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The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) is a collaborative think space, a place to make, create, imagine and above all connect. We conduct research centered on the use and integration of emerging arts technologies. ACCAD has become internationally recognized as one of the original and leading centers of its kind, distinguished by the transdisciplinary approach to research and teaching which is so central to its identity. Located in the newly renovated Sullivant Hall at the heart of The Ohio State University’s Arts District, ACCAD is a creative hub for scholars and practitioners of digital arts and sciences.
ACCAD functions as an applied collaboratory for time-based digital media production, both in furthering the excellence of its faculty and graduate students in residence and cultivating its own innovative research agenda clustering around animation and interactive media. Our work unfolds in a generous physical space, complemented by specialized and flexible studios for animation, motion capture, interactive design, media production and mediated performance design. ACCAD’s collaborative partnerships include a wide interdisciplinary range of campus disciplines and external relationships. Please visit our Project Gallery to see our work.
The Aerodynamic Flow Control and Advanced Diagnostics (AFCAD) Research Group in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Ohio State University focuses on fundamental research affecting the entire autonomous aerial vehicle ecosystem. This broad area encompases the development of state-of-the-art autonomous aerial vehicles and supporting avionics, and the advanced flow and measurement diagnostic systems necessary to understand and optimize their performance. We perform new and novel flight tests of unique aircraft to answer challenging questions on the nature of integrating autonomous air vehicles into the national airspace system, including emerging Urban Air Mobility concepts set to revolutionize the aerospace industry.
From Fundamental to Flight-Test Image
Active areas of research include: Advanced autonomous aerial vehicle design and flight testing, Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) technology development, Unsteady aerodynamics and controls for UAS wake encounters, Low-Reynolds number rotorcraft performance testing, Compressible dynamic stall, and Flow control integration concepts.
The research conducted in the Aeronautical and Astronautical Research Laboratories (AARL) extends from the very fundamental to the applied, from the very small laboratory scale to full application scale, and covers a wide variety of aerospace applications. AARL is located adjacent to The Ohio State University’s Don Scott Airport, and encompasses two additional laboratories: the Gas Dynamics and Turbulence Laboratory (GDTL) and the Gas Turbine Laboratory (GTL). AARL has been a major center of aerospace research and graduate education and has been the site of many innovative research activities and centers including NASA’s General Aviation Airfoil Design and Analysis Center in the 1970s, NASA’s Hypersonic Research and Training Center in the 1990s, and the Air Force’s Collaborative Center of Control Science in the 2000s.
The new Aerospace Research Center (ARC) will focus The Ohio State University’s aerospace activities to optimize and connect core strengths and to address current and future air transportation challenges.
ARC is a unique concept among U.S. academic institutions. Adopting an industry model, the center unites many aerospace disciplines, including power and propulsion, aerodynamics, material science, control and manufacturing, all under one virtual roof.
Like the Department itself, the African American and African Studies Community Extension Center (CEC) exists as a result of national demands by students, faculty, and community advocates in the aftermath of the waning Civil Rights Movement.
The demand for Black Studies programs during the late 1960s foregrounded the under-representations of Black students in higher education, as well as the lack of inclusion of the Black experience and Black intellectual, social, cultural, and political contributions in the traditional disciplines.
The emergence of Black Studies programs and departments filled those educational gaps in colleges and university curricula. The pioneers of the discipline, however, recognized the importance of not being myopic in focus and limiting the mission of the discipline to work within the walls of academia. Social responsibility is a critical foundational pillar of the discipline that is carried out at the CEC through public-facing scholarship, community-engaged programming, and fostering political action for social change.
he Alice Lloyd Finley Memorial Veterinary Research Farm (Finley Farm) is a 133 acre farm in Madison County. Donated in 1976, it serves the College of Veterinary Medicine as a teaching and research farm for large farm animals, mostly horses, but also cattle and camelids.
Most animals are donated to the college for their use in teaching and research. Veterinary students are taught diagnostic and simple therapeutic procedures, and they may participate in ongoing research projects of veterinary research faculty. The Finley Farm is self-supporting, with an approximate $250,000 yearly budget for animal and farm maintenance. The college administration pays for the upkeep of the teaching herd, but research animal related costs are paid from research projects. The research budget fluctuates. About $250,000 are derived from the racing industry and there are projects funded by other agencies including industry, USDA, and breed organizations.
The farm is directed by the director and farm manager, Maureen Fagan, and taken care of by two full-time and a varying number of part-time farm technicians. A university veterinarian supervises compliance with Finley Farm (AAALAC accredited facility) animal welfare regulations and a clinical veterinarian tends to the clinical needs of the farm animals. A Finley Farm Users Committee meets regularly to advise on animal use issues and animal maintenance costs.
We are interested in how cells become sequentially determined to more precisely defined fates during vertebrate embryonic development, and how this process depends upon cell position and upon interactions among neighboring cells. To address these questions, we use genetics, molecular biology, time-lapse imaging, and embryology to investigate muscle segmentation and patterning in the zebrafish embryo.
The Anderson Lab is interested in how genetic diversity contributes to variation in species populations. To address these questions we utilize the major human fungal pathogen Candida albicans. C. albicans typically reside within the gastrointestinal tract of the host as a harmless commensal but overgrowth of the natural host niche can lead to debilitating mucosal infections and systemic bloodstream infections associated with significant mortality. C. albicans is capable of colonizing a wide variety of host niches that reflects significant phenotypic plasticity of the organism. Additionally, the C. albicans genome is highly dynamic, which allows significant genetic variation to exist across isolates and over evolutionary time. Two strains can differ by over 1% sequence divergence due to the accumulation of sequence variants. Additionally, C. albicans are highly tolerant of full ploidy shifts, the presence of supernumary chromosomes (aneuploidy), and long tracts of loss of homozygosity (LOH).
The Palmer lab is focused on the application of chemical engineering fundamentals (i.e. thermodynamics, kinetics/reactor design, and fluid/mass/heat transport) to address key issues in transfusion medicine, tissue engineering and solid organ/limb perfusion. In particular, the research program focuses on two primary areas: 1) engineering novel hemoglobin (Hb)-based oxygen carriers (HBOCs) for various applications in transfusion medicine and 2) engineering HBOCs to improve oxygen transport in tissue engineered constructs as well as solid organs and limbs. During the course of his 21 year academic career, Palmer has designed, synthesized/formulated and characterized the biochemical and biophysical properties of novel HBOCs ranging from tense and relaxed quaternary state polymerized Hbs to solid Hb nanoparticles, and used these materials in diverse applications. More recently, Palmer's lab has leveraged their understanding of the mechanisms underlying acellular Hb/heme/iron-induced oxidative tissue injury toward developing strategies that mitigate oxidative damage towards the entire organism. Towards that goal, Palmer's lab is developing scavengers of hemoglobin, heme and iron, non heme-based plasma substitutes, and monocyte/macrophage targeted drug delivery systems.
In general terms, the Fischer lab studies neural development, regeneration and survival. In particular, the Fischer lab focuses on the development, regeneration and survival of cells in the neurosensory tissue of the eye, the retina. The lab studies retinal regeneration from neural stem cells derived by reprogramming of the support cells of the retina, the Müller glia.
The use of stem cells for neuron replacement and trophic support holds the potential to treat degenerative diseases of the central nervous system. Dr. Fischer’s work has identified neural stem cells at the peripheral edge of the retina. These cells are capable of proliferating and generating neurons at increased rates with the application of growth factors. In addition, he has demonstrated that mature Müller glia in the retina can become neuron-producing retinal precursor cells in response to acute damage or growth factors.
Anatomic pathology services include post mortem examinations performed on cases from the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center and on cases from referring veterinarians, a biopsy service limited to cases from the Veterinary Medical Center and a library which is responsible for distributing results, keeping records and microslides on autopsy/necropsy and biopsy cases, and providing pathology teaching materials to faculty and students.
The ABRC collects, preserves, reproduces and distributes diverse seed and other stocks of Arabidopsis thaliana and related species. Resources are donated by researchers from around the world. More than 100,000 samples are shipped annually to researchers and educators from 60 countries.
ABRC holdings include: Arabidopsis seed stocks and clones, Arabidopsis cell lines and protein chips, Seed and clone resources from related species, Cloning vectors and host strains, and Education kits.
IDeep-Learning (DL) sciences, Machine-Learning (ML) techniques, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications to clinical imaging sciences come together with our team of physicians and scientists in this laboratory.
Our mission is to explore and apply computer-based learning and artificial intelligence to improve clinical care, research, and education related to medical imaging.
Under the leadership of Luciano M. Prevedello, MD, MPH, the Department of Radiology of The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine is leveraging DL/MI/AI technologies to augment quality and efficiency in healthcare delivery and disease understanding related to radiology/biomedical imaging/medical imaging informatics in support of the medical center. The Department of Radiology has intentionally built the supporting infrastructure for agile translational research development and guidance of clinical operations.
The laborious and time-consuming process of modeling problems with complex and/or evolving morphologies is one of the major challenges in the field of computational mechanics, which can either prohibit the application of conventional techniques such as the standard finite element method (FEM) or result in oversimplified models that neglect important geometrical details. In ACML, our research focuses on the development of novel computational methods that rely on advanced computational geometry algorithms for the automated modeling and simulation of the multiscale/multiphysics behavior of such problems. In our group, we investigate a wide array of engineering problems across different length scales, ranging from simulating the localized corrosion in metallic materials to the damage evolution in human intervertebral disc, and from the real-time digital manufacturing of automotive flexible components to simulating the failure response of composites and heterogeneous materials.
Our primary mission is to maintain genetically characterized strains, cloning vectors, and bacteriophage for the genus Bacillus and related organisms and to distribute these materials without prejudice to qualified scientists and educators throughout the world. Since 1978, the National Science Foundation has funded the activities of the BGSC (Award Number:1756219). The Department of Microbiology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University provides facilities and administrative support.
Studies in Dr. Bailey's laboratory focus on determining the impact that the intestinal microbiota have on the local mucosal immune system, and on immune reactivity at systemic sites, particularly during periods of psychological stress. In past studies, they have shown that exposure to different types of psychological stressors change the community structure of microbiota in the intestines. Their goal now is to demonstrate that these changes have significant effects on the health of the host.
The Barrientos laboratory focuses on the vulnerabilities of the normal aging brain that, when challenged, lead to long-lasting memory deficits. The lab has examined various triggers such as bacterial infection, surgery, and high-fat diet that induce exaggerated and prolonged neuroinflammation in discrete regions of the aged brain. We have identified sensitized microglia as playing a key role in this exaggerated response. This potentiated neuroinflammatory response causes robust inhibition of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and long-term potentiation (LTP) in the hippocampus, two mechanisms critical to forming long-term memories. Furthermore, we have demonstrated that behavioral interventions such as exercise and reducing saturated fats from the diet can desensitize microglia, normalize the inflammatory response in the brain, and protect memory function.
The Biodynamics Laboratory is a highly configurable, state-of-the-art 10,000 ft2 lab space that is located on Ohio State's central campus. As the SRI's research headquarters, this lab is used for both basic science and applied research, as well as technology platform development.
Ohio State has supported a biological greenhouse for more than 125 years. Today’s facility includes an insectary with 130 species of insects and arthropods; an exotic mosquito rearing facility, research labs, growth chambers, prep room. These serve research and teaching needs of ASC researchers working in population ecology; systematics and evolutionary biology; anatomy and developmental biology; genetics and biotechnology; physiology and toxicology; molecular biology; and integrated pest management and biological control. The Conservatory — where tropical and desert rooms provide climate-friendly environments for more than 1200 thriving tropical and desert plant species from all over the world — is a popular haven on this roof-top greenspace, particularly in winter.
It also houses a USFWS Plant Rescue Center and staff provides tours and hands-on learning opportunities for 2,000, K-12 local school groups annually, along with hosting countless art classes.
Biomacromolecular Engineering Research Group strives to make polymer chemistry greener by developing more sustainable and environmentally friendly synthesis and functionalization methods and processes.
Focus areas include Natural Rubber Biosynthesis; Biomimetic Polymerizations, Natural Living Carbocationic Polymerization, Model Architectures for Natural Rubber; Green(er) Biomaterials, Polyisobutylene (PIB)-based Biomaterials, Enzyme-catalyzed Polymer Functionalization, PEG, Solventless (liquid PDMS, PIB), Surface Modification, Probing the Polymer/Bio Interface, Green dendrimers for drug delivery; Greener Living/controlled polymerizations, Controlled lniMer-type Polymerizations, CIMP Controlled Garbocationic IM Polymerization, CRIMP Controlled Radical I M Polymerization, Model architectures; and Integration of Polymer-based Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment with Breast Reconstruction.
The Biomedical Informatics Shared Resource (BISR) supports advanced biological and biomedical research conducted by OSU researchers by facilitating high-throughput, novel experiments that link multidimensional phenotypic and biomolecular data sets.
BISR utilizes and coordinates data-intensive computational methods for all high throughput data analysis, as well as pathway and network analysis. BISR also assists researchers with accessing publicly available data to generate new hypotheses and draw new conclusions via integrative analysis of both public and private data sources. BISR fosters collaborations with OSU researchers; customizes analysis workflows to meet the unique needs of their projects, interprets and presents results, works on manuscript preparation and design and planning of grant applications.
The Bionutrition Core Laboratory develops and utilizes LC-MS/HPLC, spectrophotometric, and biomolecular techniques to quantify biomarkers of chronic disease and the metabolism and efficacy of nutrients and phytochemicals. With 20+ years of bioanalytical experience, staff of the Bionutrition Core Laboratory perform fee-for-service analyses to meet the demands of project objectives in a professional, cost-effective, and high-throughput manner. The Bionutrition Core Lab primarily operates on a fee-for-service basis to conduct biospecimen analysis. Per hour fees are available for method development or to permit select users access to instruments.
Instrumentation in the facility in includes circular dichroism, fluorescence techniques, titration, etc. for the needs of a biological researcher.
The broad mission of the OSUCCC Biospecimen Services Shared Resource (BSSR) is to support cutting edge translational research to advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
The goal of the Neurology Research Institute Brain Bank & Biorepository (NRI-BBB) is to establish a state of the art bank and biorepository at The Ohio State University to facilitate novel research and clinical trials using samples collected by clinicians directly involved in patient care. While not therapeutic in scope, the biorepository serves as a centralized site through which researchers can utilize clinical samples and data stored within the biorepository for their own specific research endeavors. Samples to be stored and maintained within the NRI-BBB includes, but is not limited to CSF, blood, autopsy and surgical and/or biopsy specimens.
The education and outreach programs of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center focus on conveying the cutting-edge science of the Center’s research teams, improving geosciences education, and providing educational opportunities and technical expertise on climate change. Of special note over the past two years, the outreach team has received funding for two NSF-funded projects, begun work on a climate action plan for the City of Columbus, created extensive collaborations with the reinvigorated State Climate Office of Ohio, and built a bridge to the agricultural community through work with OSU Extension.
The Byrd Center maintains a machine shop equipped to fabricate ice core drills, sediment drills, and any other pieces of equipment required by the Center’s Principal Investigators and their students and postdocs. Paul Green serves as the Center’s design engineer and is responsible for all fabrication activities. The shop houses a CNC mill (photo), a manual mill, a metal lathe (photo), a brake box, a metal shear, a band saw, and a panel saw all of which allow Paul to work with wood, metals, and plastics. In addition to maintaining and operating the equipment, Paul works with the Center’s PIs to design solutions to meet their scientific, field, and instrumental requirements.
Named in honor of one of America's most famous explorers, the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center of The Ohio State University is recognized internationally as a leader in polar and alpine research. The Center's research programs are conducted throughout the world.
Research at the Center focuses on the role of cold regions in the global climate system, with major themes focused on:
Climatic reconstruction of glacial and post-glacial times;
polar ice-sheets: dynamics, history and ice-atmosphere interactions; high-latitude landform evolution, soils and hydrology;
geologic evolution of Antarctica; investigations of ocean dynamics and environmental-chemical processes; and the history of polar exploration.
To see all the resources that fall under Byrd Polar and its sub-areas please click the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Collection link at the bottom of the page.
CATALYST is a center within The Ohio State University College of Medicine focused on advancing research and discovery in the delivery of health services across the continuum of care using a team science approach. As an innovative and independent center, CATALYST is focused on providing a well-recognized hub for health services and implementation science research efforts.
We train faculty, staff and students to utilize walk-up mass spectrometers for chemical compound identification and/or confirmation.
Collaboration with a biostatistician typically provides higher quality and reliable results that stand up to critical peer review. Issues that are not obvious to investigators are identified and addressed and all efforts are made to ensure the investigator’s aims are met through statistically rigorous methods.
Biostatisticians vary in their area of expertise. Some focus on clinical trial design, analysis and oversight, others focus on observational study methods, laboratory experimental design and analysis, or high dimensional studies (microarray, sequence data, etc.). Specific biostatistical expertise is also important to peer reviewers.
The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is a collaboration among The Ohio State University, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital dedicated to turning the scientific discoveries of today into life-changing disease prevention strategies and the health diagnostics and treatments of tomorrow.
Funded by a multi-year Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health, the CCTS leverages expertise from every college across the University, including scientists and clinicians from the seven Health Science Colleges, the College of Engineering, OSU Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, community health and education agencies, business partnerships and regional institutional network partnerships.
The CCTS provides financial, organizational, and educational support to biomedical researchers, as well as opportunities for community members to participate in credible and valuable research. In addition, the CCTS provides research consultation services designed to help faculty, staff and service providers manage their translational research projects.
The goal of the NIH CTSA program is to enhance the translation of basic science discovery to improve human health by enabling researchers to work in unprecedented ways to advance medical research.
To be eligible for participation in our programs and services, one must become a CCTS Member. Not only do members have full access to our programs, but they also are the first to receive exciting news about upcoming funding cycles, new voucher programs, educational events, and more through our monthly online newsletter, The CCTS Investigator. go.osu.edu/cctsmember.
This page shows resources available at the top level of CCTS. To see all resources that fall under CCTS and its sub-programs navigate to the CCTS collection: https://search.eagle-i.net/central/#inst?uri=http://eagle-i.rf.ohio-state.edu/i/00000174-9d14-5e1e-b8fb-15ae80000000
The Clinical Research Center (CRC) is a 13-bed research unit located on the 2nd floor of the Davis Medical Clinic in the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University. The Center is funded as part of the OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) through a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The research unit can facilitate both inpatient and outpatient studies in areas such as: AIDS, autism, cardiology, diabetes, , lupus, neuromuscular diseases, nursing, nutrition, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychology, and stress and immunity. Research areas located on the unit include a room for smoking studies, a pediatric room, exercise physiology and metabolic measurement equipment, and a specimen processing laboratory. In addition to the main nursing unit services are also available from the Bionutrition Laboratory and the Analytical & Development Laboratory.
