Post Tagged with: "Biological Sciences research"

Biology Undergrads Present at Conference on Avian Biology, Reisenfeld Wins Award

Kyra Reisenfeld presenting her poster at OARC.

Ohio University undergraduate students Kyra Reisenfeld and Chance Patznick presented their research at the Ohio Avian Research Conference at Dennison University on Oct. 14 to an audience that included governmental, non-governmental, and university researchers as well as amateur ornithologists and interested community members. The Biological Sciences students are doing undergraduate […]

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November 3, 2017 at 12:32 pmResearch

TriBeta Biology Fair Showcases Undergraduate Research Opportunities

TriBeta officers and members enjoy a hike in the Athens area.

The hallway of the Life Sciences Building was abuzz with conversation on Oct. 17 as Biological Sciences faculty members and students presented posters based on their research to students in the department. This annual research fair, hosted by Ohio University’s TriBeta (Beta Beta Beta) chapter, fair provides an opportunity for faculty […]

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November 3, 2017 at 9:17 amIn Class News

Science News Highlights Morris’ Research on Animal ‘Beauty’

Multilineatus mirror image of swordfish

An article headlined “What makes a pretty face? Animals — including people — are innately drawn to beauty, which may be defined by symmetry or health” in Science News for Students highlights work by Dr. Molly R. Morris and colleagues on female mate preference for symmetry in swordtail fishes. Morris […]

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November 1, 2017 at 3:06 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Grad Student Evaluates Method for Studying Bird Brains

Ph.D. student Catherine Early presents her research to Biological Sciences professor Daewoo Lee.

By Amanda Biederman The brain recounts a unique story. The size, shape, and each fold along the surface reveal a narrative about how an animal lives, as well as how its ancestors have evolved over millions of years. But what about animals that have died, with only a skeleton or […]

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November 1, 2017 at 1:37 pmResearch

Grad Student Studies Risks, Benefits of Antidepressant Treatment During Pregnancy

Ph.D. student Mary Gemmel

By Amanda Biederman An estimated 8 percent of women will use antidepressants during pregnancy, according to recent studies. In the past several years, researchers have been interested in the effect of antidepressants on offspring neuronal development. Mary Gemmel, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the department of biological sciences, argues that […]

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November 1, 2017 at 2:22 amEvents Research

Invited Speaker Brown Discusses Work on Axonal Transport at Neuroscience Research Day

Neuroscience Research Day award ceremony: Dakota Brockway, Mary Gemmel, Catherine Early, Daewoo Lee, Nilaj Chakrabarty.

By Amanda Biederman The Ohio State University professor Anthony Brown opened the first annual Neuroscience Research Day with a keynote lecture describing his work on neurofilaments and axonal transport. Neuroscience Research Day, which was contrived by a team of faculty members, graduate students and undergraduate students, brought together members of […]

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November 1, 2017 at 12:57 amEvents Research

Conservation Ecology Lab Receives Ohio DNR Grant for Bobcat Research

Conservation Ecology Lab Receives Ohio DNR Grant for Bobcat Research

Bobcats (Lynx rufus) are making a comeback in Ohio after more than a century since their extirpation in the 1850s. Bobcat sightings have been steadily increasing since the 1980s, signaling that they are on their way to reclaiming their former territory, particularly in Southeastern Ohio. Dr. Viorel Popescu, Assistant Professor […]

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October 30, 2017 at 9:53 amResearch