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Molecular & Cellular Biology Graduate Program

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About Molecular & Cellular Biology

Students in the graduate program in Molecular & Cellular Biology explore interdisciplinary approaches to solving key problems in molecular and cellular biology.

Recent Research News:

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

Plant Biology Student Gets Student Enhancement Award for Research

Dasmeet Kaur: Functional roles for Arabinogalactan-proteins in plant reproductionFrom Ohio University News An Environmental & Plant Biology graduate student is among 21 students receiving Ohio University Student Enhancement Award 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 […]

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Posted on 03/29/2021

Nine Biology Students Get Student Enhancement Awards for Research

Ryan Brown: Assessing the impracts of water quality on recruitment of Eastern Hellenders (Cryptobranchus a. alleganiensis)From Ohio University News Nine Biological Sciences students are among 21 students receiving Ohio University Student Enhancement Award 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 […]

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Posted on 03/29/2021

Lee Receives $220,000 Grant to Continue Growth Hormone, Fat Cell Research

Dr. Kevin Lee in labFrom Ohio University News Kevin Lee, Ph.D., associate professor in the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, recently received a $220,000 boost for his research looking at how adipose, or fat, tissue reacts to growth hormone. The funding award comes from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany(opens in a new window), […]

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Posted on 01/14/2021

White and Pordel Study Impact of Bulky Ligands on Photochemical CO Release

Jessica White’s research on metal complexes is relevant for medical research.Dr. Jessica White and fourth-year doctoral student Shabnam Pordel recently published an article titled “Impact of steric bulk on photoinduced ligand exchange reactions in Mn(I) photoCORMs” in Inorganica Chimica Acta. White is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University. She is also a member of the Molecular & […]

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Posted on 01/13/2021

Lee-Colvin Collaboration Results in NIH Funding to Study Alzheimer’s Disease

Long-standing research collaboration between Drs. Daewoo Lee and Robert Colvin has resulted in National Institutes of Health funding to study Alzheimer’s disease. Lee and Colvin were always exchanging ideas as they crossed paths in the hallways of the Life Sciences Building. Now they are collaborating in their labs in search […]

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Posted on 01/05/2021

Sugiyama Receives Research Grant Support from the National Institutes of Health

Dr. Tomo Sugiyama, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, instructs graduate student Mahima Sanyal in his lab in the Life Sciences Building on the Ohio University campus.by Hannah Cordes Dr. Tomo Sugiyama, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, recently received grant support from the National Institutes of Health (R15 grant, $453,000 for three years) to continue his research on the molecular mechanisms of mutagenesis. His study will lead to a better understanding of the biochemical mechanisms that […]

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Posted on 11/04/2020

Raeven Bastock Awarded Graduate College Fellowship

Raeven Bastock, portrait in laboratory  Raeven Bastock was awarded this year’s Graduate College Fellowship, one of just five named fellowships awarded to Ohio University graduate students on a competitive nomination basis. See the 2020-21 Named Fellowship recipients. The award provides a fellowship of $15,000, plus a full-tuition scholarship for fall and spring semesters, for […]

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Posted on 04/05/2020

Grad Student Preps for Space Flight in Apartment-Turned-Lab

Falcon lift off shot by Sarah Wyatt  It’s easy for the tiny seeds to practice social distancing on their flight up to the International Space Station. They’re on an unmanned SpaceX rocket. But making sure they don’t germinate too early is a problem that has to be solved back on Earth, where Ohio University has asked […]

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Posted on 03/25/2020

Professors Find New Compound with Therapeutic Potential

Ohio University professors (Left to Right) Douglas Goetz, Stephen C. Bergmeier and Kelly McCall led team discovery of a new compound with therapeutic potential.From Ohio University news Imagine discovering a compound that has the potential to create therapeutic opportunities for a plethora of diseases. Ohio University professors from three different colleges, along with the support of many students, faculty members and staff, may have just done that. Dr. Douglas Goetz, Dr. Kelly McCall, […]

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Posted on 02/10/2020