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Chemistry Researchers Return to Labs to Probe COVID-19

Dr. Shiyong Wu meets with students in 2019.Excerpted from Ohio University News Several Ohio University researchers have received permission for an early return to their labs to conduct research on potential treatments for COVID-19. Three research labs in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department in the College of Arts and Sciences are using other funding sources and the […]

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Posted on 05/28/2020

Harrington Co-Authors Two Articles on Antioxidant Proanthocyanidins

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington, portrait in officeDr. Peter de B. Harrington, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, recently co-authored two publications on antioxidant proanthocyanidins in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, along with lead author Yifei Wang, a Research Assistant Professor working for him at the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Proanthocyanidins are polyphenols that are found in […]

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Posted on 05/15/2020

Ellie Morrison Gets Surprise Proposal at Virtual Graduation

Ellie Morrison, a senior who majored in Forensic Chemistry at Ohio University, received an extra surprise when her family hosted a virtual graduation for her — a marriage proposal from fellow Bobcat Doug Wait. And WBNS TV 10 News at 11 shared their story online: COLUMBUS, Ohio (10TV) – In […]

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Posted on 05/11/2020

Three Arts & Sciences Faculty on Coronavirus Experts Livestream, May 1

Video screengrab highlighting coronavirus faculty experts Three College of Arts & Sciences faculty are featured as Ohio University hosts its first Ask the Experts livestream on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook at 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 1. These faculty will discuss coronavirus and the economic and human impacts of this global pandemic: Dr. Winfried Just, Professor […]

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Posted on 04/30/2020

Happy Beginnings | Demi Reed Chose Option 3: Mozambique with the Peace Corps

Demi Reed celebrates a hole in one.Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. By Demi Reed ’20 Ohio University – Forensic Chemistry Major As a graduating senior, I had several options available to me after graduation: 1) I could […]

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Posted on 04/25/2020

Jamey Seals Awarded James and Harriet Tong Forensic Chemistry Scholarship

Jamey Seals, portraitJamey Seals, a junior majoring in forensic chemistry, was named the 2020 recipient of the James and Harriet Tong Forensic Chemistry Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded each year to a student showing a “strong aptitude as a forensic chemist.” In addition to maintaining a high GPA, Seals has been involved […]

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Posted on 04/24/2020

Masson Finds Molecules That Might Inhibit Key Enzyme in SARS-CoV-2 Replication

Dr. Eric Masson on the lawn with his laptop.Three Ohio University chemists have found that molecules synthesized in their group might inhibit a key enzyme in SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus replication. Their work could potentially lead to the development of new antiviral drugs against SARS-CoV-2. Dr. Eric Masson, post-doctoral associate Dr. Hector Barbero, and graduate student Nathan Thompson recently showed […]

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Posted on 04/09/2020

Hines Brings COVID-19 Drug Discovery to Online Environment for Innovative Learning

Jennifer Hines, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Ohio University, is studying RNA riboswitches as a possible new approach to kiling harmful bacteria.Before spring break, Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor Jennifer Hines told her Tier III Medicinal Chemistry & Drug Discovery class that they would be discussing Anti-Proliferative Agents including Anti-Viral Agents after spring break. In addition, in her tutorial with two Honors Tutorial College students, Hines was going to explore computational RNA […]

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Posted on 04/02/2020

Alumni News | Carey Busch Named Interim Dean of University College

Carey Busch, portraitFrom Ohio University News Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs named Ohio University alumna Dr. Carey Busch as the Interim Dean of University College. She replaces Dr. Sayrs, who was named provost effective March 9. Busch earned a B.S. in Forensic Chemistry from the College of Arts […]

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Posted on 03/29/2020

Alumni News | Tomlinson Breaking New Ground in Cancer Screening

Heather Baird Tomlinson, portraitOhio Today writes about Ohio University alumna Heather Baird Tomlinson, director of clinical operations at biotechnology company Promega Corp., where she is spearheading the development of a cancer screening test. Tomlinson was a Cutler Scholar and earned a B.S. in Chemistry-Biochemistry from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO […]

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Posted on 03/05/2020