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May 4, 2021 at 12:07 pm

Samuel Gutherz Awarded Graduate College Fellowship

Samuel Gutherz, casual environmental portrait

Samuel Gutherz

From Ohio University News

This year five named fellowships were funded through the Graduate College, in the amount of $2,000 per semester for academic year 2021-22. This is in addition to a student’s existing appointment.

The Graduate College Fellowship goes to Samuel Gutherz, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the College of Arts & Sciences.

His project is on “Skeletal pneumaticity and decoupling mass-volume relationships in bone.”

“My research focuses on the interaction between the respiratory and skeletal systems in birds and dinosaurs. Specifically, I am focused on the evolution of pneumatic or hollow bones, with the goal of understanding how pneumatic bones facilitated the broad diversity of these groups and how its presence/absence affects these animals’ ability to perform specific functions,” says Gutherz, who was nominated by Dr. Patrick O’Connor, professor of  anatomy and neuroscience in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

This fellowship bears the name of the Graduate College, recognizing that Ohio University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a high activity research institution and is regularly among the top 20 Fulbright producing doctoral/research universities.

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