N. Alderman both received awards. Alderman is teaching Chemistry 3080 and […]

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biological Sciences news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 28

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