Stories tagged with: Department of Biological Sciences

Alumnus Eric Gorscak's 'inner kid' loves his career discovering deep-time dinosaurs and ecosystems

January 9, 2023 Professor Nancy Stevens substitute teaching in Eric Gorscak's undergraduate paleontology class might have been serendipity, but Gorscak didn't leave anything to chance.

Marissa Dyck awarded American Society of Mammologists' highest award for a graduate student

January 6, 2023 Marissa Dyck was awarded the 2022 American Society of Mammologists Fellowship. Mammals — specifically carnivores such as lynx, wolves, bobcats, and coyotes — are the focus of Dyck's research.

Alumna Kelly McCall veered into a research career fighting autoimmune and inflammatory diseases

December 21, 2022 Kelly McCall thought she was headed to dentistry school. But as graduation loomed, she changed her major to biological sciences and found herself on a very different health-care related path.

2022-23 Presidential Research Scholars are explorers of human history and scientific discovery

December 13, 2022 Ohio University has named four professors as its 2022-23 Presidential Research Scholars: Neil Bernstein, Ronan Carroll, Katherine Jellison, and Patrick O’Connor.

29 students receive Provost Undergraduate Research Fund awards

December 7, 2022 The Ohio University Provost Undergraduate Research Fund (PURF) award program provided 29 students with a total of $40,446 in funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this fall.

With help from the Pod, four friends made the most of daily debates over sports

December 6, 2022 Shortly after they met their freshman year, Andrew Owusu, Osahon Ogbebor, Adam Ward and Gavin Broome found themselves arguing daily as they ate lunch at Nelson Dining Hall.

EBI postdoctoral fellow awarded fellowship in aging research

November 23, 2022 Ohio University’s Edison Biotechnology Institute (EBI) postdoctoral researcher Silvana Duran-Ortiz was awarded the 2022 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Aging Research.

Sustainability Day on Nov. 14 aims to spur local action with a global impact

November 9, 2022 The Climate and Sustainability Ambassadors and the Ohio University Office of Sustainability are hosting Sustainability Day on Monday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Baker University Center

OHIO senior earns Air Force Health Professions Scholarship

November 4, 2022 Deborah Swegan, an Air Force ROTC cadet and senior at Ohio University, was recently awarded a competitive scholarship to pay for medical school.

Science Café features Lynn Harter exploring 'The Poetics and Politics of Storytelling' on Nov. 2

October 17, 2022 Ohio University's Science Café presents Lynn Harter exploring "The Poetics and Politics of Storytelling" on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

TriBeta invites students to explore opportunities to work with faculty at research fair on Oct. 11

October 5, 2022 Biological Sciences seniors say working in faculty labs results in exciting research, lasting friendships, and critical experience for future careers.

Riley Zielinski finally nails it in the lab, then tops her success with Germany internship

October 4, 2022 Riley Zielinski was in the biology lab late at night, running her experiment—again. "I had no faith it would work," she said.

Viorel Popescu to discuss future for Ohio bobcats at Oct. 5 Science Café

September 29, 2022 Science Café features Viorel Popescu discussing "The Secret Lives of the #RealBobcatsofOhio" at 5 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Baker Center Theater and via YouTube.

Biology alumnus inspires OHIO Wildlife and Nature Photography Scholarship competition

September 12, 2022 Ohio University students are invited to submit their best Athens County nature pics to the OHIO Wildlife and Nature Photography Scholarship Competition.

Alumni News | Ryan Wagner turns his grad school, camera focus on mudpuppy salamanders

September 10, 2022 Ryan Wagner has left a lot of footprints across the state of Ohio—most of them muddy ones.