Post Tagged with: "environmental and plant biology alumni"

Quidel Joins Fight Against COVID-19 Outbreak with Fast, Accurate Diagnostic Tool

Quidel Joins Fight Against COVID-19 Outbreak with Fast, Accurate Diagnostic Tool

Quidel Corp., which employs many Ohio University alumni in Athens, joins the fight against COVID-19 outbreak with fast, accurate diagnostic tool, according to a news release. The company announced on March 17 that it received Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a molecular COVID-19 diagnostic […]

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March 21, 2020 at 3:57 pmAlumni Alumni in the News In the News News

Message from the Chair | Let Me Know What You Are Doing!

Environmental & Plant Biology professor Dr. Allan Showalter presenting his research at the MCB retreat.

By Dr. Allan Showalter Professor & Chair of Environmental & Plant Biology Greetings PBIO alumni, students, faculty, and staff! It remains my privilege to serve as chair of this outstanding department. This newsletter highlights some of the great things that our faculty, staff, and students are doing. If you are […]

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March 8, 2020 at 3:25 pmAlumni

Career Corner | Parkinson Tells Biology Students: Have Good Work Ethic, Be Willing to Fail

Dr. Chris Parkinson displays a specimen.

  By Kaitlyn Lyons Ohio University alumnus Dr. Chris Parkinson came back to Athens to talk to students about biology careers and graduate school and to give a seminar about his research as part of the Biological & Biomedical Seminar series on Feb. 3. Parkinson earned a dual B.S. in […]

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February 11, 2020 at 12:37 pmAlumni News

Alumni News | Summit Metro Parks Honor 99-Year-Old Naturalist, Bert Szabo

Summit Metro Parks today announced it will formally name December 4 “Bert Szabo Day” in honor of the park district’s first interpretive naturalist. Photo from Summit Metro Parks,

Akron’s Summit Metro Parks honored its first naturalist, Ohio University alum Bert Szabo, by naming Dec. 4, his 99th birthday, “Bert Szabo Day” and temporarily renaming a parkway for him, according to an Akron.com. story headlined “Summit Metro Parks recognizes first naturalist for 62 years of service.” Szabo earned two […]

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December 27, 2019 at 11:28 amAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

Graduate Students Work to Preserve Prairie-like Sites in Athens County

PGSA Outreach Coordinator Sam Lockhart at Stouds Run State Park

Athens County has prairie plants? Strouds Run State Park is home to three small prairie-like openings that host grassland species. Persistence of this unusual community may be threatened by encroachment of trees and shrubs that can shade out herbaceous plants. That’s why members of the Plant Biology Graduate Student Association […]

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December 17, 2019 at 2:54 pmNews

Notable Alumni | Dean DellaPenna Looks for ‘Vitamin Genes’ in Corn

Dr. Dean DellaPenna {Photo courtesy of Michigan State University}

Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Dean DellaPenna ’84 Biology Dr. Dean DellaPenna says it’s a “golden period” for researchers as genome […]

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October 20, 2019 at 4:58 pmAlumni News

Notable Alumni | Jon Wang Pioneers Research in Oncology and Gene Therapy

Dr. Jon Wang

Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Jon Wang ’93 Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular Biology Dr. Xinzhong “Jon” Wang is an accomplished […]

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October 19, 2019 at 2:07 pmAlumni News