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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.

Recent Research News:

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

NIH Grant Helps Carroll Examine How to Combat MRSA Infections

From left, Dr. Ronan Carroll talks with Ph.D. student Rachel Zapf in his lab in the Life Sciences Building on the Athens campus.From Ohio University News Ohio University microbiologist Dr. Ronan Carroll was awarded a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health this fall to study how scientists can combat a common bacterial infection that is becoming resistant to antibiotics. The funding builds on the discovery by Carroll and a […]

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Posted on 12/17/2019

Malinski, Hua Research Shows ‘Bad Cholesterol’ Is Only as Unhealthy as its Composition

Dr. Tadeusz Malinski, portraitFrom Ohio University News New research at Ohio University shows that a particular subclass of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), also known as “bad cholesterol,” is a much better predictor of potential heart attacks than the mere presence of LDL, which is incorrect more often than not. The presence of LDL is […]

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Posted on 11/21/2019

White and Pordel Use NMR, Infrared Spectroscopy to Study Impact of Ligand Set During Light-Activated CO Release

Dr. Jessica White, portrait in officeDr. Jessica White and third-year Ph.D. student Shabnam Pordel recently published an article titled “Impact of Mn(I) photoCORM ligand set on photochemical intermediate formation during visible light-activated CO release” in Inorganica Chimica Acta. White is Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University. She is also a member of the […]

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Posted on 11/12/2019

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