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Physics-Neuroscience Major Sheds Light on Neurofilament Activity

Anika Friedman

 Anika Friedman, a double major in Physics and Neuroscience in Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College, spent two years on her undergraduate research project focused on determining the mechanism for neurofilament slowing using computational models. Neurofilaments are the most abundant filamentous structures in the axons of neurons and determine their […]

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May 8, 2019 at 2:22 pmResearch

NQPI Poster Competition Video Spotlights Student Research

NQPI Poster Competition Video Spotlights Student Research

By Ryan Flynn NQPI Student Editorial Intern The Clippinger Laboratories building was abuzz recently with a poster competition sponsored by Ohio University’s Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute. The event highlighted leading-edge research by 36 graduate and undergraduate students and elevated their presentations on a platform to compete for cash prizes. […]

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January 9, 2019 at 1:21 pmNews Research

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

Jaramillo Places First in Society of Physics Students Research Conference

Dr. Douglas Clowe and senior Michael Jaramillo

Six Ohio University undergraduate Physics & Astronomy students presented an overview of their projects undertaken the previous summer, during the 2018 Society of Physics Students Research Conference held recently in Walter Hall. The presentations were reviewed by a panel of two faculty judges. Society of Physics (SPS) Faculty Adviser Dr. […]

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April 20, 2018 at 2:15 pmNews

Internship | Exploring Computational Tools to Better Understand the Nervous System

Undergraduate Anika Friedman

A fundamental equation in mathematical biophysics is the cable equation, whose solution gives the distribution of voltage along the length of a membrane, such as a neuronal axon. Anika Friedman, an Ohio University Engineering Physics and Neuroscience double major in the Honors Tutorial College, spent last summer delving into a […]

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March 26, 2018 at 10:37 amNews Research

Finding the Link Between Actin Polymerization and Function

Ph.D. student Nilaj Chakrabarty discussed his work with invited keynote speaker and OSU professor Anthony Brown.

By Amanda Biederman Along the axon of a neuron, the cytoskeletal protein actin plays several important roles in neuron function, including cell signaling and axon elongation. But for years, scientists did not know how actin gets transported from their manufacturing site to their target locations. Recently, actin was found to […]

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November 1, 2017 at 1:50 amEvents Research

Invited Speaker Brown Discusses Work on Axonal Transport at Neuroscience Research Day

Neuroscience Research Day award ceremony: Dakota Brockway, Mary Gemmel, Catherine Early, Daewoo Lee, Nilaj Chakrabarty.

By Amanda Biederman The Ohio State University professor Anthony Brown opened the first annual Neuroscience Research Day with a keynote lecture describing his work on neurofilaments and axonal transport. Neuroscience Research Day, which was contrived by a team of faculty members, graduate students and undergraduate students, brought together members of […]

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November 1, 2017 at 12:57 amEvents Research