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Career Corner | Alumni, Friends to Network with STEMstart Freshmen

Kyle Brooks, portrait with bird of preyOhio University alumni will meet with freshman biology and chemistry students during STEMstart on Aug. 21. STEMstart is a quick start program designed to help science students transition from high school into college-level biology, chemistry and math courses. Students come to Ohio University a week before fall classes. get immersed […]

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Posted on 08/18/2019

Happy Beginnings | Monsted Named Assistant Curator of Virginia Native Plant Trail

Jack Monsted, portrait outdoorsEditor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Jack Monsted ’19M recently moved into a new job. He is now the assistant curator at the State State Arboretum of Virginia, part of the University […]

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Posted on 08/10/2019

Chair’s Message | New Faculty Interested in Plant Evolution, Greenhouse Gets Makeover

Allan Showalter, portraitGreetings PBIO alumni, students, faculty, and staff! It is my privilege to serve as chair of this outstanding department. This newsletter highlights some of the great things that our faculty, staff, students, and alumni are doing. If you are not highlighted in this current newsletter, it may be because you […]

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Posted on 08/10/2019

Alumni News | Khan, Vice Chancellor of University of Karachi, Passes Away

Ohio University alum Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Khan, a renowned botanist, passed away in May 2019 in Pakistan at the age of 67, according to a Dunya News report. He was the University of Karachi’s vice chancellor. Khan earned a Ph.D. in Botany from the College of Arts & Sciences in […]

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Posted on 05/13/2019

Alumni News | Rahman, Former Governor of Sumatra, Passes Away

Ohio University alum Dr. Marlis Rahman passed away on July 28, 2018, at the age of 76, according to his Wikipedia biography. He earned an M.S. in Botany, followed by a Ph.D. in 1989 from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO. His academic career at Andalas University included […]

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Posted on 05/13/2019

Alumni News | Cribben, First Plant Biology Ph.D., Passes Away

Dr. Larry D. Cribben, the first Plant Biology doctoral student at Ohio University, passed away July 5, 2018, at the age of 78, according to his obituary. He was a professor for 25 years at Montclair State University in New Jersey. He was awarded emeritus status in 1997. He published […]

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Posted on 05/13/2019

Happy Beginnings | Keil-Loudner Leaps from Plant Biology to Antibodies at Quidel

Emily Keil-Loudner in the fieldEditor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Ohio University alumna Emily Keil-Loudner ’14,’16M found that her role as Quality Control Technician II at Quidel lets her explore both her interests—environmental science and laboratory […]

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Posted on 04/27/2019

Plant Biology Colloquium | Lasting Contributions of Pasture Trees, Feb. 22

Marion Holmes in the field, studying plant growthThe Environmental & Plant Biology Colloquium Series presents Dr. Marion Holmes on Feb. 22 from 11:50 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Porter Hall 104. Ohio University alum Holmes earned a Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the College of Arts & Sciences in 2018. Title: Lasting Contributions of Pasture Trees to Structural […]

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Posted on 02/02/2019

Happy Beginnings | Francisco Tackles Recycling, Composting with Greenest Region Corps

Jordan Francisco (second from right) with fellow members of the Greenest Region Corps., shown here holding a GRC banner.Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Ohio University alumnus Jordan Francisco ’18 is working on recycling and composting projects and as he volunteers in the Greenest Region Corps, a program jointly funded […]

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Posted on 10/30/2018

Tomeo, Rosenthal Author Article on Genetic Correlations in Photosynthesis and Photorespiration

Nicholas Tomeo and David Rosenthal in lab, working with plantsOhio University alum Dr. Nicholas Tomeo and Dr. David Rosenthal authored an article on “Photorespiration differs among Arabidopsis thaliana ecotypes and is correlated with photosynthesis” in the Journal of Experimental Botany. Tomeo earned a Ph.D. in Plant Biology in 2017. Rosenthal is Assistant Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology at […]

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Posted on 10/11/2018