Available nursing services include: Administering study medication, bronchoscopy assistance, DXA, EKG, phlebotomy, PKs or frequent blood sampling, questionnaire administration, telemetry, scatter nurse, specimen processing and short-term freezer storage, and teaching. Additional services may be requested as needed.
Available bionutrition services include: Expertise in diet design and diet analysis, body composition and indirect calorimetry assessments, and education and counseling services. The on-site metabolic kitchen provides regular, specialized, or nutrient controlled meals for research participants according to study specifications. Additional services may be developed as needed.
Available laboratory services include: Sample processing, assay implementation, and sample storage in monitored freezers for human as well as animal samples. New assays may be developed for investigators as needed.
• Educational Opportunities to help research team members learn the most effective ways to identify, engage with, and incorporate valuable feedback from their stakeholders.
• Connect and Engage with collaborative research partners across OSU and NCH, and with local, regional, and statewide community partners and organizations (including Central Ohio, Southeastern Ohio/Appalachia, and OSU Extension offices across the state).
• Cultural Competency and Dissemination opportunities to connect with stakeholders via Science Cafés & Community Advisory Boards.
• Community Scientist Academy provides an opportunity for community stakeholders to learn more about translational research and the various ways they can get involved via a six-week program (meets once per week)
• Consultation and Feedback from CE Program staff and our Community Advisory Boards (Faculty, Central Ohio, and Southeast Ohio/Appalachia)
• CE Pilot grants through the CE Program’s partnership with the CCTS Pilot and
Collaborative Studies Program
• Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN) provides a network of academic research institutions designed to establish partnerships and connect with communities and organizations in the Appalachian Region
The Comparative Animal Core (CAC) provides an integrated platform for preclinical and translational research and training for studies involving animals with natural disease. The CAC is made up of two major components: the Animal Tissue Biorepository and the Clinical Trials Office.
This core also functions as the OSUCCC's Veterinary Clinical Research Support Shared Resource (VCRS SR), which designs and conducts clinical trials in companion animals with spontaneous diseases to evaluate novel diagnostics and therapeutics and collects biospecimens, such as tissue biopsies, serum, plasma and urine, in support of comparative cancer research. The overriding goal of this resource is to advance the diagnosis and treatment of disease in veterinary patients while enhancing the health of humans through comparative and translational studies.
Comparative and Translational Medicine
The goal of the Comparative and Translational Medicine (CTM) program is to leverage natural diseases in animals to create an integrated platform for collaborative research, therapeutic interrogation, cross discipline training and outreach across OSU, NCH and its partners. The program supports interactive, multi-disciplinary research via several initiatives. With the overriding goal of advancing the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in veterinary patients while enhancing the health of humans through comparative and translational studies.
CTM initiatives include:
Nodes of Comparative Medicine
The nodes of comparative medicine consist of organized teams of researchers and clinicians focusing on specific health areas of high translational potential. Node leaders work to connect researchers and veterinary clinician-scientists to facilitate veterinary clinical trials on the translational spectrum.
• Infectious Disease (Michael Oglesbee/Oglesbee.firstname.lastname@example.org)
• Comparative Oncology (Joelle Fenger/Fenger.email@example.com)
• Renal Disease and Pathology (Rachel Cianciolo/Cianciolo.firstname.lastname@example.org)
• Neuromusculoskeletal Disease (Sarah Moore/Moore.email@example.com)
Translational Therapeutics Think Tank (T4)
The mission of the Translational Therapeutics Think Tank (T4) is to provide consultation and guidance for investigators working in novel drug/device discovery and development within the OSU and NCH communities. Investigators can request a meeting with a panel of content experts customized to their specific research-related questions by visiting go.osu.edu/ccts-t4.
The Blue Buffalo Veterinary Clinical Trials Office and the Biospecimen Repository
The BBVCTO has a mission to advance the diagnosis and treatment of disease in veterinary patients through interdisciplinary collaborative research efforts within the CVM, OSU and NCH communities while improving the health of humans through comparative research efforts.
The BBVCTO is available to:
• Assist with protocol development
• Interface with industry sponsors
• Confirm compliance with appropriate approvals
• Formulate and review study budgets
• Conduct studies according to GCP guidelines
• Generate CRF’s and data capture/REDCap
• QA/QC Data
• Recruit patients through various marketing tools
• Oversee and assist with clinical trial performance
• Provide study financial management
• Collect, process, and store study samples
• Biospecimen sample requests are available at: eramp.osumc.edu
The OSU Center for Clinical & Translational Science has been a national leader in innovative approaches and programs in workforce development for the entire research team. Central to our workforce development efforts are training in mentoring, team science, innovation, and role-based core competencies. We offer a comprehensive series of programs and approaches to meet the lifelong career development needs for all members of the CTS workforce.
Mentored Career Development Grants
KL2 Mentored Faculty Career Development Grant
The award is designed to benefit a wide spectrum of clinical or translational researchers across OSU. The award provides salary support to ensure protected time for mentored research and didactic training in clinical/translational research across a wide variety of project topics and academic areas. The overall goal of the program is to equip early career investigators to advance from mentored to independent researchers funded by NIH RO1 grants or their equivalents.
Davis Bremer Path K Award Mentored Career Development Grant
The CCTS & OSU College of Medicine Davis Bremer Pre-K Program supports the career development of tenure and clinical track faculty in the College of Medicine who have an MD degree and who have made a commitment to conduct either patient-oriented or translational research. The Davis Bremer Pre-K Award is available for a period of two years (contingent on satisfactory progress. Applicants must be physicians credentialed by the OSU Wexner Medical Center who have Principal Investigator status.
TL1 Mentored Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development Grant
The goal of the TL1 Mentored Clinical Research Training Program is to increase the number of well-trained clinician-scientists who can lead the design and oversight of future clinical investigations critical to address the nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical needs. It is part of the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) program. The TL1 award is available to: Predoctoral candidates and combined health- professional doctorate-master's candidates and to Postdoctoral trainees, including fellows and holders of research PhDs, seeking additional training in clinical research.
Research Informatics is a group of highly trained software engineers, IT professionals, and biomedical informatics technicians that is a part of the Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI). This team leverages the skills and tools that exist within OSU’s Department of BMI and OSUWMC’s Information Technology Department (OSUWMC-IT) in order to provide an informatics-based catalyst in support of novel, multi-disciplinary clinical and translational science endeavors.
The ISP program offers free consultations on inclusivity in research program design to NCH/OSU faculty investigators and study teams interested in integrating special populations in research, as well as pilot funding to support research initiatives involving groups that are frequently underrepresented in clinical and translational research. The ISP pilot program supports new applications annually and focuses on research programs aimed at the study of a special population or who are seeking to enhance an existing program to be more accessible to diverse participants.
Assistance for medical faculty and investigators from pre-clinical to clinical trials, as well as guidance for external partners and collaborators through the regulatory landscape.
Services include consultation in design of research with behavioral components; selection of behavioral measurement techniques and instruments; assistance in behavioral outcomes sections of grant applications and manuscripts; and assistance with collection, scoring, and analysis of behavioral data; and assistance with qualitative methods.
Services include biospecimen processing, banking, distribution, and virtual microscopy.
Streamlined coordination of services necessary to initiate clinical research projects, regardless of funding source, as well as provision of staff and/or services to manage studies according to Good Clinical Practice and federal, state, and institutional regulations and guidelines.
IMF grants are available to physicians, psychologists and other clinical staff at with an OSU faculty appointment, as well as residents and fellows. Research Institute faculty are eligible if collaborating with an NCH clinician. Fellows can apply for up to $10,000 and faculty can request up to $50,000. There are 3 application cycles annually, with special RFAs announced to target areas of interest.
IT assistance to researchers on data processing from acquisition, curating and management to analysis and visualization, including both clinical and non-clinical basic research data.
The Participant and Clinical Interactions (PCI) Program provides administrative support for investigator-initiated multicenter clinical research trials. The PCI Program is tasked with providing facilities and resources to investigators conducting human subjects research at OSU and NCH.
PCI connects investigators to local established clinical and translational research entities, leveraging collective resources and expertise of:
• OSU College of Medicine Clinical Trials Management Organization (CTMO)
• OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office (CTO)
• OSU Clinical Research Center (CRC)
• NCH Clinical Research
PCORI and NIH proposal development services are provided through the CCTS PCI program formulticenter clinical research trials for:
• Study budgets
• Project management plans
• Leadership / Organizational plans
• Securing letters of support
The purpose of the Pilot Translational & Clinical Studies (PTC) Program of the OSU CCTS is to fund meritorious pilot projects by cross-disciplinary teams from The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital to generate preliminary data and refine research strategies for subsequent extramural grant applications or towards commercialization. The mission of CCTS Pilot Programs (PTC) is to catalyze innovation, translational science, team science and workforce development by funding or co-sponsoring projects. This is done through interdisciplinary teams with patient and community engagement to develop novel methods, tools, therapies, technologies and policies. The PTC program employs innovative funding mechanisms and programming dedicated to enhancing the quality and efficiency of translational endeavors.
Recruitment and Retention can help design those first touch points with the community and share best practices to help researchers achieve their recruitment/retention goals. The goal of every research study is one that is fully recruited with high retention. In order to make that goal a possibility, research teams are encouraged to request recruitment/retention consultation early in the planning and design stages of their studies to reduce the burden of study participant recruitment, which can often be more challenging than expected.
Navigating the federal and local regulatory landscape can be time consuming and confusing. The goal of the regulatory knowledge and support services is to advise research studies in navigating the requirements for federal and local regulations. In order to make that goal a possibility, research teams are encouraged to request regulatory consultation early in the planning and design stages of their studies.
The CCTS Regulatory Knowledge and Support Service provides expertise in revealing and resolving such issues that are particular to any one study. The result is to create a robust environment for human subject research that not only meets the applicable rules and regulations, but promotes the conscientious conduct of these endeavors.
The Research Concierge provides complimentary consultative services to faculty and staff at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital to navigate the complex research ecosystem and to connect with experts, resources and services at the CCTS and beyond. Since inception, the research concierge has assisted with hundreds of requests submitted by faculty, staff, students and the community.
Triage and funneling of requests towards CCTS programs; often the first point of contact for the CCTS, referral to centers, programs, cores, shared services and other resources across the OSU and NCH campuses; creative problem solver and integration support to resolve research concerns.
Identify and promote funding opportunities; match investigators with specialized faculty expertise for concept development and team science; communication liaison to address research needs rather than bounce from person to person looking for answers; assists with design, analysis, data collection and management plans, ethics considerations and regulatory plans; and to identify gaps and create new services to enhance research operations and efficiency.
Identify research resources, services, programs or specialized equipment for investigators; navigation of complex research infrastructure; interpret and facilitate compliance with research and clinical policies and procedures; introduction to key leaders and staff.
Formal presentations to groups and welcome consultations for new faculty; promotion and marketing of the CCTS programs internally and externally; champion translational science to larger research community, internal and external partners and public.
A new national collaborative initiative aimed at improving investigator-initiated multicenter trial operations for Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium members across the US -including all investigators at OSU and NCH
The TIN provides services for all aspects of proposal development and execution including:
• Efficacy to Effectiveness (E2E) consultations on clinical trial design
• Development of robust recruitment plans and materials Serving as a Central IRB
• Serving as a clinical and/or data coordinating center
The OSU CCTS facilitates and supports the translation of scientific discoveries into innovations that improve health. To achieve this mission and advance translational research, the CCTS is awarding vouchers to provide funding support to investigators who require assistance from an eligible Ohio State University or Nationwide Children's Hospital core service to enable preliminary work and generate data for new or ongoing projects and/or to secure fee-based core services for expert consultation services with the ultimate goal of furthering clinical and translational research.
These awards are intended to be used on projects that are ready for services immediately (“just in time” data). The CCTS will award OSU and NCH investigators vouchers worth up to $3,000 in core services per investigator and per project. New to the program is the CCTS Collaboration voucher. The goal of this voucher is to increase collaboration across colleges and institutions. Projects with investigators from 2 or more colleges or institutions are eligible for up to $5,000 dollars in funding.
• Employing gamification for workforce development, including GCP training.
• Creating mini-modules for key clinical translational topics.
• Supporting and presenting at FDA Workshops.
• Developing a catalogue of publically available clinical research training at OSU and NCH.
• Connecting and collaborating with regional CRP workforce development initiatives.
• Connecting and collaborating with CTSA hubs through workforce development virtual
• Exploring innovative methods for training delivery such as virtual reality.
• Exploring ePortfolios for CRP workforce development.
• Leading activities of the DIAMOND Portal and sharing OSU/NCH trainings in DIAMOND.
• Researching personalized pathways for CRPs.
• Researching the CRP role of nurses.
• Establishing a CRP Network for Listservs, Mentoring, and Leadership development.
• Developing and launching a Competency-based Curriculum for CRP Onboarding.
• Being a resource for collaborative CRP training.
• Supporting research in CRP workforce development.
• Supporting NLighten expansions and dissemination.
• Serving leadership roles in the ACTS/NCATS Task Force CRP Workforce Development.
• Studying assessments of CRP competence.
Vision: CERTAIN will lead cutting edge research and innovative programs in renewable, non renewable, and zero emission energy resources that transform the sustainable energy landscape
Lead research and innovative programs in renewable, non-renewable, and zero emission energy resources
Engage in energy based curriculum development and teaching
Coordinate, facilitate and enhance outreach and engagement of energy centric research and informatics
Mission: Address critical questions related to society’s energy challenges by catalyzing transformative research, education, and outreach around these objectives:
Promote innovative science and technology to meet growing energy demands
Investigate critical resources needed for energy development
Develop zero emission uses of fossil fuels
Facilitate technologies integral for deep decarbonization
Explore beneficial use of power generation systems
Reduce environmental impacts of energy on water use
The Campus Chemical Instrument Center (CCIC) was founded in 1981 as a unit of the Office of Research. The mission of the CCIC is to provide state-of-the-art research facilities for the entire campus in three areas: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics. Since the NMR, MS and Proteomics Facilities are central hubs for the Ohio NMR and Ohio MS Consortiums, respectively, all researchers in the colleges and universities of the State of Ohio have access to all facilities of the CCIC with the same user fees. The OSU Office of Research provides personnel support of the CCIC. Equipment funding has been provided by Ohio Board of Regents, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Office of Research.
The mandate of the CCIC Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics (MSP) Facility is to provide state-of-the-art instrumentation and personnel expertise for a wide variety of research projects. Main areas of services we provide include i) proteomics, ii) metabolomics, and iii) general mass spec analyses for research groups. We also participate and provide support for grant applications and education. The Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Facility at CCIC is an interdisciplinary unit, servicing faculty from the colleges of Biological Sciences, Education and Human Ecology, Engineering, Food, Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine just to name a few. CCIC also serves scientists from other universities and industry within and outside of Ohio.
If you do not know what kind of service you need, please contact Dr Arpad Somogyi. Submit a Service Request Form through FOM – see instructions via link below. Please provide as much information as possible regarding the sample and desired analysis. Please note any special sample instructions or analysis instructions on the form. The more information we have, the better the results and the faster we can return data.
Bring sample(s) and the Service Request Form between 8AM & 5PM or mail to:
OSU Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics Facility
460 W 12th Ave, Rm 250 Biomedical Research Tower (BRT)
Columbus, OH 43210
Bring your Buck ID for access to our Facility in the Biomedical Research Tower.
Results are emailed and all data is electronic.
Samples are discarded after analysis, so please indicate if you would like to pick up any unused sample.
The CCIC NMR Facility is a state-of-the-art campus-wide core facility that currently houses nine high resolution Bruker NMR spectrometers (600 to 850 MHz) with a range capabilities: high-sensitivity cryoprobes for structural and dynamics studies of proteins, nuclei acids and their complexes, high-throughput sample changers (SampleCase and SampleJet) for metabolomics and drug screening for discovery, solid state probes for biomolecules and materials, micro-imaging and diffusion. The facility is located on both North Campus (CBEC building) and South Campus (Riffe building), which are within 15 minutes walking distance. This shared facility is one of the premier facilities of its kind in the US and is available to scientists within and outside of the OSU.
In addition, a cutting-edge ultrahigh field 1.2 GHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), which will be the centerpiece of the new National Gateway Ultrahigh Field NMR Center. Once commissioned, this next generation NMR instrument will be open to U.S. NMR researchers in the fields of biomolecular NMR of proteins and nucleic acids in solution and in the solid state, materials science, and metabolomics. The instrument will be run and maintained by CCIC NMR Facility staff.
About Facility Organization - the NMR facility operates under the administrative umbrella of the CCIC through the Office of Research (OR). It was founded in 1981 to provide state-of-the-art technology and services to all campus-wide researchers. The operation and service expenses are covered by user fees.
For citations please use this text: "Acknowledgement: This study made use of the Campus Chemical Instrument Center NMR facility at Ohio State University."
The OSU Campus Electron Optics Facility was established to provide state-of-the-art electron microscope services to OSU and the local community. It is a part of the Center for the Advanced Maturation of Materials (CAMM) in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
The Campus Microscopy and Imaging Facility (CMIF) serves University faculty staff and students as well as researchers outside Ohio State. The CMIF offers a full range of light, confocal, live-cell, super-resolution, and electron microscopes. Sample preparation equipment is available. Expert support and technical assistance enables users to collect and analyze high quality images.
This facility also functions as the Microscopy Shared Resource (MSR) which facilitates cancer research by providing an accessible centrally-organized resource with technical support for confocal, light, live cell microscopy, super-resolution microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Highly qualified faculty and staff provide training and advice for sample preparation, processing fresh tissues, sectioning epoxy-embedded samples, basic microscopy, and advanced training in live animal multiphoton microscopy. The MSR, a part of the larger Campus Microscopy and Imaging Facility under the OSU Office of Research, is managed by the OSUCCC. The MSR is located within OSUCCC space in the Biomedical Research Tower. The ability to offer competitive pricing and exceptional service can be largely attributed to the generous support of outstanding institutional resources, including partnerships with the OSUCCC, the Office of Research, OSU Colleges and Institutes, and state and federal grants. The Microscopy Shared Resource (MSR) gives researchers access to state-of-the-art microscopes and to services ranging from standard light and electron microscopy to leading-edge, live-animal, multiphoton microscopy. MSR experts support high-level cancer research with the latest microscopy techniques.
