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Class of 2021 | Shasta Kamara Accepted to Grad Program in Marine and Environmental Biology

Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Shasta Kamara, a senior marine, freshwater, and environmental biology major, will be starting her master’s degree in Marine and Environmental Biology next fall at Nichols State […]

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Posted on 03/12/2021

Alumni News | Eliot Shearer Talks about His Research on Pediatric Hearing Loss

Dr. Aiden Eliot Shearer, portrait in scrubsOhio University alumnus Dr. Aiden Eliot Shearer made a virtual stop at his alma mater recently, talking about his research on the genetics of pediatric hearing loss with faculty and students at a Biological Sciences/Biomedical Science Seminar. Evaluation of children for hearing loss has changed dramatically over the past 15 […]

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Posted on 03/03/2021

Ecolunch | Historical Perspective on Morphological Changes in Swordtail Fishes, Sept. 30

Meredith Fitschen-Brown, in diving gearThe Ecolunch Seminar Series presents Meredith Fitschen-Brown discussing “Historical perspective on morphological changes in Swordtail fishes, Xiphophorus” on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Fitschen-Brown is a graduate student in Biological Sciences. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting +1 614-706-6572 United States, Columbus (Toll) Conference ID: 846 991 02#

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Posted on 09/01/2020

Profile: Biological Sciences Graduate Students Receiving 2020 Student Enhancement Awards

Brian Waldron is an Ohio University Ph.D. student studying in the Department of Biological Sciences.  He is one of 21 students across the university to be awarded a Student Enhancement Award (SEA) to help fund his thesis research.   Brian’s research is based upon two aspects in species that range across […]

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Posted on 04/29/2020

Seven Biology Students Receive Student Enhancement Awards

Brian Waldron, portraitFrom Research Communications Seven Biological Sciences students are among the 2020 recipients of the Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards program, which provided 21 students with a total of $121,948 in funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this spring. The Student Enhancement Awards are funded by the Office […]

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Posted on 03/29/2020

CANCELED | Ecolunch | Historical Perspective on Morphological Changes in Swordtail Fishes, April 15

Meredith Fitschen-Brown, portraitNote: This event has been canceled. Ecolunch presents Meredith Fitschen-Brown discussing “Historical perspective on morphological changes in Swordtail fishes, Xiphophorus” on April 15 from 11:50 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Irvine 159. Fitschen-Brown is a graduate student in Biological Sciences. Her adviser is Dr. Molly Morris, Professor of Biological Sciences. […]

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Posted on 03/02/2020

Notable Alumni | Aiden Shearer Developed First Genetic Test for Deafness, Now Seeks Gene Therapy

Aiden Eliot Shearer with children, George (3) and Freya (6), and his wife, Katie.Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Aiden Shearer ’07 Biological Sciences HTC Aiden “Eliot” Shearer developed the first genetic test panel for […]

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Posted on 10/25/2019

Morris Gives Plenary Lecture at International Conference of Poeciliid Biologists

Molly Morris at Conference of Poeciliid BiologistsDr. Molly R Morris, Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University, presented one of the plenary lectures at the International Conference of Poeciliid Biologists held in Mexico City in September. The conference meets every other year and attracts biologists from all over the world. Talks include topics as diverse as […]

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Posted on 09/30/2019

Happy Beginnings | ‘Working in Fish Lab Was Incredible Experience for My Career’

Naturalist Adam Hunt with Earl, the Great Horned OwlEditor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. By Adam Hunt ’18 B.S. in Marine Freshwater Environmental Biology Working in the fish lab has been an incredible experience for my career. Honestly, I wish […]

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Posted on 08/05/2019

Students Collect Swordtail Fish in Belize

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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Posted on 05/15/2019