Radiation Safety Committee 2020
Robert Colvin is Professor and Chair of Biological Sciences at Ohio University. He received a Ph.D. in cell physiology from Rutgers University. As a postdoctoral fellow in Cardiology at the University of Connecticut he was at the forefront of research on the then newly discovered calcium antagonist drugs, which have become important and widely used drugs. His research has investigated the cellular mechanisms of disease and the actions of molecules that could potentially develop into novel drug therapies. He has been a successful PI on several previous and current university- and NIH-funded grants to study mechanisms of neurodegeneration and cognitive decline in aging. As PI, he directed the research program, mentored and trained several successful graduate students, and wrote several peer reviewed publications for each project.