Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Toxicology alumna earns Ph.D

Alumna Daphne Guinn (Toxicology, 2011) was awarded a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Ohio State University earlier this month.  Her Ph.D. dissertation research was focused on chronic lymphocytic leukemia.  She was specifically concerned with how alterations in Bruton’s tyrosine kinase affect the transcriptional profile and phenotype of chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells.  She has contributed to three publications thus far based on her research.  Following graduation, Daphne has been offered a postdoctoral fellowship at Georgetown University as a PRSM-PhRMA Fellow in Regulatory Science.  Daphne hopes to pursue a career in the clinical regulatory field in the pharmaceutical industry or government.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Ashland Biology major heading to Alaska for wildlife internship

Rising senior Ethan Patterson will be spending his summer in Seward, Alaska caring for and educating the public about animals at the Alaska Sealife Center.  Ethan previously worked as an intern at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary, and says about his upcoming experience:
I will be working at the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward, Alaska as the Interpretive Avian Husbandry Fellow. My duties will include interacting with the public while giving tours, both general and behind the scenes, as well as giving educational talks on the resident animals at the center. I will also be working directly with the avian collection at the center, feeding and general care. Some of the more interesting species that I'll be working with include horned and tufted puffins, spectacled and Steller's eider ducks, red-legged kittwakes rhinoceros auklets, and black oystercatchers. I'm fairly certain that I will also have opportunities to interact with the marine mammal and aquarium collections on site and participate in the wildlife response and rehabilitation aspect at some point as well.