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March 29, 2018 at 2:13 pm

Five Biology Students Get Enhancement Awards for Research

From Office of Research News

Five Biological Sciences graduate students received Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards for their original research, scholarship and creative work this spring.

A total of 27 students received $131,187 in funding. The Student Enhancement Awards are funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and administered by the Council for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, which is appointed by Faculty Senate.

The program received 89 proposals with a total funding request of $481,543. Students may request up to $6,000 per proposal.

Cheng Qi, portrait in lab

Cheng Qi

Cheng Qi (graduate student, Biological Sciences; mentor: Daewoo Lee) received $4,611 for The Role of Dopamine D2 Receptor in Drosophila Larval Learning.

James Nassif portrait in the lab

James Nassif

James Nassif (graduate student, Biomedical Sciences; mentor: Lawrence Witmer) received $5,689 for Assessing the Form and Function of the Hearing Apparatus in Dinosaurs.

Rachel Olson, portrait at animal facility

Rachel Olson

Rachel Olson (graduate student, Biomedical Sciences; mentor: Susan Williams) received $5,700 for Comparative Insights into the Anatomy, Function, and Biomechanics of the Mammalian Tongue.

Pratik Shriwas

Pratik Shriwas

Pratik Shriwas (graduate student, Molecular and Cellular Biology; mentor: Xiaozhuo Chen) received $5,696 for Characterization of a Novel Anticancer Agent In Vitro.

Rachel Zapf, portrait

Rachel Zapf

Rachel Zapf (graduate student, Biological Sciences; mentor: Ronan Carroll) received $5,341 for Clarifying the Mechanism of the Small RNA Teg41 and Its Effects on Staphylococcus aureus Virulence.

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