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Alumni News | Efcavitch’s Company Named Among 10 Start-Ups to Watch

Dr. J. William Efcavitch (photo from Molecular Assemblies)

Ohio University alum Dr. J. William Efcavitch was featured in Chemical and Engineering News in a story headlined “C&EN’s 2018 10 Start-Ups to Watch: Discover new companies connecting groundbreaking chemistry to pressing problems.” Efcavitch earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the College of Arts & Sciences, where he studied with Dr. Thomas […]

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December 6, 2018 at 3:47 pmAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

Chemists Measuring Temperature at the Nanoscale

hemistry doctoral student Ali Rafiei Miandashti is designing a thermosensing system that may one day be applied to cancer treatment. (Ramin Rabbani photo)

By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern When it comes to developing more effective therapeutics for cancer, doctoral student Ali Rafiei Miandashti emphasizes the key is to think small. Rafiei, who works under the supervision of Chemistry & Biochemistry professor and Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute member Dr. Hugh Richardson, is […]

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December 6, 2018 at 1:16 pmResearch

OHIO Cancer Researchers Discuss Work at Molecular and Cellular Biology Retreat

Dr. Thomas Rosol

By Amanda Biederman  OHIO students and faculty members convened last month to share their research at the annual Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) retreat. The event, which included a series of faculty and student talks as well as a poster session, spanned a variety of disciplines including biochemistry, molecular biology and […]

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December 5, 2018 at 4:38 pmResearch

Nellis Calls Chemistry Groundbreaking ‘Exciting Day for Ohio University’

From left, Maddie Sloat, Student Senate President; Dr. Joseph Shields, Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences; Dr. David Scholl, Chair of the Ohio University Board of Trustees; Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis; Dr. Chaden Djalali, Executive Vice President and Provost; and Maria Modayil, President of the Graduate Student Senate.

 Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis called the groundbreaking for a new chemistry building “an exciting day for Ohio University” as construction gets under way on a major academic building on campus. “It’s been a a few years since we’ve had a focus on a new building for the […]

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December 2, 2018 at 9:20 amNews

Chemistry Conference Brings Nearly 200 Chemists to OHIO

OHIO Chemistry & Biochemistry students (attendees and volunteers) with conference co-organizers Drs. Travis White and Jessica White.

Drs. Jessica White and Travis White, assistant professors of Chemistry & Biochemistry, welcomed nearly 200 chemists from 20 universities and colleges in Ohio and surrounding states (Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia) to the 2018 Ohio Inorganic Weekend in Athens on Nov. 9 and 10. This conference has been held […]

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November 20, 2018 at 1:47 pmNews

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

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