Wyatt Receives Baker Award for ‘Plant Gravitropic Signaling: New Approaches to Old Questions’

Dr. Sarah Wyatt in the growth lab with a model of the Falcon rocket that will take their experiment to the International Space Station. Photo by Ben Siegel

Dr. Sarah Wyatt was one of five Ohio University faculty receiving John C. Baker Fund awards for research, scholarship and creative work during spring semester 2021. Wyatt is professor of Environmental & Plant Biology and director of the Molecular & Cellular Biology program. Endowed in 1961 by a gift of […]

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May 10, 2021 at 9:54 amResearch

Waterbury Awarded Fulbright to Study Hungary and Ethnic Identity in the European Neighborhood

D. Myra Waterbury (Photo by Robin Hecker)

Dr. Myra Waterbury was recently named a Fulbright Scholar and will be headed to Budapest in the spring of 2022 to conduct research on Hungary’s disparate populations. Waterbury, professor of Political Science at Ohio University, says that “Hungary can be understood as existing in a state of ‘divided nationhood’ in […]

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May 5, 2021 at 10:12 amNews Research

Houser Wants to Observe Tornados as They Cross the Landscape, BBC Wants to Film It

Dr. Jana Houser with the University of Oklahoma’s Rapid-scan, X-band, polarimetric mobile radar (RaXPol).

From Ohio University News Dr. Jana Houser heads to Oklahoma this month in search of more answers about how tornados behave. Usually, Houser takes some Ohio University students with her to do fieldwork in Tornado Alley. But this year it will just be her, the University of Oklahoma radar team […]

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May 4, 2021 at 1:55 pmNews Research

Nicole Hess Looks at Genetic Mutations to Learn More about Hearing Loss

2021 Goldwater Scholar Nicole Hess works in the lab. Photo by Rich-Joseph Facun/Ohio University

Excerpted from Ohio University News When Nicole Hess was a freshman at Ohio University, she was looking for a research project that was more human-focused. After discussing with her adviser, Dr. Soichi Tanda, he invited her to join his lab to conduct research on hearing loss. Hess, a Honors Tutorial […]

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April 28, 2021 at 6:11 pmResearch

Emily Marino Infects Culture Cells to Look at Severity of Staph Infections

Emily Marino

From Ohio University News Emily Marino would tell you that growing up she was a germaphobe and always interested in the microbiology of germs; how they worked, the different types of bacteria, and how it affected a person’s body. Today, she’s taken that interest into her studies and career, researching […]

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April 28, 2021 at 5:19 pmResearch

Kendhammer Named Senior Research Advisor at RESOLVE Network

Dr. Brandon Kendhammer

Dr. Brandon Kendhammer has been named the Senior Research Advisor for RESOLVE Network’s Learning from Local Peacebuilding Approaches initiative focused on Sub-Saharan Africa. Kendhammer is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Development Studies Program at the Center for International Studies at Ohio University. Housed at the U.S. […]

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April 26, 2021 at 11:28 pmResearch

Holcomb Co-Edits ‘Transhistoricizing Claude McKay′s Romance in Marseille’

Dr. Gary Holcomb

Dr. Gary Holcomb co-edited an issue of English Language Notes titled “Transhistoricizing Claude McKay′s Romance in Marseille,” published by Duke University Press. Holcomb, a professor in African American Studies at Ohio University, was conducting his dissertation research on writer Claude McKay — a key literary figure in the Harlem Renaissance […]

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April 26, 2021 at 8:42 amResearch