The beginning of the 21st century brought growing concern about climate change, food security, poverty, and population growth. Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have increased to 40% from preindustrial levels to more than 390 parts per million CO2. At the same time, there is growing concern over hunger with more than 1 billion hungry in 2009 according to the FAO.
The Carbon Management and Sequestration Center (CMASC) at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio conducts research on the best methods for reducing atmospheric CO2 through sustainable land management practices. Simultaneously, CMASC investigates strategies to enhance food security, improve water use efficiency, and reduce poverty. The research team is led by Distinguished Professor Rattan Lal, research staff, PhD students, MSc students, affiliated universities and other collaborators and sponsors.
The Cardiopulmonary Behavioral Medicine Laboratory examines psychological adjustment to chronic illness, psychological and cognitive effects of exercise, as well as behavioral and personality dimensions influencing health status. Our research is directed toward better understanding the interaction of psychological functioning and physical health status during the process of aging.
The mission of CAMM is to develop research tools for the accelerated insertion of new materials and optimization of existing ones. This is done by developing and integrating computational modeling and simulation with advances materials characterization. An integration of academia and industry, CAMM performs world class R&D and develops technologies, which are captured in products that create wealth and jobs and provides an enhanced educational process. Inputting significant effort in developing and integrating characterization and modeling, CAMM develops new research tools and methodologies to accelerate the insertion of new materials into commercial products.
The Center for Advanced Functional Food Research & Entrepreneurship (CAFFRE) mission is to serve as a catalyst for research and development of novel functional foods and components that will enhance health. CAFFRE is interdisciplinary in nature and is comprised of a diverse group of well known scientists, medical professionals, and policy experts that have experience working with industry partners.
The main idea behind CAPS is to tap into the incredible scientific expertise available at The Ohio State University (OSU) to change the local, national, and global dialogue regarding plant sciences around the following seven strategic areas:
•Photosynthesis and Carbon Fixation
•Biomass and Bio‐Products
•Crop Improvement and Functional Foods
•Discovery and Applications of Plant Secondary Metabolites
•Redesigning Productive Landscapes
•Development of Bio-Based Materials
The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is the preeminent research center in sustainable and safe mobility in the United States and an interdisciplinary research center in The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering. With a concentration on preparing the next generation of automotive leaders, CAR is recognized for interdisciplinary emphasis on systems engineering, advanced and unique experimental facilities, collaboration on advanced product development projects with industry, and a balance of government and privately sponsored research. CAR’s research focuses on energy, safety and the environment and it offers state-of-the-art facilities for students, faculty, research staff and industry partners.
The mission of the Center for Aviation Studies is to incorporate engineering, business and behavioral philosophies into a multidisciplinary approach to the many components of the aviation industry. We support premier flight education programs, academic degree programs, research initiatives and outreach programming from local to international levels.
Our biostatistics faculty include nationally known experts on health metrics. Current research by the biostatistics faculty includes survival analysis, threshold regression methodology, cancer statistics, and environmental and occupational risk assessment. These partnerships result in well-designed studies and properly analyzed data.
Our experts collaborate with colleagues throughout the Ohio State Health Sciences campus as well as peers across the nation.
The OSUCCC – James Center for Cancer Engineering – Curing Cancer Through Research in Engineering and Sciences (CCE-CURES) program is a collaboration to design, develop and integrate innovative engineering technologies and data analytic approaches with cancer biology, biomechanics and fundamental science. The goal: to enhance cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment to improve the lives of patients.
The Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI) in the College of Arts and Sciences is a new state-of-the art interdisciplinary research facility dedicated to pursuing structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies. It aims to contribute to the development of future brain imaging modalities and to create and disseminate knowledge about brain, mind, and imaging research.
The study of brain functioning and behavior (cognitive neuroscience), is one of the fastest growing fields in psychology and the social and biological sciences more generally. A major contributor to this growth is the development of innovative functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) technology. With a Siemens 3T Prisma system and ancillary equipment to support research spanning the cognitive and behavioral sciences, CCBBI is dedicated to the study of brain mechanisms underlying individuals’ cognitive capacity and subjective well-being, as well as dysfunctions of these brain mechanisms in normal aging and mental disorders. CCBBI is open to all scholars exploring the relationship between the human brain and behavior.
The Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences (CCBS) is currently directed by Dr. Andrew Leber, Ph.D. The Center carries forward its mission of advancing the study of mind, brain and formal models of cognitive processes and promoting interdisciplinary research in cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience.
The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Center for Cooperatives comprehensively integrates the teaching, research and Extension programs of the College. The Center creates and extends knowledge to emerging and existing cooperatives in Ohio and beyond.
Our research spans from the largest things --- stars, galaxies, and the Universe itself --- to the smallest things --- atoms, nuclei, and elementary particles --- and especially the surprising ways in which they are connected. CCAPP’s mission integrates efforts in research, teaching, and service: To promote world-leading efforts in studies of dark energy, dark matter, the origins of cosmic structure, and the highest energy particles in the Universe, through strategic investments and through a highly visible postdoc, visitor, and workshop program that advances knowledge, mentors the next generation of scientists, and brings the exciting results to the public.
The Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) at The Ohio State University aims to enhance the manufacturing competitiveness of the United States on a global scale by focusing its efforts on both applied engineering and student experiential learning. The center’s novel approach to technology translation is executed in its 32,000 square-foot, advanced manufacturing facility on Ohio State’s West Campus. The facility is ITAR-compliant and houses more than $12 million worth of advanced manufacturing equipment.
CDME works with commercial and government partners on product development projects. Throughout these projects, undergraduate students gain hands-on, mentor-based experience integrating new technology into market-ready applications, providing Ohio State customers with the technology and workforce advantage necessary to compete in a global marketplace. The center employs two dozen industry hardened experts with more than 425 years of combined professional experience. These experts execute projects while supervising and mentoring CDME students.
CDME facilitates innovation to an incredible breadth of advanced manufacturing practices, including but not limited to:
· Additive manufacturing
· Artificial intelligence and automation
· Biomedical devices
· Machining and testing
· Materials and welding
· Molding and forming
CEMAS is a core facility at The Ohio State University established through funding from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the College of Engineering, the Office of Research, the Office of Academic Affairs, the Institute for Materials Research at Ohio State, and by the Ohio Development Services Agency and Ohio Board of Regents through the Ohio Third Frontier Program.
The vision of the Center for Electron Microscopy and AnalysiS (CEMAS) is to disrupt the stratification of disciplines in the characterization of materials. We will bring together multidisciplinary expertise to drive synergy and amplify our characterization capabilities, and thus challenge what is possible in electron microscopy. CEMAS has become the hub for business and academia for materials characterization. Our point of difference is our world-class multidisciplinary approach that enables academic and business partners to "see more" than ever before. We are the Center that breaks through the current characterization limitations in medicine, environmental science, energy materials, and beyond.
Our mission is:
To deliver a world-class capability that positions it as the leading Center in analytical electron microscopy in the world
To be the hub for multidisciplinary imaging research in physical and biological sciences at Ohio State
To revolutionize teaching and learning in advanced characterization techniques for students and researchers
To provide a flexible approach to allow external partners to access world-class characterization instrumentation and expertise
To be at the leading edge in the development of new techniques and method for electron microscopy.
The Center for Emergent Materials engages researchers from multiple disciplines to work in teams on scientific problems too complex for a single researcher to solve. The CEM, established in 2008, is located at The Ohio State University and funded by a National Science Foundation MRSEC award.
The Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies at The Ohio State University was created in September 1986 by an act of the Board of Trustees of the University. Stephen Tracy took the initiative in its creation with the strong support of Charles Babcock and other colleagues. It is the only comprehensive research facility for the study of Greek and Latin inscriptions and manuscripts in the United States. Its purpose is to foster the study of inscriptions and manuscripts and promote research opportunities for those interested in these primary sources of information for the ancient and mediaeval world.
The Center for Ethics and Human Values (CEHV) is Ohio State's hub for respectful discussion and interdisciplinary engagement on the ethical challenges that shape the University and the broader community—an essential part of "Education for Citizenship."
Led by ethics faculty from 7 different colleges at Ohio State, we run a variety of programs focused on promoting informed, civil discourse on contentious social issues, creating community around research integrity, providing professional development and mentoring opportunities to faculty, staff, and students, improving ethics instruction across disciplines, hosting international thought leaders on values in public life, fostering the shared values that define Ohio State, supporting undergraduate philanthropy and ethics education, training engaged scholars through our postdoctoral program in public philosophy, reaching out to schools, civic groups, community organizations, and companies.
The Center for Folklore Studies at the Ohio State University supports the learning, teaching, research and outreach of folklorists and students of folklore. With participation from across the University, the Center promotes interdisciplinary dialogue about the important role of vernacular knowledge and practice in all areas of human activity, from confronting climate change to battling food insecurity, from understanding aging to transforming urban neighborhoods. Center activities include coordinating the folklore course offerings across departments and advising students, facilitating research and outreach projects of both local and international scope, organizing lectures, conferences, and workshops, Providing organizational and financial support to folklore-related activities across campus. Maintaining an archives of over 12,000 recordings and projects, a testament to over half a century of folklore research at Ohio State. Conducting ethnographic research with Ohio communities and supporting archival collections across the state.
Emerging pathogens, zoonoses, and microbial contamination of food and the environment threaten agricultural productivity, sustainability, and public health worldwide. Center for Food Animal Health (CFAH) research focus is on pathogenesis, epidemiology, prevention and control of animal disease. Our emphasis is on basic and translational studies on enteric, respiratory and immunosuppressive diseases and the zoonotic potential of these diseases as well as food and environmental safety.
Respiratory and enteric diseases are the most economically significant diseases affecting food producing animals. Our interest and experience with enteric diseases led us to the areas of food and environmental safety since most of the pathogens involved in these areas reside naturally in the gastrointestinal tracts of food producing animals. Food and environmental safety and zoonoses are of significant public health concern. the only specific pathogen free flock of turkeys in the world is maintained by the Food Animal Health Research Program. These resources are invaluable for the study of infectious diseases of food producing animals
The Ohio State University Center for Historical Research provides a stimulating intellectual environment for studying important historical issues around the world. Each year the Center brings together scholars from various disciplines to examine issues of broad contemporary relevance in historical perspective. The annual program of the Center is organized around a central theme, which will be explored through a series of seminars. Since history is inherently a discipline that draws inspiration from the research methods of other academic disciplines, seminar leaders will be drawn from a range of fields whose scholarship relates to the annual themes, such as anthropology, art history, law, literary and cultural studies, philosophy, political science, geography and economics. The Center will also involve colleagues at Ohio State from history and other departments, since most of the annual themes proposed have broad interdisciplinary appeal. We welcome proposals for seminars aligned with our program theme.
Since 1965, CHRR at The Ohio State University has innovated in survey research, managed complex social research projects around the world, and mastered big data administration. We are pioneers in state longitudinal data systems, systems integration for survey research, mobile data collection methods, and data analytics.
We have a staff of 60 multidisciplinary, cohesive, and dedicated professionals who have extensive experience helping researchers design surveys, collect data, manage large data-sets and integrate all phases of their research program into a coherent whole—we take pride in taking on the most challenging projects.
With over one hundred affiliated professors in over twenty departments, The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) promotes interdisciplinary scholarship that crosses traditional historical and geographical boundaries. Featuring its own array of yearly grants and awards, lecture series and film series, conferences, and other events that bring students and faculty together from near and far, the CMRS represents a uniquely exciting resource for scholarship and community. Profiting from this rich environment, CMRS students are able to study a wide range of topics within the major, touching on such diverse themes as the history, languages and cultures of Asia and the Near East; Mediterranean and transatlantic colonial trade; Christian, Jewish and Islamic philosophy and religion; and the music and dance of Renaissance Italy. As an interdiscipinary center, CMRS is dedicated to providing resources that facilitate the teaching and study of Medieval and Renaissance studies. Currently, CMRS provides recordings of its Lecture Series and other events (as permitted by presenters), a Medieval and Renaissance Film Library, and Links to Web Resources for Medieval and Renaissance studies.
The Center for Occupational Health in Automotive Manufacturing (COHAM) is a unique 5,000 ft2 open bay research facility. COHAM partners university researchers, automotive manufacturers, and automobile part suppliers to aid in the design of automotive assembly processes that minimize occupational health risk while optimizing productivity and quality.
RNA research is an interdisciplinary endeavor that spans biology, medicine, agriculture, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Ohio State’s Center for RNA Biology houses the single largest group of RNA experts in the country – more than 250 faculty, staff, students, and postdocs. The center’s mission is to advance life sciences research and education at the university by building on existing strengths in RNA biology, developing synergies through interdisciplinary initiatives and outreach, attracting and retaining outstanding faculty, and bringing the best graduate and postdoctoral researchers to the university.
The Center for RNA Biology is the home of 40 labs with a broad range of RNA-related Research. Our Center facilitates a monthly seminar series held on the second Tuesday of the month during the school year. Our Seminar series hosts world-renowned speakers from around the country to talk about their scope of work in the RNA field. The Center for RNA Biology also has a Student Organization as well as a competitive Fellowship Program. Please contact us for more information.
At Ohio State, Center for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies seeds faculty positions and courses, sponsors lectures and conferences, brings visiting specialists from the region to campus, administers a Slavic and East European studies MA program, provides monies for library acquisitions, awards FLAS to OSU undergraduate and graduate students, and maintains a large video library. CSEEES' outreach beyond OSU includes teacher workshops, presentations at local schools, partner programs with other higher education institutions, area studies conferences, video loans, and a newsletter.
East European and Eurasian area studies at OSU is facilitated by the presence of approximately 90 area specialist faculty members who teach over 250 different courses in languages and area studies. OSU regularly offers instruction in seven East European/Eurasian languages: Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Modern Greek, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Modern Turkish, and Uzbek. Occasional language offerings include Bulgarian, Czech, Georgian, Hungarian, Old Church Slavonic, Ukrainian, and Yiddish.
The Center for Superconducting and Magnetic Materials (CSMM), founded at OSU in 1995, has its strongest emphasis on superconducting materials, including their formation and structure as well as their magnetic and electrical properties. CSMM has research programs in various aspects of superconducting materials, including MgB2, Nb3Sn, and YBCO. Phase formation, reactions, diffusion, and microstructure are studied in MgB2 and Nb3Sn, as well as transport, magnetic, and flux pinning. Its activities embody a wide range of Materials Science as well as Engineering topics. Those presently under investigation include: high-pressure/high-temperature study of the Mg-B phase diagram, phase evolution and A15 Nb3Sn formation within the ternary Nb-Sn-Cu diagram, microstructure and critical current density optimization in MgB2 and Nb3Sn superconducting wires, formation and properties (microstructural, electrical, and magnetic) of films formed by pulsed laser deposition, electropolishing characteristics of niobium for superconducting RF (SRF) cavities, and bulge testing of niobium tube in support of a program for hydroforming SRF cavity strings.
We are an interdisciplinary group of scholars in social, natural, and environmental sciences; applied economics; agriculture; engineering; health and medical professions; and the humanities. We offer a wide range of support services for research that applies to urban and metropolitan areas, rural areas, and broader regional issues. Some of our services include GIS data processing, spatial analysis, and cartographic services.
Our mission is to serve as a bridge across academia, industry, and the policy sector by providing spatial analysis of economic, social, environmental, and health issues in urban and regional settings in Ohio and beyond.
The Center for Vascular Biology and Translation (CVRT) builds on the strengths of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center by creating a collaborative and synergistic environment centered on vascular biology. From the genome and epigenome to clinical outcomes, our investigator expertise touches every facet of vascular disease. In addition, the CVRT will facilitate recruitment of outstanding investigators with complementary interests to bring an even more robust research enterprise.
The CVRT offers excellent opportunities for industry partnerships, multi-investigator grants and provides a rich environment for trainees. We are driven by the mindset that every molecular mechanism identified in disease pathology could be a new therapeutic target.
Our mission is to improve human health by translating mechanistic discoveries of vascular disease into transformative therapies.
The Writing Center offers free help with writing at any stage of the writing process for any member of the university community. During our sessions, consultants can work with you on anything from research papers to lab reports, from dissertations to résumés, from proposals to application materials. Appointments are available in-person at 4120 Smith Lab, as well as for online sessions.
The Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies (HOPES) exists to address the evidentiary disconnect between research and practice of health policy, broadly defined.
We pursue our purpose by applying strong, diverse research skills, high-quality evidence, and community engagement to pressing public health problems. We evaluate policies in terms of their impact on population health outcomes, particularly in terms of equity and justice.
Our goal is to be Ohio State’s home for health policy. We seek to be a bridge and trusted partner between research, practice, and policy, both within the University and the community more broadly.
ADVANCING THE PREVENTION, DETECTION, AND TREATMENT OF BRAIN INJURIES
The brain is the body's most complex organ. It makes us who we are. It is critical to our abilities to speak, think, remember, interact, and move.
The Ohio State University is advancing how we understand and approach brain injury as a chronic condition. Even mild brain injuries can have persistent, long-term effects that impact our future health and wellness. Understanding, detecting, treating, and preventing these effects is essential to solving the silent epidemic of traumatic – or rather, chronic – brain injury.
To accelerate discovery, our scientists and clincians are forming interdisciplinary teams that are translating knowledge, partnering with industry and community organizations, and expanding capacity to implement practical solutions.
Our researchers are:
Deepening an understanding of how brain injuries result in visible and chronic conditions and higher risk for dementia and movement disorders.
Studying the mechanisms of the immune system's response to neurotraumas that will inform pharamlogical, rehabilitative, and arts-based interventions.
Developing new approaches to imaging, sensing, and clinical data analytics that better detect, monitor, and predict the trajectories of brain injuries.
The Clinical Pathology Laboratories provide diagnostic service and professional laboratory expertise to all Veterinary Hospitals within the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical System, referring veterinarians, and the general public via their referring veterinarian. In addition to diagnostic services and specimen analysis, the clinical laboratories provide valuable case material for teaching veterinary medical students and preparing residents for specialty board certification in veterinary pathology, clinical pathology, internal medicine, and surgery. Our services include the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, Clinical Hematology Laboratory, Cytology.
The Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center (CSEAC) is a state-of-the-art training center simulating actual patient care experiences. The changing nature of medical practice and national demand for accountability in medical education highlight the need for a leading-edge clinical skills center.
