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Students Use Fruit Flies to Study Molecular Basis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Students Use Fruit Flies to Study Molecular Basis of Alzheimer’s Disease

By Amanda Biederman When facing complex problems, it’s often best to consider simplified perspectives. In the labs of Biological Sciences professors Dr. Daewoo Lee and Dr. Robert Colvin, student researchers are studying the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease using a comparatively simple animal model: the fruit fly. Sazan Ismael, a doctoral […]

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November 15, 2018 at 12:50 amResearch

Chemistry Doctoral Student Synthesizes Peptide to Understand Alzheimer’s Progression

Najah Al Qaeisoom presenting her research on phosphorylation of the tau protein to students and faculty during Neuroscience Research Day (photo: Muhammad Fauzi)

By Amanda Biederman Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease in the United States, yet the pathological basis of this disease is not yet fully understood. Doctoral chemistry student Najah Al Qaeisoom is working to understand one critical component of Alzheimer’s progression. Working under the direction of Chemistry & […]

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November 15, 2018 at 12:30 amResearch

HTC Neuroscience Student Studies Underlying Pathology of Rare Brain Condition

HTC Neuroscience student Samantha Selhorst with Neuroscience Program Director Dr. Daewoo Lee at Neuroscience Research Day (photo: Muhammad Fauzi)

By Amanda Biederman Rare diseases are often understudied, but Honors Tutorial College Neuroscience student Samantha Selhorst is working to characterize the pathology of arteriovenous malformation (AVM) under the direction of Biological Sciences professor Dr. Corinne Nielsen. Selhorst was recently awarded first prize for her thesis work in the undergraduate competition […]

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November 15, 2018 at 12:14 amResearch

Eight Biology, Chemistry Undergraduates Get Kopchick Awards

Faculty and student recipients of the 2018 John J. Kopchick Awards were honored at a ceremony Nov. 10 in Nelson Commons. Photo Credit: Hannah Ruhoff/Ohio University

Eight undergraduate students studying biology and chemistry received awards from the John J. Kopchick Molecular and Cellular Biology/Translational Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Student Support Fund. The awards are up to $1,500 for undergraduate students working with Molecular and Cellular Biology and Translational Biomedical Sciences faculty and conducting translational medical research and […]

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November 14, 2018 at 8:38 amNews

Four Biological Sciences Graduate Students Awarded Kopchick Research Fellowships

Faculty and student recipients of the 2018 John J. Kopchick Awards were honored at a ceremony Nov. 10 in Nelson Commons. Photo Credit: Hannah Ruhoff/Ohio University

Four Biological Sciences graduate students were among those awarded John J. Kopchick Molecular and Cellular Biology/Translational Biomedical Sciences Research Fellowship Awards. The award provides up to $10,000 for Ph.D. and D.O./Ph.D. students in the Molecular and Cellular Biology and Translational Biomedical Sciences programs to support translational biomedical research, with an […]

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November 14, 2018 at 8:14 amNews

Biology Graduate Students Present at Annual Society for Neuroscience

From left, Hariprakash Haragopal and Sazan Ismael

Hariprakash Haragopal, a doctoral student in Dr. Mitchell Day’s lab, Sazan Ismael, a doctoral student in Dr. Daewoo Lee‘s lab, and Zihui Wang, a doctoral student in Dr. Yang Li’s lab, presented their research at the Annual Society for Neuroscience conference in San Diego in early November 2018. Haragopal uses […]

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November 9, 2018 at 8:28 amResearch

AccuWeather Quotes Klein on Maryland Athlete’s Heat-Related Death

Ian Klein

AccuWeather quoted Ian Klein, Lecturer in Biological Sciences at Ohio University,  in a story headlined “University of Maryland students protest, football coach fired following athlete’s heatstroke-related death last spring.” “When you have heat exhaustion, which is down at the second level after heat cramps, heat exhaustion then becomes heatstroke once […]

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