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Ronan Carroll receives Rakowski Award, continues research into genetics of Staphylococcal infections

Dr. Ronan Carroll, portraitFrom Ohio University News Dr. Ronan Carroll recently received the Robert F. Rakowski Award for Outstanding Research for breakthrough work involving non-traditional RNA and Staphylococcus bacterial infections. Carroll, associate professor of Biological Sciences, received his undergraduate degree in microbiology from Trinity College, in Dublin, Ireland, in 1999. He immigrated to […]

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Posted on 12/21/2021

Oyeyemi Ajayi Continues His Work on Plant Cell Walls, Biofuel Potential as Post-Doc

Oyeyemi Ajayi, outdoors smilingAs Oyeyemi Ajayi leaves Athens and heads to Penn State this month, his family is a little bigger, having welcomed a daughter, and his title is a little longer, having added a Ph.D. in Environmental & Plant Biology. He’s leaving cozy Athens for Happy Valley, another rustic college town. And […]

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Posted on 07/06/2021

Tiny seedlings and 3 million worms: Two OHIO experiments head to International Space Station on June 3

NASA's SpaceX Commercial Resupply Mission-22 sits on the pad, ready for launch.Watch live: Coverage of the launch of NASA’s SpaceX CRS-22 commercial cargo mission to the International Space Station on Thursday, June 3, at 1:29 p.m. EDT.   From Ohio University News When NASA’s SpaceX Commercial Resupply Mission-22 launches from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 3, it will […]

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Posted on 05/26/2021

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

Class of 2021 | David Cottrill Defends His Dissertation, Then His Country

David Cottrill, portraitJust as David Cottrill was finishing his dissertation and getting ready to defend it, along came the Army National Guard with call-up orders. The race was on. But Cottrill has successfully added Dr. to his salutation, in addition to his officer rank of Capt. He completed his Ph.D. in Biological […]

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Posted on 04/20/2021

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