Post Tagged with: "Neuroscience Program"

Students Use Fruit Flies to Study Molecular Basis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Students Use Fruit Flies to Study Molecular Basis of Alzheimer’s Disease

By Amanda Biederman When facing complex problems, it’s often best to consider simplified perspectives. In the labs of Biological Sciences professors Dr. Daewoo Lee and Dr. Robert Colvin, student researchers are studying the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease using a comparatively simple animal model: the fruit fly. Sazan Ismael, a doctoral […]

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November 15, 2018 at 12:50 amResearch

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

HTC Neuroscience Student Studies Underlying Pathology of Rare Brain Condition

HTC Neuroscience student Samantha Selhorst with Neuroscience Program Director Dr. Daewoo Lee at Neuroscience Research Day (photo: Muhammad Fauzi)

By Amanda Biederman Rare diseases are often understudied, but Honors Tutorial College Neuroscience student Samantha Selhorst is working to characterize the pathology of arteriovenous malformation (AVM) under the direction of Biological Sciences professor Dr. Corinne Nielsen. Selhorst was recently awarded first prize for her thesis work in the undergraduate competition […]

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November 15, 2018 at 12:14 amResearch

Hare-Raising Research: Doctoral Student Uses Rabbits to Study Hearing Loss

Hariprakash Haragopal in his groups lab, where he records electrical responses to sound in Dutch belted rabbits

By Amanda Biederman Rabbits are known by many for their characteristic long, floppy ears. Yet those ears may hold the secret to understanding hearing loss and, ultimately, creating a more effective hearing aid. Hariprakash Haragopal is a doctoral student in the Department of Biological Sciences. With his supervisor, Dr. Mitchell […]

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November 14, 2018 at 3:51 pmResearch

Neuroscience Research Day | Keynote on Tuning Auditory Cortex for Vocal Communication, Oct. 6

Neuroscience Research Day | Keynote on Tuning Auditory Cortex for Vocal Communication, Oct. 6

Ohio University neuroscientists will put their brains to work next month at the second Neuroscience Research Day. Neuroscience Research Day will take place Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lake Hope Lodge.  The event will include graduate and undergraduate poster competitions, presentations by OHIO faculty, and a […]

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October 1, 2018 at 11:45 pmEvents

Grad Student Evaluates Method for Studying Bird Brains

Ph.D. student Catherine Early presents her research to Biological Sciences professor Daewoo Lee.

By Amanda Biederman The brain recounts a unique story. The size, shape, and each fold along the surface reveal a narrative about how an animal lives, as well as how its ancestors have evolved over millions of years. But what about animals that have died, with only a skeleton or […]

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November 1, 2017 at 1:37 pmResearch

Grad Student Studies Risks, Benefits of Antidepressant Treatment During Pregnancy

Ph.D. student Mary Gemmel

By Amanda Biederman An estimated 8 percent of women will use antidepressants during pregnancy, according to recent studies. In the past several years, researchers have been interested in the effect of antidepressants on offspring neuronal development. Mary Gemmel, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Biological Sciences, argues that the direct effect […]

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November 1, 2017 at 2:22 amEvents Research