Research

Morgan Vis Awarded Outstanding Faculty Research and Scholarship Award

Pressing of Batrachospermum (the frog spawn alga) that Morgan Vis studies

By Sydney Dawes PACE Writer Environmental & Plant Biology Dr. Morgan Vis of the Department of Environmental and Plant Biology received the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Research and Scholarship Award for 2015-2016. The award is given to a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences […]

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May 18, 2016 at 12:17 pmNews Research

NQPI | A New Perspective on Down Syndrome

Dr. Tadeusz Malinski receives the Grand Gold Medal by the Society of Arts-Sciences-Letters in Paris.

Ohio University Chemistry & Biochemistry professor and Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute member Tadeusz Malinski’s work on cardiovascular and neuronal function attracted the attention of Ita Pluta-Plutowska, who recently gifted him $400,000 to study the molecular physiology of Down Syndrome. Down Syndrome affects approximately 400,000 people in the United States, […]

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May 16, 2016 at 4:57 pmResearch

NQPI | New Technique for Measuring Temperature at the Nanoscale

Dr. Hugh Richardson

Picture an object that is approximately 1,000 times smaller than a human hair. Now imagine trying to test the temperature of this object you can’t even see. Ohio University Chemistry & Biochemistry professor and Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute member Hugh Richardson and graduate student Susil Baral, have made this […]

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May 16, 2016 at 4:47 pmResearch

NQPI | Plants’ Salt Response Suggests Biochemical Connection

Dr. Allan Showalter’s lab is studying Arabidopsis thaliana, a plant commonly used as a model organism for genetic studies.

Ohio University Environmental & Plant Biology professor and Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute member Allan Showalter is investigating the interplay between five plant genes in Arabidopsis thaliana that may contribute to saline tolerance. The genes GALT2, GALT5, SOS5, FEI1 and FEI2 encode proteins that perform distinct biochemical functions. The knockout […]

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May 16, 2016 at 4:35 pmResearch

NQPI | Sculpting the Band Gap

Dr. David Drabold, Distinguished Professor

Ohio University Physics & Astronomy professor and Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute member David Drabold collaborated with professors Parthapratim Biswas and Raymond Atta-Fynn, from the University of Southern Mississippi and University of Texas, Arlington, respectively, through an NSF-funded grant to develop a new approach to modeling materials. “The three of […]

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May 16, 2016 at 4:06 pmResearch

Detecting Neutrons with a HabaNERO (not the pepper)

Nuclear Physicists Tony Ahn and Zach Meisel stand on the dock at the Edwards Accelerator Lab and behind section of the polyethylene blocks used to slow down neutrons. The holes are where the detectors are placed.

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Nuclear physicists from the University of Notre Dame, Michigan State University, University of Tennessee, and Central Michigan University visited Ohio University’s Edwards Accelerator Laboratory recently to calibrate a neutron detector called the Heavy ion Accelerated Beam induced (Alpha, Neutron) Emission Ratio Observer, or “HabaNERO.” […]

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May 13, 2016 at 3:46 pmResearch

Rosenthal receives OURC for his American Chestnut research

Dr. David Rosenthal

By Sydney Dawes PACE Writer Environmental & Plant Biology Dr. David Rosenthal, an assistant professor at the Department of Environmental and Plant Biology, received the Ohio University Research Committee (OURC) Award, which will help fund his student-interactive study of American Chestnuts. The OURC is a competitive, internal university-wide award for […]

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May 12, 2016 at 2:15 pmNews Research