National accrediting bodies are challenging medical education institutions to demonstrate that medical students and residents possess the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to the practice of medicine. The center allows Ohio State to expand existing programs, launch new instructional techniques, and employ new outcomes assessments with the goal of training competent, compassionate professionals while fostering educational research.
The Clinical Translational Science Shared Resource (CTSSR) team works closely with clinical and translational scientists to develop a customizable portfolio of biomarker assays in order to provide innovative, correlative science studies associated with early-phase solid tumor oncology clinical trials.
The Clinical Treatment Unit and the Clinical Trials Processing Laboratory Shared Resource (CTU/CTPLSR) enable OSUCCC – James investigators to conduct successful phase I and phase II clinical translational research in a methodologically sound, expedient and cost-effective manner.
The CTU is an ambulatory phase I unit in the OSUCCC – James that specializes in treating early clinical trial patients who require intense monitoring or complex correlative sample collection and processing.
The CTPL enhances research quality by providing dedicated staff for high-volume procurement, processing, storage, delivery and shipment of research specimens critical to the correlative studies component of OSUCCC – James clinical trials.
The CTU/CTPLSR experts work closely with other OSUCCC – James Shared Resources, including the Clinical Trials Office, Pharmacoanalytical, Leukemia Tissue Bank and Biorepository, and Biospecimen Shared Resources. These collaborations provide protocol review and feasibility assessment, specimen kit assembly and specimen distribution to internal and external research laboratories.
The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) provides a centralized resource to facilitate the development, implementation and management of clinical trials at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Clinical and translational informatics encompasses the biomedical informatics subdomains of clinical research informatics, translational bioinformatics, imaging informatics, and their intersections with clinical informatics and public health informatics. Our department's clinical and translational informatics program focuses on the application of informatics theories, methods, and emergent technologies to address fundamental data, information, and knowledge management challenges in the clinical care, clinical research, imaging and translational research domains.
Programs faculty and staff are supported by a variety of intramural and extramural funding sources, including National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Research Resources grant awards (NCRR).
The Cancer Diagnosis Program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) initiated the Cooperative (AKA Collaborative) Human Tissue Network (CHTN) grant in 1987. The Ohio State University was an original NCI grantee for this program and 2019 was our 33rd year of CHTN funding. The major goal of the Cooperative Human Tissue Network is to facilitate the use of human tissues in biomedical research for basic and applied scientists from academia, industry and government to accelerate the advancement of scientific discoveries, as well as progress in cancer diagnosis and treatment. The Cooperative Human Tissue Network uses a prospective biospecimen procurement model rather than a biobanking model and works directly with investigators to determine the appropriate tissue sources (e.g. surgery, autopsy and transplant) in order to tailor tissue-processing methods to meet the research needs of the specific investigator. The Cooperative Human Tissue Network obtains human tissues and fluids from remnant materials removed from medically indicated surgical resections, autopsies and other procedures. The Tissue Procurement Service (TPS) is a supporting service of the Cooperative Human Tissue Network.
The College of Arts and Sciences is often called the academic heart of Ohio State. Not just because of its size, but because this is where arts, humanities, and natural, mathematical, social and behavioral sciences can converge in unique and unexpected ways. When we combine different perspectives and expertise, we can better investigate critical problems through creative and scholarly inquiry, engage the public in reciprocal community collaborations, and deliver an exceptional education for Ohio State students.
The College of Dentistry provides comprehensive patient care in an unparalleled learning environment with internationally recognized faculty and a supportive network of alumni and friends. In addition, our research programs provide students another dimension beyond classroom and clinical education. Students and faculty members are able to participate in both clinical and laboratory research in areas such as dental materials science, oral and maxillofacial pathology, hard tissue biology, microbiology, neuroscience, and immunology.
Research is integral to the College of Dentistry at Ohio State. Not only does our research contribute to the oral health of people throughout the world, but it also provides students a critically important dimension beyond classroom and clinical education.
Since our beginnings in 1895, the College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) has valued learning as a lifelong process. The educators, researchers and professionals we help grow are critical to shaping academic success and health and wellness for generations to come.
To stay one of the best, academic institutions have to change with the times. We've evolved and you will receive a better education because of it.
Today, the education we provide is not limited to developing some of Ohio's best teachers. We train the next generation of our nation's financial advisors, dietitians, policymakers, exercise scientists, event coordinators, counselors, fashion merchandisers, childhood education researchers and many other experts. Together they improve society and make the human experience better for generations to come.
We create, transfer and preserve knowledge in the disciplines of engineering and architecture for the purpose of enhancing economic competitiveness regionally, nationally and globally.
Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of people throughout the world through research on food, agriculture, family, and the environment. CFAES has locations across the state, including Wooster and a strong presence on Ohio State's Columbus campus.
All areas of the Ohio State College of Medicine are driven by our mission: to improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education and patient care.
We share a common vision: to work as a team shaping the future of medicine by creating, disseminating and applying new knowledge and by personalizing health care to meet the needs of each individual
The Ohio State University College of Nursing understands the essential role research plays in improving the quality of healthcare and population outcomes, that’s why research is one of our top priorities. Below you can learn more about the research happening within our world-class centers, as well as student research opportunities
The Ohio State University College of Optometry has a rich tradition of producing leaders in eyecare. Our faculty optometrists are recognized experts in providing specialty optometric care such as contact lenses, low vision rehabilitation, binocular vision, vision therapy, pediatric optometry, and medical eyecare. Our clinical services strive to provide personalized care to meet the visual and eye health needs of all patients. Our facilities are equipped with new technology and exam procedures to provide contemporary care to patients of all ages.
The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy advances the pharmacy profession and patient-centered care across Ohio and around the globe through innovative teaching and practice, groundbreaking research, and transformative outreach and engagement.
The College of Public Health at The Ohio State University is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the nationally recognized accrediting body for schools of public health. Additionally, the Master of Health Administration program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the primary accrediting agency for health management education.
Whether you're a clinician, researcher or prospective student, or you're seeking clinical services for your pet or farm animal, you will find an innovative and supportive environment at Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine.
Established in 1885, the College has graduated more than 7,200 veterinarians and our alumni practice in all 50 states and 40 countries. Within Ohio, our graduates make up 85 percent of the practicing veterinarians in the state. Our comprehensive referral Veterinary Medical Center admits more than 35,000 animal patients each year, representing a wide range of species including companion, farm and service animals.
Comparative Pathology & Digital Imaging Shared Resource also provides Histology and Immunohistochemistry services. The combined service offers anatomic pathology (necropsy, phenotyping, biopsy, and slide evaluation), clinical pathology, and histology (including immunohistochemistry and tissue microarrays) support to researchers both within the CVM as well as throughout the Ohio State University, including Nationwide Children's Hospital. Services to non-University clients are by special prior arrangement.
Comparative Pathology & Digital Imaging Shared Resource (CPDISR) provides expert, readily available and affordable experimental pathology support to investigators utilizing animal models to study human disease. Comparative pathologists affiliated with the CPDISR are familiar with normal anatomy and physiology, as well as background age- and strain-related lesions of various animal models. Recognition of lesions and their interpretation in the context of individual investigations provides a critical component to research incorporating animal models. Services include comprehensive macroscopic and microscopic examinations of various species of laboratory animals with an emphasis on the phenotypic characterization of newly produced lines of genetically engineered mice. Additional services include hematology, clinical chemistry, radiography; and, in conjunction with the Histology and Immunohistochemistry Core, routine frozen and paraffin slide preparation as well as tissue microarray preparation and special histochemical and immunohistochemical staining. In addition, the CPDISR provides a referral service to experienced scientists within the OSU research community providing expertise in animal model development, experimental design, optimal sample collection, and data interpretation.
The Comparative Pathology & Digital Imaging Shared Resource (CPDISR) provides expert, readily available and affordable experimental pathology support to investigators conducting research for understanding the development and treatment of cancer using preclinical animal models and/or human tissues procured for translational research. Comparative pathologists affiliated with the CPDISR are familiar with normal anatomy
and physiology, and pathology of many animal species, including the potential impact of confounding factors such as age- and strain-related background lesions, pathogens, and husbandry practices on study outcomes. Recognition of lesions and their interpretation in the context of individual investigations provides a critical component to research incorporating animal models.
The CPDISR provides support for preclinical efficacy and toxicity animal studies as well as translational studies that utilize human tissues procured for research, and can tailor its support to the needs of a client. Comprehensive services provided by the CPDISR include: animal blood and other biofluid analyses; macroscopic and microscopic examinations of full tissue sets from various species of laboratory animals; comprehensive histology services on paraffin-embedded and frozen tissues, encompassing special histochemical stains and immunohistochemical stains optimized for animal and human tissues; preparation of tissue microarrays and grids for transmission electron microscopy; slide digitization and quantitative image analysis; and hands-on training and consultation.
The CPDISR also provides a referral service with expertise in animal model development, experimental design, optimal sample collection, data analysis and interpretation, and grant/publication preparation.
The Comparative Pathology and Mouse Phenotyping Shared Resource (CPMPSR) provides expert, affordable, experimental pathology support to OSUCCC – James researchers who use animal models to study human disease.
CPMPSR comparative pathologists are experts in the normal anatomy and physiology, and in background age- and strain-/breed-related lesions, infectious pathogens and husbandry practices of various animal model species. Lesion recognition and interpretation within individual investigations provides a critical component to research that incorporates animal models.
While intrinsically involved with the teaching and education missions of VBS, the combined service now offers anatomic pathology (necropsy, phenotyping, biopsy, and slide evaluation), clinical pathology, and histology (including immunohistochemistry and tissue microarrays) support to researchers both within the CVM as well as throughout the Ohio State University, including Nationwide Children's Hospital. Services to non-University clients are by special prior arrangement.
Columbus Instrument's Comprehensive Lab Animal Monitoring System (CLAMS) incorporates sub-systems for open circuit calorimetry and activity in an environmental chamber: Oxymax/CLAMS is the one-test solution for simultaneous multi parameter assessment of one to nine mice. Operation of Oxymax/CLAMS and data collection is performed by an integrated program. The resulting secure data sets can be exported to Comma Separated Value (CSV) files and provide the link between Oxymax/CLAMS and your existing data analysis tools.
The Comprehensive Spine Center is dedicated to improving patient health through clinical services and research. Located in The Ohio State University's CarePoint East facility, researchers and physicians work side-by-side to develop patient-specific treatment plans and to quantify a patient's impairment before, during, and after treatment.
The Computational Aerodynamics and Flow Physics Lab (CAFPLab) focuses on fundamental studies that provide advances in understanding and predicting the complex behavior of transitional and turbulent fluid flows through multi-fidelity simulations (DNS, LES, hybrid RANS/LES, RANS). Specific topics include hypersonic aerodynamics, green aviation, and automotive aerodynamics/aeroacoustics. We specialize in developing state-of-the-art parallel CFD software that runs efficiently on the world's largest supercomputers.
Bioinformatics and computational biology are interdisciplinary in nature, encompassing computer science, engineering and mathematics with biology and medicine. These areas of study are helping professionals infer novel biological hypotheses and conclusions using advanced computational and analytical approaches.
Our department's bioinformatics and computational biology program focuses on the development and application of data analysis and mining algorithms, computational methods and infrastructures, and systems-biology approaches that integrate experimental and clinical technologies to address fundamental challenges in biomedicine.
The program’s faculty and staff are supported by a variety of intramural and extramural funding sources including, but not limited to, the following: the National Institute of Health (NIH, including NLM, NIMH and NIGMH), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Energy (DOE) and multiple foundations.
The goal of the CJRC is to collaborate on funded research with OSU faculty, staff, and students, and with criminal justice agencies at the local, state, or federal level.
CJRC seeks to be a trusted resource and research partner on the OSU campus and especially within the Ohio criminal justice community, and to be a conduit connecting those two constituencies. CJRC can provide technical advice regarding the conduct of research in the criminal justice settings for those with limited backgrounds and expertise in criminology and criminal justice, and can assume the role of conducting that research for those with current research awards.
We seek to collaborate with other investigators on proposals that have a criminal justice component, especially (but not limited to) public health issues such as substance abuse and physical well-being and mental health among the justice population. CJRC seeks to create a community of faculty, staff, and students united by their diverse interests in criminal justice issues and research from across the Arts and Sciences, and to unite them and generate collaborative opportunities to pursue cutting-edge, funded research.
To accomplish our goals, we leverage the extensive expertise and resources that are embedded in our renowned faculty and expert staff across a wide variety of social and behavioral, arts and humanities, and natural and mathematical science disciplines. We identify core research areas and form working groups with the goal of pursuing and securing research funding. These include but are not limited to: prisoner reentry from adult and juvenile correctional facilities, juvenile justice issues, correctional treatment, gun violence, illicit drug use and the opioid epidemic, neighborhood crime hot spots, and various issues in policing, among others.
We seek to re-imagine CJRC as a strategic home or "work-space" for research groups. CJRC will help organize and nurture these groups with the goal of enhancing their capacity to respond to and be successful in pursuing short- and long-term grant opportunities.
The CJRC organizes periodic presentations on topics that contribute to the goals set forth above.
Considered one of the finest equine hospitals in the world, Ohio State’s Galbreath Equine Center offers state-of-the-art, comprehensive diagnosis and care of all horse breeds and disciplines. We offer the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options for the most minor to the most severe injuries and ailments, while concurrently conducting research that advances the equine breeds and their human partnerships.
The foundation of good clinical research is management, quality control and data coordination.
For a small fee, you can access to expertise of researchers from The Ohio State University College of Optometry to help with data coordination and analysis. To submit a project, please navigate to the website listed below and go to "Project Request."
Data Science is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the generation of information and knowledge from diverse and heterogeneous component data sources. Data scientists employ a variety of quantitative and computational methods to place complex data sets in context and render them actionable in the form of human or computer interpretable knowledge.
The Data Science Division of the Department of Biomedical Informatics is home to a variety of research, development and educational programs that seek to apply data science principles to driving biological and clinical problems. Examples of such efforts include: The design and evaluation of algorithms capable of identifying meaningful patterns and motifs in "big data" contexts; The integration and analysis of bio-molecular and phenotypic data sets to enable hypothesis generation, pattern recognition and quantitative analyses; The visualization of multi-dimensional data, information, and knowledge collections; and Data and text mining to support feature extraction from both unstructured and semi-structured information resources.
The Decision Sciences Collaborative brings together Ohio State's diverse strengths in the decision sciences into a single community for programs, education, and new research collaborations. Faculty and students explore basic questions at the intersections of behavioral economics, political science, psychology, judgment and decision making, risk perception and communication, marketing, medical decision making, and environmental decision making. Core programs include an ongoing speaker series, small grants for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students, and a network of courses.
Decision Sciences has had a powerful impact on the scientific community and public consciousness in recent years. This growing interdisciplinary field builds on economics with the idea that human behavior can be understood as a purposeful, rational attempt to achieve well-being that can go awry under identifiable circumstances. It shares with political science and law the idea that institutional arrangements and rules constrain decision making in predictable ways. It leverages psychological ideas that people have limited information-processing capacity, that contexts shape how we think and feel, and that systematic deviations from "rational choice" are predictable. It shares with marketing, communication, human sciences, and public health principles and theories that can be applied to improve lives. This combination of perspectives and contrasting voices leads us to focus on the myriad ways that scholarly research can be applied to improve decision making, and ultimately, individual and societal welfare in health, personal finances, dispute resolution, the environment, the economy, and governance.
Welcome to the department of Food Science and Technology (FST) at The Ohio State University (OSU). Here at OSU, we combine world class faculty and staff with state-of-the-art facilities to give our undergraduate and graduate students the best experience possible. One of the main goals at OSU is to “put students first” and, at FST, we’re committed to making that happen. From a student perspective, we are one of the largest food science programs in the United States. We currently have about 120 undergraduates and 80 graduate students in our program. We offer a wide variety of specialized cutting-edge research programs that focus in areas such as food and health, emerging novel food processing and packaging technologies, and, food safety and quality programs. Our program also collaborates with and offers programs for the food industry and we are committed to meeting the needs of our food and agricultural stakeholders in Ohio.
Established in 1879, the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology at The Ohio State University is one of the oldest departments of its kind in the United States. The department has been internationally recognized as a leader in the field of muscle physiology since the days of professor Emil Bozler, PhD, a distinguished researcher at Ohio State from 1936–75 who contributed to the understanding of the mechanisms of smooth and cardiac muscle activation and the role of calcium in skeletal muscle contraction.
The mission of the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology has three major components. One is to educate undergraduate, graduate and professional students in the physiological and cell biological sciences and skills basic to the practice of medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy and other allied health professions. Graduate education, which is incorporated in this function, prepares students for careers in physiological and cell biological research, research management and teaching. Two is to conduct basic and applied research that extends the frontiers of physiological and cell biological science at all levels of biological organization, from molecules to the whole organism, with relevance for the solution of health problems in humans and animals. Three is to provide service and expertise to The Ohio State University, the state of Ohio and national/international biomedical organizations.
The mission of the Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) is to improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education and patient care. We seek to achieve this mission by pursuing the advancement of health and biomedicine through the development, application and dissemination of novel biomedical informatics theories and methods capable of driving biological discovery, generating and translating knowledge, and advancing personalized healthcare.
These innovation focus areas rely upon theories and methods generated by a variety of BMI sub-domains including bioinformatics, computational biology, translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics and imaging informatics.
Four cross-cutting core competencies underlie our mission and vision: the understanding of human factors influencing the use of technology in the health science and biomedical domains; the application of knowledge engineering principles to support the design of intelligent systems; the use of high-performance computing principles to facilitate the analysis of multi-dimensional data; and the generation of information and knowledge from component sources using the principles of data science.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry teaching and research missions are supported by several core facilities – the Research Support Services (RSS). These facilities are available to all departmental researchers including graduate students, post-docs, research associates, and undergraduates. Services available include surface analysis by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, analytical ultra-centricucation, circular dichroism, femtosecond laser spectroscopy, high-precision machining, electronic diagnostics and design, scientific glassblowing, and various other techniques.
For more information or any questions about accessing the RSS resources - please contact:
Dr. Tanya Whitmer, Director of Research Support Services for questions about analysis and instrumentation or
Dr. Gerry Raimann, Director of Administration for questions about the production shops.
The Department of Geography at Ohio State is recognized as one of the Top 5 geography departments in the nation.
We’ve earned that distinction by offering a diverse and challenging curriculum with six distinct fields of specialization, employing world-renowned faculty and researchers in the field to guide our work, engaging students at the graduate and undergraduate level in hands-on study and field work that translates into practical experience.
