Monday, January 13, 2014

Ashland Biochemistry Major Spends Summer at the Cleveland Clinic

Aaron Tipton
Senior biochemistry major Aaron Tipton spent last summer working at the Cleveland Clinic alongside Dr. Kewal Asosingh in the laboratory of Dr. Serpil Erzurum.  Aaron reports:

“The focus of the project I worked on was the effect eotaxin 1 and 2 have on angiogenesis (migration, proliferation and sprouting) of the endothelium.  Mouse lung endothelial cells were used for all experiments conducted.  A boyden chamber was used to analyze migration of the endothelial cells when exposed to gradients of eotaxin 1 and 2.  Proliferation was studied by staining for Ki-67 and analyzing with flow cytometry.  An in vitro sprouting assay was conducted to observe sprouting.  This project gives insight into the pathogenesis of asthma.”

Aaron’s work contributed to a research presentation at a recent meeting of the North American Vascular Biology Organization.  Aaron’s career goal is to become a physician scientist.  While at Ashland, he has been involved with Dr. Perry Corbin’s research program.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Research internships at the OSU agricultural campus in Wooster

While there are opportunities all over the country for paid summer research internships, those of you that want to stay local have options as well.  We already posted information about classes and research on Lake Erie and in Cleveland.  Even closer is the opportunity to conduct various types of research in agricultural science at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, The Ohio State University's ag campus in Wooster.  We have had a number of students perform research at the OARDC over the years.

The 10-week program starts June 2nd and pays a stipend of $2400-3000 for 30 hours of work per week, with additional employment possibilities through your faculty sponsor.  Applications are due by March 5th.  You can find more details about the program here.  You can read about the types of research being done, including cutting edge work in bioenergy development, on the main OARDC webpage.