Post Tagged with: "Molecular and Cellular Biology Research"

Plant Cell Wall Faculty, Graduate Students Present at ASPB Meeting in Montreal

The Plant Wall Group enjoying a night out at the ASPB meeting in Montreal.  From Left: Matrika Bhattarai, Oyeyemi Ajayi, John Elmore, Yuan Zhang, Tasleem Javaid, Dasmeet Kaur, Ahmed Faik (with Star), and Allan Showalter.

Dr. Ahmed Faik and Dr. Allan Showalter with graduate students from the Plant Wall Research Group presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists July 14-18 in Montreal, Canada. Showalter is Professor and Chair of Environmental & Plant Biology at Ohio University. Faik is Associate Professor […]

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August 3, 2018 at 12:23 pmResearch

Plant Biology, Chemistry Researchers Present at Cell Wall Conference

VIII. Cell Wall Conference in Asilomar, California, June 18-22, 2018. Photo left to right: Mick Held (Chemistry), Lee Tan (Chemistry Alum), Allan Showalter, (PBIO), Yadi Zhou (Chemistry grad student)

Ohio University researchers from Environmental & Plant Biology and Chemistry & Biochemistry presented at the VIII. Cell Wall Research Conference in Asilomar, CA, June 18-22. The presenters included Dr. Allan M. Showalter, Dr. Michael Held, and graduate student Yadi Zhou. Showalter, Professor and Chair of Environmental & Plant Biology and […]

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July 20, 2018 at 2:02 pmResearch

MCB Graduate Students Recognized with Top Prizes at EXPO 2018

President Nellis presents award to Colin Kruse

This year 14 Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate students participated in the 2018 Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo, garnering a total of five first place and one second place prize. The Student Expo, with 850 presenters, took place on April 12 at the Ohio University Convocation Center […]

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June 13, 2018 at 3:05 pmNews Research

MCB Grad Student Takes 1st, People’s Choice at 3 Minute Thesis

Silvana Duran-Ortiz (photo by Evan Leonard)

From Research Communications Silvana Duran Ortiz, doctoral student in Biological Sciences and Molecular and Cellular Biology, took first place at the Ohio University’s third annual 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition on Feb. 21. Her presentation was on “Can we extend life- and health-span by decreasing growth hormone action?” Her adviser is […]

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June 12, 2018 at 12:22 pmResearch

Nanoscale Defense: Predicting Intrusions to the Membrane

Diagram of monolayer and bilayer memberanes, the former is represented as a flat plane and the latter as a spherical structure (Illustration: Environmental Science: Nano)

By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern Like the outermost walls surrounding a castle, the plasma membrane is the cell’s first defense against invaders. Biological membranes are semipermeable, meaning that they are designed to block unwanted molecules while permitting the passage of compounds necessary for cellular function. And yet, an occasional […]

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June 6, 2018 at 2:04 pmResearch

Colvin Reports on Novel Kinase Inhibitors, Target for Therapeutic Development in Alzheimer’s

Colvin Reports on Novel Kinase Inhibitors, Target for Therapeutic Development in Alzheimer’s

Dr. Robert Colvin, Professor and Chair of Biological Sciences at Ohio University, presented at a conference on “Thinking Outside the ATP Box: New ways to Target Kinases for Therapeutics,” which brought together top researchers in the field to explore and discuss cutting-edge research and challenges to developing highly specific inhibitors […]

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May 31, 2018 at 5:01 pmResearch

Carroll Presents at Meeting on Regulating with RNA in Bacteria and Archaea in Seville Spain

Dr. Ronan Carroll presenting his poster to Dr Shelly Payne from the University of Texas.

Dr. Ronan Carroll, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University, attended the 5th Meeting on Regulating with RNA in Bacteria and Archaea in Seville Spain from March 19th to 22. The meeting focused on the mechanisms through which bacteria and archaea regulate cellular processes using RNA molecules. “At the meeting […]

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May 17, 2018 at 12:34 pmResearch