October 6, 2020 at 9:02 pm

Four New Faculty Join Molecular & Cellular Biology Program

The Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate program welcomes four new faculty members who recently joined Ohio University.

The four are new members of the Ohio University Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute, increasing its critical mass of scientists who focus on combating pain and understanding health as the population ages.

“We are exciting to have them join MCB and think they will bring some new perspectives to the graduate students in this interdisciplinary program,” says Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology and MCB Director.

Nathaniel Szewczyk, portrait

Dr. Nathaniel Szewczyk

Dr. Nathaniel Szewczyk has been appointed as the OHF Ralph S. Licklider, D.O., Research Endowed Professor of Molecular Medicine and professor of molecular medicine in Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Cory Baumann, portrait

Dr. Cory Baumann

Dr. Cory W. Baumann, also joining the HCOM Department of Biomedical Sciences, studies the role of stressors in disease and aging, and how interventions may buffer these stressors and ultimately impact health span.

Shouan Zhu, portrait

Dr. Shouan Zhu

Dr. Shouan Zhu, a new Biomedical Sciences faculty member, studies the effects of aging, obesity and trauma on osteoarthritis, with a focus on cartilage regeneration and metabolism.

Andrew Weems, portrait

Dr. Andrew Weems

Dr. Andrew Weems, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomaterials manufacturing the Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, joins OMNI as a junior investigator.


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