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Biomedical Science

Demystifying coronavirus: Is it a pandemic and other questions answered

Ecologist Benjamin Dalziel discusses the novel coronavirus outbreak and transmission and its ramifications for all of us.

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Alumni and Friends

Alumnus highlights important role of statisticians in clinical trials

Alumnus Ben Lyons (Ph.D. ’97) has taken his passion for biostatistics far, carving out a successful career in biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry.

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Graduate students

Mathews Fellow in biochemistry plans bioinformatics studies of disease-causing protein mutations

Doctoral student Patrick Morar is the 2019-20 Christopher and Catherine Mathews Graduate Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

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Biomedical Science

Synergies unleashed to tackle human health and disease

OSU scientists take an interdisciplinary approach to human health, working across the life, physical and mathematical sciences to spur fresh thinking and innovations.

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Data Science

Cities’ population, transportation patterns affect how flu epidemics play out

The more people a city has and the more organized its residents’ movement patterns, the longer its flu season is apt to last.

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Graduate students

Inaugural science fellowship supports research in the Sharpton Microbiome Lab

The College of Science congratulates Courtney Rae Armour, the first graduate student to receive the Larry W. Martin & Joyce B. O’Neill Endowed Fellowship.

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Biochemistry & Biophysics

Deep learning cracks the code of messenger RNAs and protein-coding potential

Biochemist and biophysicist David Hendrix and collaborators have used deep learning to decipher which ribonucleic acids have the potential to encode proteins.

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Graduate students

Graduate students, alumni win national fellowships for outstanding research

The College of Science congratulates two PhD students for receiving prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRF) awards for 2018.

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Data Science

Tools used for metagenomic research under scrutiny

A recent critical assessment of software tools represents a key step toward taming the “Wild West” nature of the burgeoning field of metagenomics.

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Statistics

Students experience a summer of state-of-the-art data science research

Two new Research Experiences for Undergraduates in the field of statistics are training students in cutting-edge data analytics and computational skills essential to interdisciplinary research.

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Biomedical Science

Disease "superspreading" driving force in Ebola epidemic

A new study reveals nearly 3% of people infected with Ebola in the 2014-15 epidemic were "super spreaders," responsible for infecting 61% of all cases.

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Data Science

Bio+Math

In the last two years, the College of Science has focused on augmenting its expertise in data and life sciences with strategic hires