Ohio University

Environmental & Plant Biology Alumni News

Quidel Joins Fight Against COVID-19 Outbreak with Fast, Accurate Diagnostic Tool

quidel logoQuidel Corp., which employs many Ohio University alumni in Athens, joins the fight against COVID-19 outbreak with fast, accurate diagnostic tool, according to a news release. The company announced on March 17 that it received Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a molecular COVID-19 diagnostic […]

The post Quidel Joins Fight Against COVID-19 Outbreak with Fast, Accurate Diagnostic Tool appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 03/21/2020

Message from the Chair | Let Me Know What You Are Doing!

Environmental & Plant Biology professor Dr. Allan Showalter presenting his research at the MCB retreat.By Dr. Allan Showalter Professor & Chair of Environmental & Plant Biology Greetings PBIO alumni, students, faculty, and staff! It remains my privilege to serve as chair of this outstanding department. This newsletter highlights some of the great things that our faculty, staff, and students are doing. If you are […]

The post Message from the Chair | Let Me Know What You Are Doing! appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 03/08/2020

Career Corner | Parkinson Tells Biology Students: Have Good Work Ethic, Be Willing to Fail

Dr. Chris Parkinson displays a snake specimen in a glass jar.  By Kaitlyn Lyons Ohio University alumnus Dr. Chris Parkinson came back to Athens to talk to students about biology careers and graduate school and to give a seminar about his research as part of the Biological & Biomedical Seminar series on Feb. 3. Parkinson earned a dual B.S. in […]

The post Career Corner | Parkinson Tells Biology Students: Have Good Work Ethic, Be Willing to Fail appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 02/11/2020

Alumni News | Summit Metro Parks Honor 99-Year-Old Naturalist, Bert Szabo

Bert Szabo, portraitAkron’s Summit Metro Parks honored its first naturalist, Ohio University alum Bert Szabo, by naming Dec. 4, his 99th birthday, “Bert Szabo Day” and temporarily renaming a parkway for him, according to an Akron.com. story headlined “Summit Metro Parks recognizes first naturalist for 62 years of service.” Szabo earned two […]

The post Alumni News | Summit Metro Parks Honor 99-Year-Old Naturalist, Bert Szabo appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 12/27/2019

Graduate Students Work to Preserve Prairie-like Sites in Athens County

PGSA Outreach Coordinator Sam Lockhart at Stouds Run State ParkAthens County has prairie plants? Strouds Run State Park is home to three small prairie-like openings that host grassland species. Persistence of this unusual community may be threatened by encroachment of trees and shrubs that can shade out herbaceous plants. That’s why members of the Plant Biology Graduate Student Association […]

The post Graduate Students Work to Preserve Prairie-like Sites in Athens County appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 12/17/2019

Notable Alumni | Dean DellaPenna Looks for ‘Vitamin Genes’ in Corn

Dean DellaPenna, portraitEditor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Dean DellaPenna ’84 Biology Dr. Dean DellaPenna says it’s a “golden period” for researchers as genome […]

The post Notable Alumni | Dean DellaPenna Looks for ‘Vitamin Genes’ in Corn appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 10/20/2019

Notable Alumni | Jon Wang Pioneers Research in Oncology and Gene Therapy

Jon Wang, portraitBy Regina Yoong Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Jon Wang ’93 Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular Biology Dr. Xinzhong “Jon” Wang […]

The post Notable Alumni | Jon Wang Pioneers Research in Oncology and Gene Therapy appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 10/19/2019

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 […]

The post Career Corner | Alumni, Friends to Network with STEMstart Freshmen appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
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 […]

The post Happy Beginnings | Monsted Named Assistant Curator of Virginia Native Plant Trail appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
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 […]

The post Chair’s Message | New Faculty Interested in Plant Evolution, Greenhouse Gets Makeover appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 08/10/2019