Dr. Andrew Greene, has been recognized with an Ashland University Academic Mentor Award. Each year the University selects approximately six faculty or staff members based on nominations from students. This year Dr. Greene, a microbiologist in the Department of Biology/Toxicology, was nominated by senior Biology major Wendy Dria ('11), who has been conducting research with Dr. Greene for the past two years.
Wendy and Dr. Greene have been using the fungus Aspergillus to uncover the molecular mechanism behind circadian rhythm, the biological mechanism that gives living things a sense of time of day. Wendy will be presenting this research at a meeting of the American Chemical Society later this year and is currently applying to graduate programs.