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March 29, 2021 at 11:05 am

Nine Biology Students Get Student Enhancement Awards for Research

From Ohio University News

Nine Biological Sciences students are among 21 students receiving Ohio University Student Enhancement Award funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this spring.

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 44 proposals with a total funding request of $239,990. Students may request up to $6,000 per proposal.

For more information about the program, visit www.ohio.edu/research/funding.

Graduate Student Winners

Ryan Brown: Assessing the impracts of water quality on recruitment of Eastern Hellenders (Cryptobranchus a. alleganiensis)

Ryan Brown

Ryan Brown (graduate student, Biological Sciences), “Assessing the Impacts of Water Quality on Recruitment of Eastern Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus a. alleganiensis),” $5,993; Mentor: Viorel Popescu

Tyler Goerge: Spacial learning in a warming world: the termal sensitivity of cognition in tree lizards, Urosaurus ornatus

Tyler Goerge

Tyler Goerge (graduate student, Biological Sciences), “Spatial Learning in a Warming World: The thermal sensitivity of cognition in tree lizards, Urosaurus ornatus,” $6,000; Mentor: Donald Miles

Donald Morgan: “Back to the Sea: Evolutionary convergence and constraint in the vasculature, brain and nasal cavity in extinct secondarily aquatic sauropsids

Donald Morgan

Donald Morgan (graduate student, Biomedical Sciences), “Back to the Sea: Evolutionary convergence and constraint in the vasculature, brain and nasal cavity in extinct secondarily aquatic sauropsids, $5,874; Mentor: Lawrence Witmer

Mahima Sanyal: Analysis of Differences in Mutational Patterns of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in different environmental settings

Mahima Sanyal

Mahima Sanyal (graduate student, Biological Sciences and Molecular and Cellular Biology Program), “Analysis of Differences in Mutational Patterns of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Different Environmental Settings,” $6,000; Mentor: Tomohiko Sugiyama

Courtney Silver-Peavey: Bioaccumulation of imidactoprid in hemlock leaf litter in the Hocking Hills and its effects on wood frog larvae

Courtney Silver-Peavey

Courtney Silver-Peavey (graduate student, Biological Sciences), “Bioaccumulation of Imidacloprid in Hemlock Leaf Litter in the Hocking Hills and its Effects on Wood Frog Larvae,” $5,930; Mentor: Popescu

Emily Watts: Range limit evolution in the Cumberland Plateau Salamander

Emily Watts

Emily Watts (graduate student, Biological Sciences), “Range Limit Evolution in the Cumberland Plateau Salamander,” $5,700; Mentor: Shawn Kuchta

Shiyu Yuan: Investigate the rle of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP-2) in osteoblastic bone metastasis induced by canine prostate cancer cells

Shiyu Yuan

Shiyu Yuan (graduate student, Biological Sciences and Molecular and Cellular Biology Program), “Investigate the Role of Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP-2) in Osteoblastic Bone Metastasis Induced by Canine Prostate Cancer Cells,” $5,954; Mentor: Thomas Rosol

Undergraduate Student Winners

Nicole Hess: genetic characterization of protein complex involved in hearing loss in mice

Nicole Hess

Nicole Hess (undergraduate student, Honors Tutorial College, Biological Sciences), “Genetic Characterization of Protein Complex Involved in Hearing Loss in Mice,” $6,000; Mentor: Soichi Tanda

Jackson Krejsa: the efefects of weight cycling on the intestinal microbiome

Jackson Krejsa

Jackson Krejsa (undergraduate student, Biological Sciences), “The Effects of Weight Cycling on the Intestinal Microbiome,” $6,000; Mentor: Ed List

 

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