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Shiyong Wu

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The Shiyong Wu Lab

Dr. Shiyong Wu is Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University. He is also a member of the Molecular Cellular Biology interdisciplinary graduate program.

Wu Named 2020 Ohio University Presidential Research Scholar

Shiyong Wu, portraitFrom Ohio University News Dr. Shiyong Wu is one of five faculty members named 2020 Ohio University Presidential Research Scholars for excellence in the fields of arts and humanities, and life and biomedical sciences. Wu is Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences, a member […]

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Posted on 12/09/2020

Wu Named President-Elect of American Society for Photobiology

Dr. Shiyong Wu meets with students in 2019.Dr. Shiyong Wu was recently elected president-elect of the American Society for Photobiology. He will serve as the president of the society from 2022-24. Wu is professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and director of the Edison Biotechnology Institute at Ohio University. He is an associate editor for the journal Photochemistry […]

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Posted on 07/29/2020

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

Science Cafe | Solar Ultraviolet Light, Friend or Foe, Oct. 16

Dr. Shiyong Wu, shown here in his lab. Science Café presents Dr. Shiyong Wu discussing “Solar Ultraviolet Light, Friend or Foe” on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. in the Front Room at Baker University Center. Wu is Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University. Sunlight is visible light from the sun. But the sun also emits […]

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Posted on 10/01/2019

Wu Receives $1.7 Million Grant to Study Potential Prevention, Treatment for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers

Dr. Shiyong Wu, shown here in his lab.From Compass The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded Ohio University scientists Dr. Shiyong Wu and Dr. Lingying Tong a five-year $1.7 million grant to advance research on a potential prevention and treatment for non-melanoma skin cancers. “Non-melanoma skin cancers are by far the most common type of […]

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Posted on 08/21/2019

Wu Co-Authors Introduction to Special Issue on Photopigmentation and Melanoma

Dr. Shiyong Wu, shown here in his lab.Dr. Shiyong Wu, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, co-authored numerous research articles in 2018, including “To be or not to be Photopigmented, that is the Question. An Introduction to the Special Issue (of Photochemistry and Photobiology) dedicated to Photopigmentation and Melanoma.” His more recent article was “The Effect of Endothelial […]

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Posted on 01/12/2019

Undergraduate Researcher Investigates New Potential Therapeutic for Brain Cancer

Dakota Brockway won first prize for his poster at Neuroscience Research Day. Shown here with his poster.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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Posted on 11/01/2017

Scientists To Study Therapeutic Properties of Natural Products, Including Cannabis

Dr. Shiyong Wu, shown here in his lab.From research staff reports Scientists at Ohio University’s Edison Biotechnology Institute, including faculty from Molecular and Cellular Biology, and the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, have launched a five-year study of the therapeutic properties of natural products, including cannabis, in order to determine their effectiveness for treating medical conditions ranging from […]

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Posted on 06/19/2017

Chemistry’s Wu Receives Baker Fund Award for Skin Cancer Project

Dr. Shiyong Wu, shown here in his lab.Dr. Shiyong Wu, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, received a John C. Baker Fund award of $12,000 for his work on “The Role of Carnosol in Preventing Skin Cancer Development.” The John C. Baker Fund awarded $67,163 total to six faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative […]

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Posted on 04/17/2017

Chemistry, Biology Faculty Get Innovation Funding for Ohio Drug Discovery Collaborative

Ohio University’s Innovation Strategy program has provided $50,000 in a seed grant to help a team of Ohio University faculty on a project named Ohio Drug Discovery Collaborative: Identification and Development of Novel Molecular Therapies for Human Disease. This project will build a centralized, interdisciplinary initiative focused on drug discovery […]

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Posted on 06/07/2016