At Ohio State, we address many issues of local and global importance, some of which include urban growth and decline, regional population shifts and societal change, spatial patterns of human activity and the effects on the physical landscape, developing spatial models and mapping techniques.
The Department of Neuroscience encompasses a broad range of neuroscience research spanning cellular, organismal and behavioral approaches. By focusing on understanding the nervous system in health and disease, the department contributes to both a fundamental understanding of neuroscience and novel avenues for therapies.
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation conducts advanced clinical and basic science research in areas such as brain and spinal cord injury, stroke, bone and mineral metabolism and EMG. We’re a leader in clinical applications of rehabilitative care and neurorecovery for diverse neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, stroke and brain and spine injury. Our breakthroughs include life-changing technologies such as Neurobridge — a brain implant that enabled a quadriplegic man to move his hand with the power of his thoughts.
As a sub-specialized Department of Radiology in a leading-edge academic medical center and university, we are able to provide excellent image-guided diagnoses and interventions for patients and corresponding educational experiences for all levels of trainees. The unique strengths of the department in basic and applied imaging research and development keep the clinical and educational programs of the department and imaging program focused on future leading-edge applications.
Underlying the academic mission of the Department of Radiology is a visionary and diverse investigative portfolio that includes: Fundamental clinical imaging at Wright Center of Innovation; Imaging artificial intelligence algorithm development and implementation by the Division of Medical Imaging Informatics; The study of cancer prevention at the molecular-level by the Section of Radiobiology; Development of high-resolution MR elastography of cardiovascular tissues; Multi-energy CT characterization of joint diseases; Exploration and implementation of advanced Interventional Oncology procedures. These initiatives allow us to leverage state-of-the-art resources and services to develop innovative breakthroughs that benefit local, state, national, and global communities in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of diseases.
In terms of its research profile, the department aims to contribute to virtually all areas of statistical science, including the development of novel statistical theory and methodology. Specific areas of excellence include Bayesian statistics, spatio-temporal statistics, statistical learning and biostatistics. Research is directed toward modern and emerging areas of interest. For example, in concert with the big data or data science revolution, many faculty members include high-dimensional analysis and computing as primary foci of their research programs. A large portion of the department’s faculty and students are involved in interdisciplinary research and make significant scientific contributions beyond the field of statistics. Faculty members are highly successful at securing competitive grants from various research funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dedicated to achievement in surgical education, research and patient care. Established in 1914, Ohio State’s Department of Surgery has an impressive track record of producing leaders in surgery who are in demand across the country. Surgeons at Ohio State are at the forefront of advances in surgical techniques, including many minimally invasive procedures, which offer patients faster recoveries and less postoperative pain.
Ohio State University Medical Center’s Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center is committed to conducting clinical trials and basic research that translate to managing, preventing and curing diabetes. Our patients have access to participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials for new drugs and technologies. The Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center collaborates with several divisions to foster a team approach in innovative procedures such as islet cell, pancreas and kidney transplantation. In 2008, OSU Medical Center conducted the first human islet cell transplant in Ohio, and is one of few centers in the nation to offer this new and innovative treatment option.
We have world-class facilities and resources:
Within The Ohio State University Heart and Vascular Center, College of Medicine and Wexner Medical Center, we share a commitment to providing our patients with the most comprehensive healthcare options available.
Similarly, within The Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, we have a commitment to our investigators to provide them world-class facilities and technologies to push the boundaries of science.
With a dedicated seven-floor building and space across the campus, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute is now one of the largest heart and lung research institutes in the world. Our physicians and scientists have access to cutting-edge technologies in imaging, cell biology, genetics, bioinformatics and statistics, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, metabolic profiling and animal physiology. Through collaborative efforts with the College of Medicine Office of Research, our investigators have a wealth of resources available for research, education and training.
Semiconductor Processing Cleanrooms for Microfabrication includes 4000 square feet of class 100 and 1000 areas with additional associated laboratory space. There are facilities to process and fabricate silicon integrated circuits and III-V devices, and this capability has been demonstrated by the implementation of circuits in a variety of technologies (MOS, bipolar, FETs, optoelectronics, and photovoltaics). The processing equipment include a Technics Planar Etch II Plasma Reactor for dielectric deposition, hydrogen processing, and etching; ICP/RIE and E-Beam Photolithography; CHA 4-Pocket electron beam evaporator; NRC filament evaporator; ellipsometer; DekTak profilomiter; Karl Suss MJB-3 mask aligner; Kasper and Cobilt aligners and associated photolithography equipment; annealing, oxidation and diffusion furnaces; a pulsed laser deposition facility; West Bond wire bonder; Kenworth probe station with Hewlett-Packard 4145; 4-point probe; wet chemical clean benches, etc. In addition to ECE faculty, staff and students, the facilities are available to researchers from Physics, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Welding Engineering and from outside Ohio State University. Arrangements for access by non-ECE Department personnel can be made by contacting Cleanroom Manager James Jones.
The East Asian Studies Center (EASC) at The Ohio State University is a major hub and catalyst for original thought and action in the study of East Asia. With unique expertise and domestic and international partnerships, EASC continually challenges paradigms to further knowledge, increase understanding, and inspire life-long learning of East Asia and its impact on the world.
The Electronic Materials and Nanostructures Laboratory (EMNLAB) is a group within the physical electronics branch of Electrical Engineering at The Ohio State University. The group focuses on using a wide array of analysis, processing, and growth techniques to investigate the surface, interface, and ultrathin film properties of semiconductors. The group is led by Dr. Brillson and consists of two full-size laboratories that house some of the latest surface analysis equipment.
The Electrophysiology Core expands the capabilities of neuroscience research on campus by making available specialized expertise, equipment and assistance to support electrophysiological analyses of signal transduction and synaptic function in cultured cells, tissue slices and zebrafish embryos.
The ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) is a major center-of-excellence in the Ohio State College of Engineering and one of the largest radio frequency and optics research laboratories in the world. Since 1942, ESL has consistently maintained a national and international preeminence in electromagnetics, influencing radio research like no other institution in the world. ESL is a distinctive university center where world-class faculty and research scientists lead projects that provide state-of-the-art exploration and superior training for graduate and undergraduate students. ESL is a multidisciplinary research facility that collaborates with other laboratories across our campus, such as Nanotech West and Solid State Electronics and Photonics, working with microfabrication, solid state, and other materials.
In addition to our indoor anechoic chamber RF measurement facility, we have a complete complement of electromagnetic test facilities utilized by our team of researchers. We offer government and industry sponsors an environment for both fundamental and engineering system research to solve the most demanding real-world challenges.
ESL maintains world-class experimental facilities that have been refined over the years through its industry supported Compact Range Consortium, now expanded into the Consortium on Electromagnetics and RF (CERF). Among our current faculty and senior researchers are seven IEEE Fellows and we have had two past National Academy of Engineering members.
OUR MISSION is to support a viable socio-ecological future through applied academic research.
We specialize in interdisciplinary research, employing theory and methods from behavioral and decision sciences: sociology, psychology, communication, economics, and political science.
ENCOMM is an interdepartmental, intercollegiate and interdisciplinary center with the goal of nucleating and fostering collaborative teams in the area of materials research. This mission is carried out through three principle activities:
The hosting of a weekly internal seminar wherein faculty can speak to faculty about their current research with the goal of soliciting input and recruiting partners with complementary expertise
A seed funding program (closely allied with the CEM and IMR) to support these team-based research projects until they are competitive for external block funding. Support for open-access research infrastructure and technical support staff to bridge between the technical capabilities of individual research groups and facilitate the expansion of individuals and teams into new areas of research. These activities serve both to promote the most effective aspects of interdisciplinary science and to knit together the materials community across the Ohio State campus.
The Flavor Research and Education Center (FREC) works to understand drivers of flavor perception and, ultimately, food choice. We have built a holistic analytical platform that combines our extensive expertise with modern and advanced instrumentation to investigate and address unique and challenging aspects of flavor discovery.
Our services include chemical profiling of non-volatile and volatile compounds in different food matrixes, quantification of aroma and flavor compounds, identification of off-flavors, activity-guided isolation of key bioactive compounds, characterization of flavor interactions—including the discovery of flavor modulating compounds, and sensory analysis as part of analytical projects.
The Flow Cytometry Shared Resource (FCSR) provides state-of-the-art flow cytometry analysis and sorting of cell populations using selected cellular markers. Flow cytometry is a critical technology for cancer research, and the ACSR is used extensively by all scientific programs in the OSUCCC – James and by the broader Ohio State research community.
Researchers can learn more about the use and application of flow cytometry in several ways, including scientific seminars, marketing at cancer-specific meetings, instrumentation overviews and application workshops. Additionally, the Mid-Ohio Cytometry Associates “users’ group” meets regularly to discuss relevant cytometry issues and to generate educational opportunities.
The mission of the Food Innovation Center is: to improve global life quality by inspiring sustainable multi-disciplinary food solutions. The Food Innovation Center brings together more than 115 faculty members and 18 associate members from 13 colleges to collaborate in teams that tackle food needs within and across four broad themes: Foods for health: Improving human health through food, Biomedical nutrition: Discovering the medicine in food, Food safety: Promoting safe food, and Global food strategy and policy: Working toward a healthier, hunger-free world.
A FUTURE OF PERSONALIZED NUTRITION FOR GLOBAL OPTIMAL HEALTH
Many costly and preventable chronic conditions — diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, dementia and certain cancers— are heavily influenced by our diets. The mission of the Foods for Health Discovery Theme is to promote optimal health for individuals and communities through the application of scientific approaches across the food-nutrition-health continuum.
Metabolomics is one such innovative scientific approach that allows us to think about important research questions in a novel and powerful way. Our goal is to rise to eminence in this field by establishing research, teaching and outreach excellence. Integrating multiple -omics technologies and capitalizing on the 'Omics Revolution' will allow us to better understand an individual's unique disease and determine what foods and nutrients can best be tailored to maintain their overall health and well-being. Metabolomics also can provide us with valuable information on the effects that food preparation and processing can have on the nutritional quality of the foods we consume. The grand objective in the utilization of these technologies is a future of personalized nutrition for global optimal health.
With all seven Health Sciences Colleges and a top-ranked academic Medical Center and Comprehensive Cancer Center as well as Colleges of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Education & Human Ecology and Arts & Sciences all co-located on one campus, Ohio State is well-poised to collaboratively address the complexities of food and nutritional problems in ways that enable personalized prevention and medical care, dietary recommendations, and food-based interventions to improve health and prevent disease.
By connecting our faculty expertise and students to state-of-the-art technology and public-private partnerships, our interdisciplinary teams are making discoveries in food and nutritional metabolomics for health. Unprecedented insights in individual biochemical variability provide the foundation across diverse disciplines for:
Developing and using state-of-the-art analytical and informatics technologies to comprehensively identify and profile metabolites of nutrients and other bioactive food compounds in foods and biological samples.
Integrating -omics data sets to correlate unique features of an individual's metabolic profile to thier unique characteristics.
Discovering new biomarkers that define subtypes associated with wellness and disease.
Understand the effects that food preparation and processing can have on the nutritional quality of the foods we consume.
Developing personalized food and nutritional interventions to improve health.
Building a broad-reaching 'crops-to-clinic-to-consumer' network.
Committed to creating a healthier future for individuals and populations, our teams are leading new scientific approaches that integrate foods and nutrition, -omics, and health.
The Gas Dynamics and Turbulence Laboratory (GDTL) at OSU has been engaged in application guided fundamental research in gas dynamics, aeropropulsion, aeroacoustics, aero-optics, flow control, and advanced laser based flow diagnostics since late 1980s.
The research at The Ohio State University’s Gas Dynamics and Turbulence Laboratory (GDTL) is based on understanding flow physics and control of high-speed and high Reynolds number flows of interest in propulsion and aerodynamic applications. A primary focus of the GDTL is in free shear layers, which are present in many flows of interest in applications. This class of flows, which develops away from surfaces that would impose a no-slip boundary condition, is ubiquitous in practical applications. They include, for example, jets, cavity flows, wakes behind vehicles, and separated flows over solid surfaces. The existence of large-scale structures in turbulent flows in general, and free shear flows in particular, have been known for a long time. This came to focus with two seminal discoveries in free shear flows, which occurred in the 1960s and 70s. The first discovery was the finding that free shear flows, which have vorticity distribution that contains a maximum (or a velocity distribution with an inflection point), are unstable to small perturbations over a wide range of frequencies. This instability is called the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability or the inviscid instability at sufficiently high Reynolds numbers. The second discovery was the existence of coherent large-scale structures in free shear layers, even in very high Reynolds number flows.
Modeling human disease in mouse provides a powerful tool for elucidating mechanisms and interrogating experimental therapeutics. The Genetically Engineered Mouse Modeling Core (GEMMC) is available to investigators who work or intend to work with mouse models of human disease.
The Genomics Shared Resource (GSR) offers instrumentation and expertise for DNA and RNA analyses using Sanger sequencing, genotyping, real-time PCR, Affymetrix GeneChips, NanoString nCounter digital analyses, next-generation sequencing and library generation, nucleic acid extraction, spatial transcriptomics, and quality control for RNA, DNA and proteins. OSUCCC members and non-member investigators have unlimited access to training, consultation, troubleshooting and assistance in experimental design.
The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme is the gateway to integrated arts and humanities at The Ohio State University. Global Arts + Humanities facilitates, supports, and leads innovative trans-institutional collaborations and cross-disciplinary research, experiential learning, and community partnerships that enhance the university’s capacity to foster cultural understanding and advance social change.
Research has been concentrated in the areas of aging, neuroimmunology, and neurotrauma. Overall, the research aim is to determine the degree to which the bi-directional communication between the brain and the immune system is affected by age, stress, and traumatic CNS injury and to delineate the mechanism by which inflammatory cytokine pathways cause long-lasting complications (e.g., cognitive decline and depression).
The Goldthwait Polar Library (PLR) contains materials relevant to the polar and alpine regions of the world.
The Goldthwait Polar Library was officially established in 1969, nine years after the establishment of the Institute of Polar Studies, now the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC). The library is named after Dr. Richard Parker Goldthwait, the founder and first director of the Institute. Dr. Goldthwait donated his personal collection of reprints, journals and books to the Institute and that became the nucleus of the library.
The primary mission of the library is to support the informational needs of the research scientists and graduate students of the Center. Subject areas covered include: glaciology, Antarctic geology, global climate change, polar ecology, polar meteorology, and the history of polar exploration.
In 2013 the library completed the digitization of BPCRC publications. They are now available in OSU’s institutional repository, The Knowledge Bank (KB). Future publications will be added as they are published. Reports in the KB are open access.
The library is not officially a department library of the Ohio State University Libraries, but the monographic holdings are available in their online catalog. The library follows their circulation policies and procedures; most of the material circulates. PLR is the designation for the library in the online catalog.
Rare historical volumes in the library include Sir Ernest Shackleton’s The Heart of the Antarctic and The British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, signed by Shackleton and Sir Douglas Mawson, and signed copies of Admiral Byrd’s books, Little America, Discovery, Skyward, and Alone.
Our laboratory seeks to understand the contribution of prenatal stress to the development of psychiatric disorders in the offspring. We use an interdisciplinary approach to address the mechanisms through which the intrauterine environment contributes to psychiatric illness, including molecular, biochemical, and behavioral methods.
The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library primarily serves all faculty, staff and students of the Wexner Medical Center and the seven Health Sciences colleges via its physical and its vast digital resources, along with the expertise of its librarians and technical staff.
Health sciences librarians are the information expert with unparalleled knowledge of how to best search and organize content from the databases in our collections, including PubMed, UpToDate, and Cinahl, plus their 6,200 e-journals, from The Lancet, to JAMA to Cell, and nearly 10,000 e-books.
The specialized expertise of the Health Sciences Library supports research and discovery – from helping faculty focus their funding proposals and research questions, to improving faculty access to their most-needed journals, to conducting systematic literature reviews, to creating original medical illustrations that strengthen faculty research submissions to leading journals.
Medical Visuals, located on the 4th floor of Prior Hall at 376 West 10th Avenue, supports research and education through graphic arts. Services include medical illustration, graphic design, layout consultation, poster printing, and portrait photography. Trained in both art and science, our certified medical illustrator creates visuals that effectively communicate medical and scientific content to any audience. Award-winning graphics have been published in major medical and research journals including Cell and the Journal of Neurosurgery. Medical Visuals staff also designs informational graphics, conference brochures and promotional posters for scientific events. Medical Visuals is a primary campus resource for poster printing. Service-oriented staff consult with customers to create high quality professional posters on traditional paper or convenient foldable cloth material. Poster files can be uploaded conveniently online and proofs are generally available the same business day. Medical Visuals also provides studio portrait photography in Prior Hall. Digital portraits can be used for CVs, publications, presentations, and other promotions. For a complete list of Medical Visuals services, pricing, and hours please visit the Health Sciences Library web site.
We use high-fidelity methods on supercomputers to generate insight into a wide range of multi-physics fluid dynamic phenomena. Our current interests include jet noise, shock wave-turbulent boundary layer interactions, scramjet flow paths in hypersonic flight and flows past wings. In each, we seek to understand the key mechanisms and various ways they may be controlled. We anchor our results in experimental data obtained at The Ohio State University and elsewhere before using the rich datasets to perform analysis that are difficult if not impossible to obtain from testing alone.
The SES High-Pressure Mineral Physics Lab, directed by Prof. Wendy Panero, enables studies of material behavior under the high-pressure, high-temperature conditions of the Earth's interior. The lab includes an array of seven symmetric diamond cells and one hydrothermal cell. The laser-heating system includes a 50W diode-pumped YLF laser and a dual-camera system for temperature and temperature-profile measurements. The laser-heated diamond anvil cell is capable of pressures in excess of 1 Mbar and temperatures in excess of 5000 K.
Research in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science (HCS) focuses on plants and diverse aspects of their genetics, biochemistry, ecology, management, quality, utilization, and associated social dimensions. See what we’ve been up to!
Select area of interest Agronomy, Bioemergent Materials, Bioinformatics, Crop Ecology, Crop Breeding, and Genetics. Landscape, Horticulture and Floriculture, Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Biology, Risk Analysis in Agricultural Systems, Seed Biology, Turfgrass, Vegetable and Fruit Production, Viticulture, and Weed Biology.
