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Hines, Students ID Potential Achilles Heel of COVID-19 Virus

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Hines, Chemistry Students ID Potential Achilles Heel of COVID-19 Virus

From left, Hannah Boesger, Emily Marino and Dr. Jennifer HinesFrom Ohio University News While the world awaits broad distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, researchers at Ohio University just published highly significant and timely results in the search for another way to stop the virus — by disrupting its RNA and its ability to reproduce. Dr.  Jennifer Hines, a professor in […]

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Posted on 01/20/2021

Chemistry Researchers Return to Labs to Probe COVID-19

Dr. Shiyong Wu meets with students in 2019.Excerpted from Ohio University News Several Ohio University researchers have received permission for an early return to their labs to conduct research on potential treatments for COVID-19. Three research labs in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department in the College of Arts and Sciences are using other funding sources and the […]

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Posted on 05/28/2020

Newsmakers Gala Touts 112 A&S Faculty Researchers

Applied research relevant to 21st century issues was on stage as College of Arts & Sciences faculty were recognized at Ohio University’s 2019 newsmakers gala. Members of the Ohio University community gathered Oct. 3 to celebrate the hundreds of OHIO faculty who promote the research, expertise and overall excellence of […]

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Posted on 10/04/2019

Switching Infections Off: Hines & Bergmeier Receive NIH Award for Antibacterial Drug Discovery Research

Jennifer Hines, portrait in officeOhio University Chemistry & Biochemistry professors Dr. Jennifer Hines and Dr. Stephen Bergmeier recently received a $430,000 award from the National Institutes of Health for medicinal chemistry studies targeting a molecular switch to treat bacterial infections. “Globally, bacterial infections pose a significant threat to human health, especially when the bacteria […]

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Posted on 08/25/2019

Virtual Exhibit Culminates Year-Long Public Engagement Program Mentored by Hines & Lucas

Group photo of STEAM teamThe Ohio University STEAM Team wraps up a year of peer-led science community engagement activities with Science: Then & Now, a virtual exhibit inspired by the Morgan Collection in the History of Chemistry. The group collaborated with Alden Library Special Collections and the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery (OVMoD) to […]

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Posted on 04/22/2019

Hot Takes on Science for a Cold Day at Jerseyville Festival

Group photo. From left: Erica Cox (Integrated Science Education, AYA), Jen Parsons (OVMoD), Amanda McKeon (Forensic Chemistry), Dr. Mark Lucas (Physics & Astronomy), Addy Kruse (Chemistry), Daniel Ivory (Astrophysics), Ana Bucki (Astrophysics), Ava Heller (Environmental & Plant Biology), Georgia Hilliard (Biochemistry). Additional team members not pictured include Ashley Chong (Forensic Chemistry), Jenna Berger (Forensic Chemistry), Kelly McCallan (Communication: Game Design & Animation) and Dr. Jennifer Hines (Chemistry & Biochemistry).On a recent chilly fall day, members of the Ohio University STEAM Team engaged area children with science at the Jerseyville Festival in Shade. The team, supported by a grant from AEP Ohio, is working in collaboration with the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery to bring peer-led science engagement experiences […]

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Posted on 10/29/2018

AEP Ohio Gift Helps Fund Peer-Led STEM Workshops in Athens County

AEP re[resentative makes presentation to Jennifer Hines.Ohio University peer leaders will take STEM workshops throughout Athens County in cooperation with the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery, thanks to a gift from AEP Ohio. The $6,500 gift supports Ohio University’s Peer-Led Community Engagement with Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Program. The funding will help provide stipends […]

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Posted on 07/11/2018

Chemistry Grad Student off to Leipzig University for Double Master’s

Bradley McCullough, portrait in labChemistry and Biochemistry graduate student Bradley J. McCullough ’17 has headed to Germany this semester as part of the Chemistry Double Master’s with Leipzig University. McCullough, who earned a B.S. is Chemistry from the College of Arts & Sciences, is the first graduate student from OHIO enrolled in the Ohio/Leipzig […]

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Posted on 03/05/2018

Hines Uses Ohio Supercomputer in Research Revolutionizing Drug Discovery with RNA

Dr. Jennifer Hines, portrait in labBy Audrey Carson From Ohio Supercomputer Center The rise of antibiotic resistance among common infectious bacteria is a worrisome health threat that has many scientists looking for a solution. Dr. Jennifer Hines, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, is one of the few looking to ribonucleic acid (RNA) […]

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Posted on 01/25/2018

Chemistry Faculty Help Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Leipzig University

Group photo of the Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the partnership with Leipzig University speakers and attendees. Participants celebrate 25th anniversary of the OHIO-Leipzig strategic partnership.Excerpted from Compass Chemistry faculty were among the members of the Ohio University community welcoming Leipzig University President Prof. Dr. med. Beate A. Schücking, along with several representatives of the German institution, to the Athens Campus for a series of events during International Education Week Nov. 13-17 designed to reflect […]

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Posted on 11/21/2017