Post Tagged with: "Neuroscience"

Ryan Ellison Excited to Partner with NASA for Internship

Ryan Ellison Excited to Partner with NASA for Internship

Ryan Ellison, Neuroscience and Biological Sciences Ph.D. graduate student is currently conducting neural network modeling experiments as part of an internship that he was awarded for the spring semester 2020 at the NASA Glenn Research Center Human Research Program’s Cross-cutting Computational Modeling Project (CCMP). CCMP implements well-vetted computational models to […]

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April 12, 2020 at 11:37 pmResearch

HTC Student Generates Computer Model to Characterize Axonal Growth in Neurons

Anika Friedman

By Amanda Biederman Using a computer model to explain the function of a neuronal cell is no small feat, but that doesn’t stop undergraduate researcher Anika Friedman, who was awarded third prize for her work at Neuroscience Research Day, from taking on the challenge. Friedman, an Honors Tutorial College student, […]

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December 5, 2018 at 11:10 amResearch

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

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

Undergraduate Researcher Investigates New Potential Therapeutic for Brain Cancer

Dakota Brockway won first prize for his poster at Neuroscience Research Day.

By Amanda Biederman Ohio University senior neuroscience major Dakota Brockway is characterizing the properties of a compound that may one day be used as a natural alternative treatment for glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. The compound, urolithin A, is a polycyclic aromatic metabolite found in several fruits, […]

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November 1, 2017 at 2:44 amResearch