Faculty labs are located in Columbus (c), Ohio or Wooster (w), Ohio
The Ohio State Human Tissue Resource Network (HTRN) facilitates research biospecimen access for funded, IRB approved or reviewed for non-human subject status (basic and translational investigators). HTRN is the organizational umbrella for National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded programs to advance bench to bedside research. Investigator biospecimen access is for investigators from The Ohio State University, as well as for basic and translational researchers throughout the United States and Canada. These NCI funded groups join to improve resource utilization and thereby reduce the researcher fees for samples. Services include biospecimen and biofluid procurement by the Department of Pathology Tissue Procurement Services and processing, transient storage, biobanking and virtual microscopy with and without digital image analysis as requested.
Humanitarian engineering is the creation of technologies that help people. Promotion of human dignity, human rights, and human fulfillment. Poverty and development and the relevant workplace, economic, political, and environmental systems. Deep injustices like corruption, human trafficking, arms trafficking, drug trafficking, etc.
The Humanities Institute facilitates collaboration and interdisciplinary inquiry into some of the most pressing problems facing contemporary society. The Institute provides an organizational home for a number of interdisciplinary centers, and facilitates the formation of new centers, new constellations of humanities faculty. With roots in the traditional disciplines of the humanities, the Institute provides a structure for long-term research projects that draw on humanistic methodologies to engage communities on and beyond campus. The Humanities Institute serves as an incubator of collaborative research.
The Ice Core Paleoclimatology group has a distinguished history of conducting "cutting edge" science and has propelled ice coring out of the polar regions and up to ice fields covering the highest tropical and subtropical mountains.
Our technical capability, (e.g., solar-powered drill, light-weight electromechanical and thermal- alcohol drills, specially designed domes, and small, high altitude generators) for logistically challenging programs is complemented by two large cold rooms and clean room facilities, a diverse suite of analytical equipment and a group of highly motivated scientists and graduate students.
The Imaging Core Facility is located on the 3rd floor of the Biomedical Research Tower (BRT). These facilities provide high resolution imaging for The Ohio State University researchers using a variety of different instruments.
The Imaging Core Laboratory (ICL) through the Wright Center of Innovation at The Ohio State University performs visual reads, quantification, lesion tracking, perfusion and metabolic mapping, pharmacokinetic analysis, quantification of lesion heterogeneity, 3D segmentation and rendering in addition to conventional methodologies such as RECIST / WHO, Volume tracking and morphologic characterization.
The Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation
Strategic Research Targets, August 2020
InFACT is taking a transdisciplinary convergence research approach to systematically addressing knowledge gaps in the role of diversity in food system function. Transformational change is needed all along the set of activities and outcomes that comprise the human food chain today. A food systems framework for research broadly lists the activities making up a modern human food chain as producing, processing and packaging, distributing and retailing, and consuming food. These activities have outcomes that have been grouped into three categories: availability (from producing), access (from processing, packaging, and distributing including selling), and utilization (from consuming and including resulting health outcomes). InFACT research and scholarly activity focuses on contributing new knowledge, and facilitating innovation and discovery, where research could facilitate and leverage transformation. The research contributing to each of these three categories of outcomes is summarized below.
InFACT Scholarship Agenda to Transform Food Availability: Pathways to More Diversified Agricultural Landscapes
• Discover diversified farming systems that can contribute to greater economic, social and environmental benefits in agricultural production.
• Discover and explore how agricultural economies of scope can be achieved to support diversification of agricultural landscapes.
• Discover landscape designs and policies that enhance the viability of diversified agricultural systems.
InFACT Scholarship Agenda to Transform Food Access: Access and Value in Reimagined Food Supply Chains
• Explore, create, and test balanced and integrated supply chains from local to global scales in ways that increase access, food safety and transparency.
• Discover the means of reducing food waste across the supply chain from production to consumption, and turning remaining waste into raw materials for value added processing.
• Measure and expose inequities in food access among populations, and exploring new ways of increasing equity.
InFACT Scholarship Agenda for Transformation of Food Utilization: Food as a Foundation for Community Health
• Explore how food landscapes impact geographic patterns of food consumption
• Translate the multiple values and transitions in food culture and use into transformation.
• Discover creative new dietary patterns that improve health and well-being in communities.
Our mission is to explore how foodborne and nosocomial microbes can affect animal and human health. As a team of scientists, we seek to unravel the epidemiology and molecular mechanisms of foodborne and nosocomial pathogens, with emphasis on antimicrobial resistance, to improve health and well being of humans and animals.
Foodborne and Nosocomial Pathogen Epidemiology
We seek to understand the risk factors associated with persistence and dissemination of foodborne and nosocomial bacterial pathogens, particularly Salmonella, Campylobacter, Yersinia, Staphylococcus , Acinetobacter and Clostridium difficile. Our main focus is the use of antimicrobials and biocides in various clinical and production settings and their association with proliferation and dissemination of multi-drug resistant and in some cases hypervirulent strains.
Molecular Epidemiology and Diversity of Foodborne and Nosocomial Pathogens
We seek to understand the molecular mechanisms and genotypic diversity of the highly important zoonotic and nosocomial bacterial pathogenic forms such as MDR Salmonella, Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Quinolone resistant Campylobacter, virulent Yersinia, Hypervirulent Clostridium difficile and MDR Acinetobacter. Our goal is to unravel the role of food animal reservoirs, understand associated production/ management risk factors and determine clonality of strains from various settings using cutting-edge molecular epidemiologic approaches.
A world free from the threat of infectious diseases
The Infectious Diseases Institute will generate solutions to the detrimental effects of microbes on the health of humans, animals, plants, and the environment for the benefit of society.
The IDI embraces the university’s shared values in how we conduct business and interact with individuals, both internally and externally. These shared values are:
Excellence: The IDI will strive for excellence in all endeavors, both large and small. The IDI will constantly evaluate current conditions and will be flexible and agile in order to make continuous quality improvements.
Diversity in people and of ideas: The IDI will be an incubator for new ideas in all areas, including research, education, community outreach, and resource stewardship. Diversity in people, and their thoughts and ideas, will be a key component in all IDI activities.
Access and affordability: The IDI will seek new revenue streams while adopting all available best practices to keep costs as low as possible, thereby positively contributing to the university’s overall financial portfolio to play a part in the president’s 2020 Vision.
Innovation: The IDI will be a pillar of innovation, transforming the way we think about infectious disease and microbiology research, education and outreach. The IDI will be a driving force in innovation locally and globally.
Collaboration and interdisciplinary endeavor: The IDI will push the boundaries in unprecedented ways to strengthen and increase existing interdisciplinary efforts and to foster new internal and external collaborations in the infectious disease and microbiology space, including non-traditional partners in various disciplines.
Integrity, transparency, and trust: Integrity, transparency, and trust will be bedrock qualities of the culture of the IDI and will be embedded in all IDI ventures.
Established in 1996, the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research (IBMR) is the cornerstone of a broad research program at The Ohio State University in the field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) – the study of how the brain interacts with the body's immune system. This field has evolved from a novel area of curiosity to an important scientific field, one that has meaningful implications for public health and great promise for enhancing medical treatments.
Our researchers represent expertise in the fields of immunology, virology, psychiatry, psychology, endocrinology, molecular biology, behavior, oncology and the neurosciences.
• Foster collaboration among researchers from multiple academic disciplines to collaboratively develop solutions to complex cybersecurity and digital trust issues.
• Prepare the next generation of workers, scholars and leaders to develop robust and effective cyber trust solutions.
• Partner with other educational institutions, government, military and industry to identify emerging cybersecurity issues and find ways to address those needs through research, education and collaboration.
Hesham El-Gamal, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Helen Patton, Ohio State’s Chief Information Security Officer, will serve as interim co-directors of the institute. The Office of Research will provide initial oversight and resourcing.
The Institute for Materials Research represents more than 200 faculty members and research groups engaged in materials research from 6 colleges and 20 departments at The Ohio State University. With a network of state-of-the-art facilities throughout these departments and colleges, IMR provides coordination for a dynamic, world-class and multi-disciplinary materials research community that incorporates science and engineering from the sub-nano to macro scales, from soft to hard materials, from basic phenomena to devices, and from biology and medicine to agriculture, energy, communications, transportation and computation. IMR has a special mission: to create and sustain a coordinated, state-of-the-art environment that fosters collaborative, interdisciplinary research in the science and engineering of materials that addresses the future needs of society.
To see research resources under IMR please click the Institute for Materials Research Collection link at the bottom of the page.
In 1998, President Kirwan and the Board of Trustees established the Spectroscopy Institute, as an interdisciplinary venture focused on capitalizing and coordinating OSU excellence in spectroscopy. The founding Director was Prof. Terry Miller, Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor of Chemistry.
The mission of the Spectroscopy Institute was to solidify OSU as the world-wide center of molecular spectroscopy, build upon OSU emerging strength in ultrafast technology and bring together the appliers of these technologies with the creators of the underlying sciences. Which under the direction of Prof. Terry Miller the institute effectively served the mission bring ties between Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering.
Today under the direction of Prof. DiMauro the new institute, “Institute for Optical Science” aims to identify and facilitate OSU faculty to capitalize on national interdisciplinary initiatives in the optical sciences. The Institute for Optical Science goals are the creation of an OSU community of multidisciplinary researchers in the optical sciences, coordinate on-campus and regional focus groups and centers that eliminate traditional academic boundaries at the research level and identifies strengths in interdisciplinary photon science research. Institute for Optical Science will accomplish these goals through interdisciplinary workshops, seminars and schools within the OSU community.
The Institute for Population Research IPR is a multi-disciplinary research center that nurtures population and health research at The Ohio State University.
IPR has four major thematic emphases: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Family Demography (including union formation/dissolution and transition to adulthood), Mortality and Health Over the Life Course, and Migration.
Beyond these four themes, IPR supports research in all facets of population and health, broadly defined.
IPR faculty and graduate student affiliates span six colleges and sixteen departments, and IPR serves as a bridge between behavioral and biomedical scientists at OSU.
Activities and services include: seed grant program; rapid response grants; administrative assistance in the submission of applications for external funding; data services (with emphasis on secure/restricted data); travel support for participation in conferences; weekly seminar; office space. IPR prioritizes investments in multi-disciplinary projects and in junior faculty.
The Integrative Cardiovascular Physiology (ICP) Core Laboratory supports cardiovascular research using large research animal (e.g. rabbit, canine, porcine) models of human diseases. The core will provide both equipment and staffing support to assist investigators in the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute. Equipment is available for cardiac echocardiography, hemodynamic, and electrophysiology studies.
The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center is a multiphase project that advances Framework 2.0, the university’s long-term planning vision. The $155.9 million project includes a 120,000-square-foot renovation of Hamilton Hall and construction of a new 100,000-square-foot building featuring flexible facilities to serve multiple disciplines. The building will provide upgraded and flexible facilities to create a collaborative campus for interprofessional education throughout the Health Sciences. The project is poised to benefit colleges, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, public health and veterinary medicine, and strengthen the interdisciplinary curriculum of Ohio State.
The Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute's Interventional Cath Core fosters the development of interventional devices, therapies, and techniques by providing a translational laboratory setting where basic research findings can be developed into clinically relevant treatments for cardiovascular diseases. The Non-GLP core is set up to accommodate a wide variety of interventional cardiac procedures using large animal models. Minimally invasive chronic procedures are permitted in this space. Non-cardiac studies can also benefit from the use of fluoroscopic guidance allowing real time x-ray confirmation during procedures. Orthopedic groups have found it useful for guiding injections into joints. The aide of a contrast agent makes it possible for surgeons to look for leaks following procedures in the GI tract.
The core is equipped with an OEC 9800 mobile C-arm with cardiac package and digitally archived images.
Support equipment include an anesthesia machine, ventilator, basic monitoring equipment (ECG, pressure, pulse Ox), cautery, IV pump and power injector.
Our lab is committed to improving the health of poultry through research on the prevention, control and diagnosis of infectious bursal disease (IBD). This disease was first described in the USA near the town of Gumboro, Delaware and thus is also known as Gumboro disease. IBD is a highly contagious disease of chickens that results in immune suppression and secondary infections. It affects nearly all poultry producing regions around the world.
We are working to control and prevent the spread of IBD, which is caused by infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV). Our research on disease control through vaccine development, viral classification and viral pathogenicity focused on improved diagnosis and management of this economically devastating disease, is of critical importance to the global poultry industry.
The John Glenn College of Public Affairs is the place to launch a lifetime of making positive change in the world. Whether you see yourself tackling homelessness in your community, taming the growing national debt, or creating educational opportunities for impoverished women around the globe, the Glenn College’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs will prepare you with the skills, knowledge and experiences to get things done.
What separates students at the Glenn College from everyone else? Our graduates have the tools to make their passion their life’s work. We’ll teach you how to turn your passion into policy. The Glenn College experience helps you make a change in the issues that matter to you.
The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity is an interdisciplinary engaged research institute at The Ohio State University established in May 2003. It was named for former university president William E. “Brit” Kirwan in recognition of his efforts to champion diversity at OSU.
Our goal is to connect individuals and communities with opportunities needed for thriving by educating the public, building the capacity of allied social justice organizations, and investing in efforts that support equity and inclusion. Here at the Kirwan Institute we do this through research, engagement, and communication.
Our mission is simple: we work to create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have opportunity to succeed.
LADDCS is a part of the Aerospace Research Center (ARC) in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at The Ohio State University. The lab is a leading center for theoretical, computational and experimental research in multi-agent autonomous systems, stochastic dynamic systems, randomized algorithms in modeling, uncertainty quantification, optimization and control. LADDCS focuses on applications in the areas of collaborative robots, space situational awareness and sustainable energy (e.g. battery prognostics, wind forecasting).
LADDCS has 710 sq-ft of floor space, of which 500 sqft. is dedicated to robotics use. We are equipped with in house Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) equipped to fly in wildland burns, off-the-shelf UAV systems and ground robotic systems (Turtlebots).
Our major research interest is to design and develop micro- and nano-scale biochips/devices for diagnostic and therapeutic biomedical applications including cancer diagnosis/therapy, infectious diseases and regenerative medicine.
For diagnosis, our current focus is on extracellular vesicles (EVs) based liquid biopsy assay development by using affinity based EV separation to sort and capture specific exosome-like and microvesicle-like EV subpopulations and then using molecular beacons and fluorescence labelled antibodies as probes to measure RNA and protein targets at single EV level on a total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscope.
For therapeutics, we have extended our nanocarrier strategy from synthetic lipoplex and polyplex nanoparticles to cell secreted therapeutic exosomes (tExos) in recent years. Unlike synthetic nanocarriers, tExos possess low toxicity and low immunogenicity, and can penetrate physiological barriers such as blood-brain barrier (BBB) and solid tumors via transcytosis. Exosomes released from stem cells such as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) also provide anti-inflammation and anti-fibrosis functions. Furthermore, we have developed a unique nanochannel electroporation (NEP) technology which can transfect individual cells with high dose control and cell viability. In addition to direct cell transfection of plasmid DNAs and molecular probes for cell reprogamming, gene editing and living cell interrogation, NEP can also produce a large sclae EVs including exosomes from stimulated cells, which containing targeting peptides and therapeutic mRNAs, microRNAs and shRNAs. This technology has been demonstrated in in vivo tissue nano-transfection (TNT) for tissue repair, and in ex vivo cellular nanoporation (CNP) of tExo generation for transcriptional manipulation.
The Leukemia Tissue Bank Shared Resource (LTBSR) helps scientists translate basic research to the clinical setting by providing central collection, processing and storage of tissue samples from patients with leukemia, myeloma or lymphoma enrolled on Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) protocols. These samples are available to investigators at Ohio State and to outside collaborators who study the cellular and molecular properties of these diseases. The ability to examine tumor cells from patients is an essential part of determining the causes of cancer and developing new and effective treatments.
A National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored biorepository, the LTBSR has more than 40,000 vials of cryopreserved viable cells and 13,000 vials of matched frozen plasma and/or serum samples from more than 4,000 patients treated for leukemia and other malignancies.
The machine shop is equipped with Manual and Computer Controlled (CNC) machinery for high-precision fabrication of mechanical and optical instrumentation using a very wide spectrum of material. We have the following services available:
Consultation of Design, Turning and Milling, Welding (MIG and TIG), Helium Leak Test for Vacuum Welds, Soldering and Silver Brazing.
The Magnetic Resonance Elastography Laboratory lab focuses on developing novel imaging technologies to achieve early diagnosis, advance understanding of disease patterns, and aid in disease management.
A primary research area in the group is developing a novel imaging capability called MR Elastography (MRE). MRE is a noninvasive technique for estimating the stiffness of soft tissues. In MRE, an external vibration source is induced in the area of interest and is tracked as it propogates through the body by an MRI scanner. The propagating wave images are then mathematically processed to obtain stiffness maps known as inversions.
The lab focuses on pulse sequence development, drivers for external vibrations and inversions for different applications. This lab is being supported by grants through NIH, AHA, SIR, and State of Ohio.
Please visit the Magnetic Resonance Elastography Laboratory website for more information.
The Medicinal Chemistry Shared Resource (MCSR) provides medicinal chemistry support to investigators at the OSUCCC – James and to other academic and commercial institutions. It integrates the expertise of multiple disciplines, including synthetic and process chemistry, instrumental analysis and molecular pharmacology.
Molecular Biology Core (MBC) provides comprehensive and professional services for gene manipulation and in vitro site-directed mutagenesis to investigators in the research community at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and extramural researchers. The MBC is a part of the Department of Surgery and managed by the Division of Cardiac Surgery.
Based on innovative gene synthesis and PCR technology transplanted from Mutagenex, a leading research service biotech company in the molecular biology field, we offer all services at reasonable prices with minimum turnaround time.
Our service portfolio includes in vitro site-directed mutagenesis, chimeragenesis, gene synthesis, subcloning, customized vector construction and directed evolution.
The Molecular and Cellular Imaging Center (MCIC) is a shared technology laboratory located at the Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster (OH). We house equipment and provide services in microscopy (light, confocal, transmission and scanning electron microscopy), in the area of genomics (low and high throughput sequencing and genotyping) and bioinformatics. Our mission is to support research at the Ohio State University by providing cost-effective services. The facility is also available to other research and educational institutions and the private sector.
The collaborative work of our team, whether in our Motion Analysis and Performance Lab or in our physician or physical therapy clinic, is directed at improving personalized, evidence-based healthcare by uncovering the mechanisms behind athletic injuries, developing interventions to help prevent those injuries and creating innovative technologies and techniques to enhance treatment and rehabilitation.
The Motion Lab is a rapidly reconfigurable interdisciplinary space for motion research and advanced technology performance investigation. The multi-use facility houses an optical tracking system for large volume motion capture as well as intelligent stage capabilities including flexible media control and a full suite of theatrical audio, sound, lighting, and media interaction and projection resources.
