Post Tagged with: "Biological Sciences research"

Day Funded by NIH to Study Neural Coding of Spatial Hearing

Hariprakash Haragopal works in the lab.

Dr. Mitchell Day, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University, is the principal investigator on a new study funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Day is joined by two co-investigators, Dr. Soichi Tanda, Associate Professor of Biological […]

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October 3, 2019 at 6:36 pmAnnouncements

Why Did the Turtles Cross the Road? Or Did They?

Why Did the Turtles Cross the Road? Or Did They?

Ohio University researchers set out to determine the impact of the Route 33 bypass through Wayne National Forest on the local box turtle population. The answers were not exactly what they expected. Roads are everywhere! Roads define the very fabric of our civilization, and very few places in North America […]

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October 1, 2019 at 10:29 amResearch

Morris Gives Plenary Lecture at International Conference of Poeciliid Biologists

Molly Morris at the Conference of Poeciliid Biologists.

Dr. Molly R Morris, Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University, presented one of the plenary lectures at the International Conference of Poeciliid Biologists held in Mexico City in September. The conference meets every other year and attracts biologists from all over the world. Talks include topics as diverse as […]

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September 30, 2019 at 3:16 pmResearch

Miles Contributes to Study: Cool Lizards Do Not Like Global Warming

Dr. Donald Miles

Dr. Donald Miles, Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University, contributed to a study that shows that even sun-loving lizards may not survive rising temperatures in their environment. Climate change is toppling our Earth’s ecosystems out of balance in multiple ways, with often dramatic consequences. Many plants and animals are […]

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September 12, 2019 at 8:40 amResearch

Lee Receives Baker Award for Research on Neuronal Protein a-Synuclein

Dr. Daewoo Lee

Cell-to-Cell Transmission of Alpha-Syn Aggregates in Parkinson’s Disease From Compass Dr. Daewoo Lee, Professor of Biological Sciences, received a Baker Fund grant of $11,905 to further his research on the abundant neuronal protein a-Synuclein (a-Syn), which is responsible for the abnormal production of Lewy bodies, resulting in several neurodegenerative diseases […]

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June 10, 2019 at 8:04 amResearch

Students Collect Swordtail Fish in Belize

Students Collect Swordtail Fish in Belize

Four Biological Sciences students traveled to the Cayo District in Belize in March to find field sites and collect the swordtail fish Xiphophorus helleri. The students were M.S. student Neil Hamrick, Ph.D. student Meredith Fitschen-Brown, undergraduate Aaron Solitt ’19, and Ph.D. student Anthony Gilbert. “The trip to Belize was an […]

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May 15, 2019 at 4:01 pmResearch

Selhorst Takes Top Honors with Outstanding Senior Thesis Award

Samantha Selhorst

  Samantha Selhorst, an Honors Tutorial College senior in Neuroscience, received the top award for Outstanding Senior Thesis on May 3 at the HTC graduate reception. Her thesis is titled “Endothelial deletion of Rbpj leads to perivascular abnormalities in the brain.” Selhorst completed her senior thesis research in the laboratory […]

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May 14, 2019 at 10:29 amResearch