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Molecular & Cellular Biology Graduate Program

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

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Plant Biology Students Present Research at Graduate Symposium

Several PBIO students discussing their research with PBIO Faculty and other PBIO students during graduate symposiumOhio University’s Environmental & Plant Biology Department hosted its annual Graduate Symposium on Friday, Sept. 13.   New graduate student Roseanna “Anna” Crowell gave an oral presentation on her undergraduate work on organelle genomes of Nitzschia palea and Durinskia baltica. Crowell along with Peifeng Yu, Kelsey N.Bryant, and Anne L. […]

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Posted on 10/08/2019

Switching Infections Off: Hines & Bergmeier Receive NIH Award for Antibacterial Drug Discovery Research

Jennifer Hines, portrait in officeOhio University Chemistry & Biochemistry professors Dr. Jennifer Hines and Dr. Stephen Bergmeier recently received a $430,000 award from the National Institutes of Health for medicinal chemistry studies targeting a molecular switch to treat bacterial infections. “Globally, bacterial infections pose a significant threat to human health, especially when the bacteria […]

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Posted on 08/25/2019

Wu Receives $1.7 Million Grant to Study Potential Prevention, Treatment for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers

Dr. Shiyong Wu, shown here in his lab.From Compass The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded Ohio University scientists Dr. Shiyong Wu and Dr. Lingying Tong a five-year $1.7 million grant to advance research on a potential prevention and treatment for non-melanoma skin cancers. “Non-melanoma skin cancers are by far the most common type of […]

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Posted on 08/21/2019

Research in Hua Lab Makes Breakthrough on Genomics Studies and Teaching

Dr. Zhihua Hua, portraitWith the significant improvement of DNA sequencing technologies, more and more genome sequencing data are made available to the public. However, to understand these genome sequences is not easy because they seem to be randomly and repetitively written by four letters, A, T, C, and G, which are called nucleotides, […]

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Posted on 07/05/2019

Faik, Held Get USDA Grant to Develop Cell Wall Analytical Tools

Michael Held, portrait in labDr. Ahmed Faik, Associate Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology at Ohio University, is the principal investigator on a one-year $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative exploratory research grant program for a project titled “Developing A High-Throughput Analytical Tool For Plant Cell Wall […]

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Posted on 04/07/2019

Plant Biology Students Win Multiple Awards at Regional Meeting

From left, award winners Anne Sternberger, Calvin Coffin, Abigail Moore,Graduate and undergraduate students from Environmental & Plant Biology and the Molecular & Cellular Biology interdisciplinary graduate program won three presentation and two poster awards at the ASPB Midwest regional meeting March 16-17 at West Virginia University. 2nd place graduate talk—Anne Sternberger (Wyatt lab) 3rd place graduate talk —Kelsey Bryant […]

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Posted on 04/02/2019

Molecular and Cellular Biology Retreat Features Cross-Disciplinary Research

By Amanda Biederman OHIO students and faculty recently convened to discuss the latest research in molecular biology at the annual Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) retreat. The event was organized by MCB program director and Environmental & Plant Biology professor Dr. Sarah Wyatt and featured a keynote lecture by a keynote lecture by University of […]

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Posted on 12/05/2018

OHIO Cancer Researchers Discuss Work at Molecular and Cellular Biology Retreat

By Amanda Biederman  OHIO students and faculty members convened last month to share their research at the annual Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) retreat. The event, which included a series of faculty and student talks as well as a poster session, spanned a variety of disciplines including biochemistry, molecular biology and […]

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Posted on 12/05/2018

Students Use Fruit Flies to Study Molecular Basis of Alzheimer’s Disease

By Amanda Biederman When facing complex problems, it’s often best to consider simplified perspectives. In the labs of Biological Sciences professors Dr. Daewoo Lee and Dr. Robert Colvin, student researchers are studying the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease using a comparatively simple animal model: the fruit fly. Sazan Ismael, a doctoral […]

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Posted on 11/15/2018

Meyers Gives Invited Talk at COSPAR Conference

Alexander Meyers presents at COSPAR, shown here in front of a screenAlexander Meyers, graduate student in Environmental & Plant Biology and the Molecular and Cellular Biology program, gave a 30-minute invited talk at the 2018 Committee On Space Research (COSPAR) conference July 14-22 in Pasadena, CA. His talk was titled “Proteomic and transcriptomic analysis of Arabidopsis seedlings in microgravity reveal novel […]

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Posted on 08/03/2018