The OSU MIRG \murj\ broadly focuses in the areas of fluid-structure interactions and model reduction of high-dimensional dynamical systems; with an interconnected focus on improving basic understanding and computational methods. Application areas of our research span hummingbirds to hypersonics.
The Museum's collections support research activities of faculty, staff and students at Ohio State, as well as being resources for scientists around the world. Our research centers on systematic studies of organisms worldwide. This includes species discovery and delimitation as well as studies of the evolutionary relationships of species. The map shows areas in which we have worked during the last decade. For details on specific research programs and projects, visit the webpages of our individual collections and personnel.
NanoSystems Laboratory (NSL) provides users with access to advanced material characterization and fabrication tools for research and development applications. NSL operates a diverse set of research instrumentation and research capabilities including Focused Ion Beam/Scanning Electron Microscopy, X-ray diffractometry, SQUID magnetometry, Atomic Force/Magnetic Force microscopy, EDS X-ray microanalysis, e-beam lithography, Electron Spin Resonance spectroscopy, Physical Vapor material deposition, ion milling, ICP/RIE etching, maskless photolithography, Low-Temperature/ High Magnetic field magnetotransport measurements, diamond CVD growth, Kerr microscopy and magneto-optical material studies. NSL also operates two 1,100-square-foot clean room facilities. One clean room houses instruments for material deposition and processing for photo/e-beam lithography, while the other clean room is devoted to processing organic spintronic devices, and other air and moisture sensitive materials. It is equipped with four interconnected gloveboxes with Ar and N₂ atmosphere.
At Nanotech West Lab, we're passionate about micro- and nanotechnology and the potential to transform both research and industry applications. Current research programs at Ohio State span the fields of electronics, optics, advanced materials and characterization, energy, biology and medicine. If you have research to conduct, a market to conquer, or a product you'd like to evolve, Nanotech West Lab is the place to make it happen.
The mission of the new NSF-funded National Gateway Ultrahigh Field NMR Center is to promote and advance cutting-edge science using ultrahigh magnetic fields with focus on the areas of biomolecules and metabolomics by solution and solid-state NMR and materials science.
The centerpiece is a new 1.2 GHz NMR spectrometer with existing shared CCIC high-field NMR systems serving as staging instruments. Commissioning is expected over the next couple of years. Users from Academia, National Research Labs and Industry are supported by expert research scientists at the Center. The Center will also coordinate a diverse range of educational and outreach activities.
At Nationwide Children's Hospital, our vision remains unchanged. We aspire to create the best outcomes for children everywhere. This means families come to Nationwide Children's from around the globe knowing they will get the highest quality care. When your child needs a hospital, everything matters.
The Resource for Native Mass Spectrometry Guided Structural Biology (nMS→SB) was established in 2018 with a 6.8M P41 grant from the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences. As a national Biomedical Technology Research Resource, our purpose is to develop and disseminate novel technologies throughout the broader biomedical research community. Our mission is to develop improved native MS as a routine tool and disseminate the technology to the biomedical research community through vendor partnerships and training. The Resource will work with investigators across the nation and globe on challenging biomedical projects ranging from viral hemorrhagic fevers and HIV to cataract formation and neurological disorders.
Click on the Native Mass Spectrometry Guided Structural Biology Collection to see resources utilized by the Native Mass Spectrometry Guided Structural Biology Center. Please note that some Native Mass Spectrometry Guided Structural Biology resources are also utilized by the Wysocki Research Group. To see those resources click on that respective collection.
The objectives of the research group are as follows: Proposing new designs for high performance network-based computing systems by taking advantages of modern networking technologies and computing systems; Developing better middleware, API, and programming environments so that modern network-based computing applications can be developed and implemented in a scalable and high performance manner; Performing the above research in an integrated manner (by taking systems, networking, and applications into account); and Focusing on experimental computer science research.
Welcome to The Ohio State Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab! Our goal is to provide a scientific basis for the treatment of human movement disorders. To reach this goal, we apply mechanical engineering principles to clinical problems to study musculoskeletal mechanics, design medical devices and procedures, and seek to optimize the functional outcome of clinical and surgical interventions.
More than 50 million people in the United States and a billion people worldwide have a neurological disorder, and the numbers are rising. To meet this challenge, the world needs a leader in brain and spine treatment and research. Ohio State’s Neurological Institute seeks to be that leader.
Ohio State is one of the first medical centers in the country to combine five neuroscience-related specialties into a single, integrated program. With five hospitals, 10 ambulatory care centers and a neurological research institute, Ohio State is designed to rapidly unlock the mysteries of the brain and to pioneer therapies and technology on every neurological front.
Our mission is to create a world-class infrastructure and collaborative community that facilitates interdisciplinary research of neurological disease and injury, to build bridges between innovative translational neuroscience research and clinical implementation, and to foster educational and professional development opportunities for junior investigators in the field.
The Neuroscience Research Institute (NRI) was created to enhance the quality and breadth of neurological-related research at Ohio State by providing an infrastructure with an emphasis on translating research discoveries into clinical interventions. Comprehensive resources include an integrative brain bank and biorepository, mentorship and career development opportunities for junior investigators, and world-class educational symposiums. Another goal of the NRI is to foster cross-campus interdisciplinary collaborations with an emphasis in animal model, high-throughput assay and experimental therapeutic development.
The mission of The Ohio State University Nisonger Center is to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families. The vision is to develop and provide the highest quality interdisciplinary care, education, and research to support the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all.
The CBC NMR & EPR facility services The Ohio State University by offering user training and access to NMR and EPR spectrometers with various capabilities and features. This facility houses six solution-state NMR spectrometers, one solid-state NMR spectrometer, and one EPR spectrometer. All are available for use by trained users or in coordination with the NMR staff.
The Ohio State University Nuclear Reactor Laboratory (NRL) is an interdisciplinary research facility within the university's College of Engineering. The NRL features The Ohio State University Research Reactor (OSURR), a professional gamma-ray spectroscopy system, multiple gamma-ray irradiators, and other irradiation facilities and radiation measurement equipment.
The NRL provides irradiation and measurement services in support of student and faculty research, student education, and as a service to industry. In addition, the laboratory provides instructional services in the form of student laboratory sessions and tours that support the university's Nuclear Engineering Program. Services are scheduled during regular business hours and are charged to users on a cost-recovery basis. For inquiries regarding costs for services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nutrient and Phytochemical Analytics Shared Resource (NPASR) provides investigators with expert bioanalytical method development and quantitative analysis. This resource supports development of methods and techniques to quantitatively determine nutrients and phytochemicals in foods. It also identifies these compounds and their metabolites in biological samples from human clinical trials and animal model investigations.
NPASR personnel are specialists in analytical chemistry who concentrate their expertise in examining the bioavailability, metabolism and physiological significance of carotenoids, isothiocyanates, isoflavones and other phytochemicals found in many foods.
With authority delegated by the Board of Trustees and under the president, the executive vice president and provost at The Ohio State University has responsibility for the administration, coordination, and development of all academic functions of the university.
The Ohio State University has a rich and vibrant history of international engagement and recognizes that the success of our graduates is enhanced by our global reach. Through innovative approaches, Ohio State prepares its students and supports its faculty to be actively involved and contribute in knowledge-based collaborations around the world.
The Office of International Affairs provides leadership and international expertise to ensure a coordinated and dynamic strategy for university-wide global engagement. To further Ohio State’s international goals and to advance the university’s reputation world-wide, the Office of International Affairs facilitates international experiences for students and faculty, supports academic programs and research, coordinates international partnerships, administers grants and scholarships for global engagement and contributes to enriching the Ohio State experience for the university’s international student and scholar population.
The Office of International Affairs falls under the umbrella of the Office of Academic Affairs, which has responsibility for the administration and coordination of all academic areas of the university and plays a leadership role in almost all aspects of Ohio State including colleges, campuses, major committees and councils, and a variety of units providing central support to the university.
The Ohio State University’s research and creative expression community is committed to defining and addressing the world’s most pressing challenges though the creation and dissemination of new knowledge. The Office of Research supports, advances and safeguards these research, scholarly and creative pursuits conducted by our faculty, staff and students. We also provide strategic direction and a unified voice for Ohio State’s research interests locally, nationally and internationally.
The mission of The Ohio Agricultural Research And Development Center is to enhance the well-being of the people of Ohio, the nation and world through research on foods, agriculture, family and the environment. The OARDC shall be a premier institution sought by: Ohioans as the primary source of unbiased research on food, agriculture, family and the environment; and Domestic and international students and scholars for advanced education in food, agricultural, family and environmental research.
The purpose of Ohio Composting and Manure Management Program (OCAMM) is to research, develop and communicate sustainable strategies for the management of animal manure and nutrient inputs on Ohio farms. To achieve this purpose, strategies such as composting, land application, facility design, and feed management will be studied for their ability to recycle nutrients, reduce the need for chemical fertilizer and pesticide inputs, improve soil fertility, reduce odor emissions, and improve environmental stewardship. OCAMM program participants include livestock producers, livestock system consultants, equipment manufacturers, trade associations, compost users, and public agencies as well as faculty and staff at OSU. To develop, demonstrate, and teach the economically, ecologically and environmentally appropriate approaches to animal manure management for both large and small Ohio livestock producers. To help Ohio livestock and composting businesses achieve consistent production of high quality, diverse, stable, accurately labeled, and safe products that include various levels of animal manure. To maintain and build on OSU's regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized capabilities through exemplary teaching, research, demonstration, and outreach activities in composting and livestock manure management.
The mission of the Ohio Manufacturing Institute (OMI) at The Ohio State University College of Engineering is to serve as an action-oriented public policy and advocacy center for manufacturing within the state and nation, reflecting a thoughtful and sustained response to industry-led and vetted issues. OMI works with its industry, university, and government partners to find solutions to manufacturers’ greatest technical and workforce challenges. OMI develops industry-vetted policy recommendations to help the state and nation establish a best-practice competitive ecosystem for small- and mid-sized manufacturing enterprises (SMMEs). OMI also engages as a statewide facilitator that supports manufacturers—especially small to medium-size firms within the supply chain—by aligning industries, academic institutions, technology support organizations and government toward common technical and workforce solutions.
t the Ohio Supercomputer Center, our duty is to empower our clients, partner strategically to develop new research and business opportunities, and lead Ohio's knowledge economy.
The Ohio Supercomputer Center empowers a wide array of groundbreaking innovation and economic development activities in the fields of bioscience, advanced materials, data exploitation and other areas of state focus by providing a powerful high performance computing, research and educational cyberinfrastructure for a diverse statewide/regional constituency.
The Ohio Supercomputer Center partners strategically with Ohio researchers in developing competitive, collaborative proposals to regional, national, and international funding organizations to solve some of the world's most challenging scientific and engineering problems.
The Ohio Supercomputer Center leads strategic research activities of vital interest to the State of Ohio, the nation and the world community, leveraging the exceptional skills and knowledge of an in-house research staff specializing in the fields of supercomputing, computational science, data management, biomedical applications and a host of emerging disciplines.
Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, part of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Neurological Institute, conducts research, provides education and develops programs to improve the quality of life of persons who experience traumatic brain injury (TBI). The center serves individuals, families and professionals throughout North America, both as a TBI Model System and as the designated lead agency for the Ohio Brain Injury Program and the Star Behavioral Health Providers program.
The Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC) is part of the National Plant Germplasm System, a network of organizations and people dedicated to preserving the genetic diversity of crop plants.
The OPGC is a joint effort of the USDA-ARS and The Ohio State University's Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. Financial support is provided through the Floriculture and Nursery Research Initiative of the ARS.
Our mission is to conserve genetically-diverse herbaceous plant germplasm and associated information, conduct germplasm-related research, and encourage the use of germplasm and associated information for research, crop improvement and product development.
Our goals are to acquire, document, maintain, characterize and distribute herbaceous ornamental genetic resources and associated information for conservation, and to enhance scientific research as well as the floriculture and nursery industry.
Under the guidance of the research program director, residents develop a research project and are expected to present their research at the meeting (AAO, IADR, AADR etc.,). Residents are also required to publish their manuscript to a refereed journal by graduation. This process promotes creative thinking, critical analysis, and teaches residents to recognize the importance of evidence-based knowledge. Residences are provided with experience in biomedical sciences, scientific methodology, and research techniques so they may develop an appreciation for the biological and scientific aspects of orthodontics.
The Orthopaedic BioMaterials Laboratory focuses on the investigation of the mechanical properties of biomaterials for hard-tissue applications including biological musculoskeletal tissues and orthopaedic, dental, and veterinary devices. Research projects have included studies of shape-memory alloys for fracture fixation, a quantification of the micromotion between components of total hip arthroplasties, studies of the fatigue behavior of external fixators and dental prostheses, and testing a novel technique for securing mechanical devices to skeletal muscle which is being used for the development of a synthetic tendon. Clinically-driven projects have focused on fracture fixation techniques, intra-articular knee stresses, the mechanics of osteochondral plugs, ACL graft fixation, and stabilization systems for spinal fusion
The Mechanotransduction Laboratory’s research focuses on understanding the role biomechanical factors play in the onset and progression of low back pain, as well as how such knowledge can be harnessed to inform treatment and improve diagnosis. Studies in the lab generally are organized into two categories: 1. Multiscale mechanobiology - Utilizing cell biology, tissue mechanics, and mathematical models to better understand how mechanical cues are translated across multiple spatial scales, as well as to regulate cellular function in health and disease. 2. Diagnostic biomechanics - Utilizing biomechanical measurements including magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) to improve patient identification and selection for the appropriate treatment.
The Orton Geological Museum is located in Orton Hall on the South Oval of The Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio. Part of the School of Earth Sciences, the Museum plays a key role in research, teaching, and outreach. Gallery displays are normally open to the public 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Explore rocks, minerals, and fossils from Ohio, from around the world, and from outer space!
The Orton Memorial Library of Geology occupies the oldest library location on campus and houses books, serials, maps, dissertations/theses, and other formats covering multiple areas of earth sciences. More than 200,000 geologic and topographic maps of the US and the world are available.
Research objectives in the PPE Lab primarily encompass the impact of acarids (ticks and mites) on human and animal health, ecological drivers of acarid abundance, acarid vector-borne disease, and the implications of parasitism on population management and conservation. This work includes collaborations with state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, zoos, and universities. We welcome inquiries about acarid identification and opportunities for collaborative research. The Pesapane Lab accepts ticks from all over the state of Ohio – from any host or environment and any time of year – for identification and pathogen testing to improve our understanding of ticks and tick-borne pathogens in Ohio.
Digital pathology is the future of the field of pathology. Virtual microscopy is one of the tools that makes this future possible. The Pathology Imaging Core (PIC) provides a variety of services to researchers and their collaborators, both locally and around the world, to ensure that research and education are conducted faster, better and at a lower cost.
Digital slide images are ideal for collaboration between researchers, offering those down the hall, in different buildings or on opposite sides of the globe the ability to instantly view, assess and annotate slide images. Hosted digital slide images optimize busy researcher time by allowing viewing, assessing and annotating slide images from any location at any time. Multiple researchers can work on a set of slide images at the same time. Digital slide images protect tissue resources by minimizing cuttings and guarding against loss or damage in transportation. Another benefit of digital slide images is the ability to provide a permanent record of tissue specimens, stains and annotations for archival purposes. Digital slide images are the first step to unlocking tissue data through digital image analysis.
Research in the Janssen lab is focused around the contractile function of the heart muscle. One of the main projects is to further our understanding on how heart rate impacts on the mechanical properties of the heart to make it beat with more force, and also faster. The speed of contraction and relaxation are regulated, but this regulation is poorly understood. In human heart failure, the vast majority of patients suffer from a kinetic dysfunction, where the speed of the contraction and relaxation is impaired, specifically at high heart rates (i.e. during exercise). We study explanted human hearts, obtained form patients that get a heart transplant, and form non-failing donors of other organs who’s heart is not transplanted. From these human hearts, we study contractile function in many different protocols, focused at calcium handling, cross-bridge kinetics, and the impact of novel drugs.
A second large project is to further understand the contractile dysfunction of both the heart and skeletal muscles in patients with muscular dystrophy. In collaboration with several other labs, we are testing novel drugs, gene therapy, and other assays to further understand the disease, as well as to test potential avenues of treatment and cure.
The Photogrammetric Computer Vision Laboratory focuses on deep learning for multidimensional multi-physics data, navigation and positioning, scene understanding from image sequences,
3D recovery using sensor integration. The research in our laboratory is supported by the Government and Industry.
The Plant and Animal Agrosecurity Research (PAAR) facility is a highly secure biocontainment building. It is required by federal law for conducting research with organisms that cause diseases in animals classified at biosafety level 3 (BSL-3 and/or BSL-3 Ag). It is also needed for working with plant diseases that could cause undue economic hardship on agriculture if released into the environment.
PAAR is the only facility in Ohio and one of only three nationally with mission for both plant and animal research at the BSL-3 and BSL-3 Ag safety levels. Another three facilities nationwide have the BSL-3 Ag safety level designation for animal-related research only. The Ohio State University has a BSL-3 labs on its Columbus campus, but PAAR is the first BSL-3 facility on the Wooster campus and the university’s first BSL-3 Ag facility.
PAAR enhances OARDC’s nationally and internationally recognized research programs on infectious diseases of plants and animals — further contributing to the viability of Ohio’s $90-plus billion agricultural sector, the state’s largest industry. The facility will allow Ohio to proactively develop new diagnostic tools, treatments, vaccines to reduce economic losses from diseases and pests. It enhances OARDC’s ability to attract highly competitive faculty and grants to the state.
27,537 gross square feet.
Two BSL-3 enhanced laboratories and four BSL-3 Ag animal isolation rooms that can handle large animals, such as cows and pigs.
Office, lockers and change facility, decontamination areas, wash areas to clean cages, and a necropsy area for sample collection.
Specialized equipment to work with microorganisms in laboratory settings.
Special airtight construction.
Outgoing air is filtered through High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters that trap microorganisms and prevent escape into other sections of the facility and the surrounding environment.
Complies with all federal guidelines governing BSL-3 and BSL-3 Ag labs.
