Post Tagged with: "Biological Sciences research"

Miles Awarded NSF OPUS Grant to Build Database of Several Hundred Lizard Species

Dr. Donald Miles

By Kaitlyn Lyons Dr. Donald Miles, Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University, received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Environmental Biology program Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis” (OPUS). This grant, in the amount of $209,451, is to provide support for synthesizing a body of prior […]

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February 14, 2020 at 4:32 pmResearch

Marissa Dyck Works to Preserve Bobcat Roadkill Specimens

Marissa Dyck Works to Preserve Bobcat Roadkill Specimens

By Kaitlyn Lyons Bobcats have been locally extinct for about 100 years due to over-harvesting and loss of habitat, but they have recently started to recover throughout the state of Ohio. More and more people have started seeing them in their backyards or killed on roadways. Ohio University graduate student […]

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January 7, 2020 at 4:21 pmResearch

Five Students Win Poster Sessions at Neuroscience Research Day

Five Students Win Poster Sessions at Neuroscience Research Day

By Kaitlyn Lyons Researchers and students from various departments met at Lake Hope Lodge for the the third annual Ohio University Neuroscience Research Day on Nov. 2. This day, hosted by the Biological Sciences Department and the Neuroscience program, consisted of various speakers, undergraduate and graduate poster presentations, delicious food, […]

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January 7, 2020 at 4:00 pmResearch

Career Corner | Biology Students Network with Biotech Scientists, Entrepreneurs & Executives

From left, Florenz Plassmann, Dean College of Arts & Sciences; Bob Colvin, Chair Biological Sciences; Tim Coleman; Jon Wang; and John Kopchick, Ph.D. mentor for both Tim and Jon.

By Kaitlyn Lyons Researchers, scientists and educators from across the globe came together to give Ohio University students opportunities to network with professionals at “Careers & Entrepreneurship in the Sciences: Drugs, Devices, and Diagnostics” on Nov. 19. Participants were able to experience career pathways through the perspectives of scientists, entrepreneurs […]

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January 7, 2020 at 3:41 pmAlumni News

Miles Article Models Animal Mating Evolution Like Rock, Paper, Scissors

Dr. Donald Miles

Dr. Donald Miles and researchers from France and California have a new explanation for why some animals are monogamous and others are promiscuous or polygamous, and their model for the evolution of mating systems plays out like a game of rock, paper, scissors. Miles is Professor of Biological Sciences at […]

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December 20, 2019 at 12:33 pmResearch

NIH Grant Helps Carroll Examine How to Combat MRSA Infections

From left, Dr. Ronan Carroll talks with Ph.D. student Rachel Zapf in his lab in the Life Sciences Building on the Athens campus. Photo by Ben Siegel

From Ohio University News Ohio University microbiologist Dr. Ronan Carroll was awarded a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health this fall to study how scientists can combat a common bacterial infection that is becoming resistant to antibiotics. The funding builds on the discovery by Carroll and a […]

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December 17, 2019 at 7:48 amResearch

OHIO Undergraduate Researchers Rock the Insect World

OHIO delegation at Entomological Society of America.

Like moths to a flame, entomologists swarmed to the annual Entomological Society of America (ESA) conference to communicate what they have learned about the insects they study.  This year the conference was held Nov. 16-20 in St. Louis. Ohio University undergraduate research students Madeline Sudnick, Evelyn Blakeman, and Mitch Duffner—compelled […]

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December 4, 2019 at 2:04 pmIn Class Research