The Facility, established in 2000, serves the entire Ohio State University as well as the researchers in the state of Ohio and beyond, by providing resources in order to study genomes from DNA sequence to protein activities. Despite our name, the Facility can study any organism's DNA, RNA or protein. The Facility provides 5 major services: 1) DNA Sequencing, 2) Genotyping, 3) Gene Promoter Characterization, 4) Real-time PCR, , and 5) Biomolecular Interaction Analysis. The procedures are designed to provide the opportunity to obtain high quality results at a reasonable cost. This is a cost recovery unit while tours and demonstrations for any group or individual are free. Please explore the website and feel free to contact us in order to learn about how we can assist you.
The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Archival Program (Polar Archives) advances knowledge, research, and learning about the world’s polar regions by collecting, preserving, and making accessible historical records, personal papers, photographs and other forms of documentation related to the exploration of the world’s polar regions.
The Polar Rock Repository is a national facility constructed adjacent to Scott Hall, home of the Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University. It is supported by the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs. The repository houses rock samples from Antarctica, the southern oceans, South America and small collections from Africa and Australia. The rock collection and database includes field notes, photos, maps, cores, powder and mineral residues and thin sections. Rock samples may be used for research by university scientists. Samples may also be borrowed for educational or museum use in the United States. Visitors are welcome at the PRR by appointment.
Popovich and McTigue laboratory studies spinal cord injury and recovery of function, gliogenesis, adult progenitor cell function and remyelination of the CNS.
Pounden Hall is a modest sized building of just over 8,000 sq. ft. of useable area. The building structure, core and mechanical systems have been fully renovated with funding assistance from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. Pounden Hall offers flexible space--open office and work areas, individual offices and meeting spaces, and laboratory space--along with flexible arrangements for use and shared office infrastructure. It is an incubator-like environment, but not limited to start ups. Pounden Hall is BioHio's Phase I building focused on providing space for individuals and firms working with OARDC researchers and facilities, or those interested in doing so, and to provide space for start-up activity from within OSU/OARDC.
Our group uses integrative biology approaches to understand the biological mechanisms underlying behavioral comorbidities that are associated with cancer. We primarily use rodent models of cancer, but also perform some clinical research. We expect these mechanisms to provide insights into novel therapeutic approaches to ameliorate these comorbidities, which reduce quality of life and treatment compliance and increase mortality in the large and growing populations of cancer survivors.
The RISSR assists investigators with a comprehensive range of services related to research design and the selection and/or development of surveys, and studies measures to appropriately capture targeted constructs.
The Department of Research Information Technology (RIT) advances biomedical research in the health sciences by providing necessary technology and data services, allowing researchers to focus on their research. Our products and services support all aspects of basic, clinical, and translational research. We provide research informatics, data collection via electronic data capture, user experience and design for static and interactive applications, custom software development, data science and engineering, and development of innovative multi-modal solutions to execute transformative research. We support all research lifecycle phases, providing resources and guidance from the proposal phase through closeout and study data retention.
The Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS) fosters and supports research and collaboration in medieval Slavic languages, linguistics, history, and culture.
The Rodent Behavior Core provides expertise and services for comprehensive phenotyping of mouse models using a battery of standard behavioral paradigms.
The Rodent Behavior Core centralizes behavioral assessment facilities and expertise for neuroscience investigators, ensuring that behavioral testing is performed expertly and adheres to best practices in the field. Assessments provided range from sensorimotor, learning and memory, to motivated behavioral measures
Application of genomics to improve patient care with novel therapies. To accomplish this mission, we have a multidisciplinary team including the following fields: genomics, cancer biology, bioinformatics, medical oncology and pathology.We rely heavily on teamwork, new ideas, an open-minded environment to reach our goals. Research conducted by the Roychowdhury Lab includes: Basic cancer research, Translational cancer genomics, Cancer driver log, and Molecular diagnostics
Founded in December 2012 by a collection of new and energetic Ohio State faculty, postdocs and staff, the STEAM Factory is a diverse and inclusive grass-roots network in the Ohio State community that facilitates creative and interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation and dissemination.
To provide opportunities for collaboration that enhance and drive innovation within all research disciplines;
To provide linkages and interdisciplinary interactions between Ohio State departments and colleges; and
To increase the public awareness, understanding and impact of Ohio State research.
The faculty and students in the School of Earth Science study the Earth’s interior and surface, its oceans, freshwaters and glaciers, its atmosphere and outer space, and their interactions with each other and with the biosphere.
Our work addresses the sustainable use of natural resources, the mitigation of natural and manmade hazards, and the documentation and forecast of global change. We read Earth’s recent and ancient history in its rocks, fossils, landscapes, and its gravity. We probe and characterize the Earth system using satellites, field-based study, laboratory measurements, and numerical models. Our fieldwork takes us from our backyard in Ohio to Antarctica, tropical coral reefs, and mountain peaks.
We create and disseminate knowledge about our planet, develop new techniques to explore and understand it, and share this knowledge and our technical skills with our colleagues, our students, and society.
Ohio State's Glassblowing Facility can meet all of your needs for repair, modification and custom design of scientific borosilicate (Pyrex) or quartz glass apparatus. In addition, the shop can reduce your costs by reproducing standard catalog glassware (many designs on file in our shop library). Our glassblower is the third generation in a family of glassblowers and has been recognized by his peers by being awarded The Andrews Glass Award for best technical paper at The American Scientific Glassblowers Symposium, 1999 (see photo of liquid nitrogen cooled carbon monoxide laser). He is readily available for consultation on intricate design work and can perform on-site repair work in your lab as well as all in-shop services.
Hours: 7:30-4:00 PM Monday through Friday
The 85-acre Secrest Arboretum was established in 1909 by Edmund Secrest, the first state forester of Ohio. Although it is a research arboretum, over 7,000 people visit the gardens annually. The Ohio Nursery, landscaping industry and master gardeners depend on the Arboretum for training programs and evaluation of new plant introductions. The public simply enjoys its beauty and serenity. The Secrest Arboretum Support Council supports programs, planning and development. Many of the trees were lost in the tornado and about $400,000 in private donations have allowed restoration projects to develop rapidly. Another $20,000 has been donated for a beautification project on the core campus.
The BPCRC sediment core repository archives marine and lake sediment samples collected from the Arctic Ocean and the Eurasian Arctic margin on the NSF-OPP and ONR-sponsored projects since 1992. The collection was significantly expanded by the addition of cores from the 2005 Healy-Oden Trans-Arctic Expedition (HOTRAX) — the first complete geological-geophysical transect across the central Arctic Ocean. Currently the BPCRC collection contains >600 m of sediment core material. The core information is searchable via the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS). Considering the expensiveness of research cruises to the high Arctic, this material and derived data constitute a highly valuable contribution to the infrastructure of the U.S. marine geological and paleoclimatic research.
The Semiconductor Epitaxy and Analysis Laboratory (SEAL) includes the first University Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) facility developed in the state of Ohio (1994) and unique, world-class facilities to grow and characterize nanostructured electronic materials. SEAL’s inception as OSU’s MBE Laboratory came via interdisciplinary funding from OSU’s Center for Materials Research to Professor Ringel and rapidly became the central laboratory around which massive expansion of the electronic materials, optoelectronics and device research areas has occurred.
Facilities for MBE growth of arsenide and phosphide based III-V compound semiconductors, epitaxial metallic multilayers, and SiGe, along with an array of sophisticated in-situ characterization tools, including x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), and scanning tunneling microscopy, are linked along a common ultra-high-vacuum transfer assembly so that flexibly in-situ sample transfer between all deposition and characterization chambers is feasible. The ability to transfer between epitaxy chambers and atomic-scale and chemically-sensitive characterization tools within a UHV environment, coupled with the wide range of materials being studied III-V compounds based on (Al,In,Ga)/(As,P), IV-IV semiconductors, magnetic and nonmagnetic metallic layers make this a unique facility for leading edge research in electronic materials, heterostructures and nanostructures.
SEAL incorporates major facilities obtained with equipment grants to EMDL and also to EMDL’s collaborators from the College of Engineering, Department of Physics and the Center for Materials Research who have contributed capabilities to the SEAL UHV cluster. Hence, the interdisciplinary nature of the Laboratory, which is at the core of its formation, translates into close collaborations between engineers, physicists, and industrial partners, providing unique research opportunities for students and senior researchers throughout the colleges of Engineering and Math & Physical Sciences.
The Sensory Evaluation Center at The Ohio State University is a sensory and consumer research facility dedicated to partnering with industry to tailor individualized approaches for answering research objectives linked to the innovations renovation product development process.
Sensory evaluation also includes cosmetics, perfumes, consumer products, detergents, oral care products, textiles, clothing, shoes, and animal foods.
We want to take your ordinary experience with sensory and consumer testing and enhance it by understanding your individual needs and tailoring specific experimental designs to meet them, providing access to new approaches being pioneered in our research program, making actionable recommendations to help with difficult go/no-go decisions and milestones, And above all else, being customer-centric to make your experience with us a positive one.
Our research focuses on immunologic and metabolic changes in septic and hemorrhagic shock. We are particularly interested in the role of sirtuins, a family of proteins known to promote resilience to cellular stress, in preventing mitochondrial dysfunction in shock states. Additionally, our projects include testing engineered protein oxygen carriers as a potential replacement for blood transfusion in hemorrhagic shock.
The SIM Lab is a space for research and experimentation with alternative display and interaction systems. Real-time rendering, games and mobile device applications, networked multiple user interaction, touchscreens, stereoscopic and head-mounted displays are examples of the technologies used in the lab. An emphasis is placed on reducing the learning curve of implementing these hardware and software combinations so that researchers can focus on ideas and creativity. The lab is a resource for exploration and exposure to alternative ways of thinking about presentation and interaction with computer graphics applications and creative works.
The Small Animal Imaging Core (SAIC) is a small-animal imaging facility available to all investigators and other academic and commercial institutions.
The SAIC houses high-resolution imaging equipment and offers assistance from professionals who are experts in operating each imaging modality, small animal handling, and analytical software support for quantitative image analysis.
The Soil Fertility Lab offers soil health testing services to support research and education purposes. Their work focuses on determining crop nutrient needs, developing farmer-friendly soil health tests, and understanding how long-term management strategies can build organic matter and soil productivity. They routinely partner with farmers, crop consultants, and educators on a wide variety of soil fertility, soil health and soil management issues.The lab does not accept individual samples from the general public.
The Soil, Water and Environmental Laboratory (SWEL) is a service laboratory within the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) providing research-quality data to OSU and other university researchers, students, and outside agencies. SWEL can expand your research capabilities in soil, water, plant, and other agricultural and environmental testing. We also offer training for students and researchers who wish to perform their own analyses in our facilities.
Teaching and research in the Sonic Arts Lab includes both practical, project based work (various forms of computer music; scoring for animation, games, film, and installations ) and more speculative research (instrument and software design; performance interface design; research into new media forms). Faculty and students draw upon the interdisciplinary environment that is the strength of ACCAD to produce a wide variety of work, often interfacing not only with the animation program, but also with the Motion Lab and the SIM Lab.
The Sonic Arts Lab is a purpose-built space that is ideal for sound design, monitoring, mixing, and it includes a retractable video screen and HD projection system to aid in combining sound and image. It is built as a “room-within-a room,” creating excellent sound isolation. An asymmetrical shape and acoustic paneling help to create proper frequency dispersion. There is a variety of software and hardware, including a 5.1 speaker system, Mark of the Unicorn digital audio interfaces, and various hardware controllers.
The Spinal Therapeutics Laboratory (STL) is a Biomedical Engineering research group at The Ohio State University that specializes in studying low back pain (LBP). We focus on understanding the biochemical, biomechanical and cellular mechanisms underlying pathophysiology in discogenic back pain with translation from 2D to 3D and in-vivo models.
Please visit the Spinal Therapeutics Laboratory website for more information.
The Spine Research Institute has established a comprehensive research program devoted to improving the way spine and other musculoskeletal disorders are understood, prevented, and treated.
SRI is an official site for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Disruptive Musculoskeletal Innovations (CDMI).
OSU Sports Medicine offers the largest team and the most comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to the prevention and treatment of injuries in athletes and active individuals.
Our pursuit of excellence in research, patient care and education is enhanced by our position within a nationally prominent academic medical center, which allows the integration of strengths from many specialties.
Our team of experts provides personalized care in sports medicine, sports performance, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, nutrition, concussion management and sport psychology.
Introducing the State Climate Office of Ohio (SCOO)
Accessing accurate climate information, education, and interpretation is critical for policy makers and all sectors of Ohio’s economy and will enhance the quality of life, health, food and water security, and economic prosperity of all Ohioans. The State Climate Office of Ohio (SCOO) is a new team based at The Ohio State University (OSU) that connects Ohioans with transformative climate information.
The SCOO Prospectus
SCOO embodies four core mission activities focused on connecting people and climate: Communication, Information Services, Education & Outreach, and Research. We have already forged many partnerships that should yield positive impacts with regard to climate-related engagement and communication, including connections with OSU Extension in the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Science (CFAES) and its associated instrumental observation network, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Weather Network; the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA); and the Midwest Regional Climate Center (MRCC).
Key climate-related questions require engagement of experts from many disciplines, sectors (energy, security, food, health), and institutions, underlain and sustained by transformative data stewardship that facilitates a climate aware and resilient society. How will Ohio adapt and build resilience to a warmer world? What will be the imprint of climate variability on our economy, food security, natural resources, energy infrastructure, health and well-being? What are the chances and potential manifestations of extreme floods and droughts? How can Ohioans build resilience to actual and future climate disruptions?
Our mission is to provide statistical consultative services to the university and local community. Through our consulting projects, we aim to educate our students about the practice of statistical consulting. We also aim to connect researchers, both internal and external to the university, to the expertise of our statistics faculty.
Ohio Sea Grant research focuses on critical issues facing Lake Erie, from harmful algal blooms and invasive species to climate change and economic development. Collaborations with a wide range of partners ensure that research is relevant and applicable to current problems and concerns, and a summer research program for undergraduate science majors ensures that the next generation of Lake Erie scientists is well prepared for anything the future may throw at them.
As part of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, the Stress & Health lab is continuously working on multiple research studies, each exploring a different aspect of how stress and fatigue affect the body. The goal is to better understand how stress and depression affect health, and how we can intervene to combat stress.
As part of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, directed by Lisa Christian, PhD, the Stress, Behavioral Immunology, and Health Disparities Lab examines how exposures to chronic stress, including discrimination due to racial and/or sexual minority status, affect physical health and mental well-being. Our studies use psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) research approaches to examine how stress “gets under the skin” to impact health by affecting the neuroendocrine and immune systems.
SEMCAL is designed to be a state-of-the-art chemical and physical property core measurement laboratory for research in emerging areas of subsurface energy, especially CO2 sequestration in the near term, and gas shale as the industry develops and the need for shale research increases in Ohio and the Midcontinent region. Scientifically, the lab will provide data and research that will lead to a fundamental understanding of the chemical and physical properties of rocks at the micro-pore level, and the transformation of rocks and minerals in the presence of CO2, methane, and other fluids injected into the subsurface. Practically, the lab will investigate and help to develop methods that will help to monitor and control subsurface processes related to injection, extraction, and conversion of rocks and minerals in the subsurface.
The Surface Analysis Laboratory (SAL) provides access to high end X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) instrumentation. The facility is equipped with a traditional UHV characterization XPS and a high end near ambient pressure XPS for in-situ analysis of samples in the presence of a gas phase of interest.
The Swindle-Reilly Lab for Biomimetic Polymeric Biomaterials began in 2016 when Katelyn Swindle-Reilly left a career in industry to start a position as Assistant Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Ohio State. Our research focuses on the design of polymeric biomaterials for soft tissue repair and drug delivery with focused applications in ophthalmology and wound healing. Recent publications have focused on ocular drug delivery and polymeric materials for the eye.
The Target Validation Shared Resource (TVSR) assists investigators in generating reliable proof-of-concept preclinical animal model data for grant applications, publications and IND applications for the FDA.
Preclinical mouse models of cancer have become indispensable for in vivo target validation studies, such as determining in vivo efficacy of therapeutics, unraveling in vivo off-target effects of therapeutics including unexpected negative side-effects in a whole organism, elucidating significance of biological pathways towards disease initiation/progression etc. The Target Validation Shared Resource assists investigators with these in vivo target validation studies.
The TVSR shared resource has expertise in establishing breeding programs for GEMM (genetically engineered mouse model) animals and immune-compromised mouse strains, developing xenograft/allograft mouse models of cancer, therapeutic compound administration and subsequent monitoring of the animals. It also provides consultation towards in vivo target validation study design.
The goal of TVSR is to assist investigators in generating reliable “proof-of-concept” preclinical animal (mouse) model data for grant applications, publications and filing of IND applications to FDA.
The TML is located in room 205 of the Rightmire Hall. The chromatographic and mass spectrometric technology available allows the identification and quantification of known low molecular weight metabolites. Our methods are designed to take advantage of a state-of-the art liquid chromatography (Agilent UHPLC 1290) coupled to a highly sensitive mass spectrometer (AB Sciex QTRAP 5500). Moreover, the laboratory has a High Pressure Liquid Chromatography-Photodiode Array Detector (Waters Alliance HPLC/PDA system) to separate and monitor metabolites that have UV-Vis absorption.
The TML is available for consultation to advise on experimental design, analytical methodologies, and data interpretation. The laboratory operates on a fee-for-service basis. Users with a large volume of samples may be trained to use some of the instrumentation. Please contact Christophe Cocuron.
The Agroecosystem Management Program (AMP) at the Ohio State University supports educational offerings in sustainable agriculture, facilitates regional collaboration and coordinates agroecosystems research to develop a food economy in Ohio that is environmentally friendly, socially responsible and economically sustainable – from farm to consumer.
The Proteomics Shared Resource (PSR) provides OSUCCC – James members with complete proteomic support using a wide range of state-of-the-art mass spectrometers based analytical platforms. The PSR offers extensive technical expertise, leading mass spectrometers and supporting equipment to identify and characterize proteins, protein complex (via Native MS analysis), protein modifications, protein interactions and protein biomarkers as well as protein quantitation studies in cancer samples from various sources such as serum, urine, BAL fluid, saliva, frozen tissues, cell culture media, formalin-fixed tissues and cell lysates. The PSR also provides qualitative/statistical downstream analysis and visualization of data.
Established through a $9.1 M Ohio Third Frontier grant, CHPPE is forging the way for a new generation of technologies in power electronics and systems.
CHPPE’s research focuses on new power electronics technology that utilizes Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) power devices. While this technology will initially be applied in the automobile and aerospace industries, ultimately it will offer innovation to myriad industries that utilize power electronics, as well. The CHPPE research team includes experts and Ph. D. students in wideband-gap power devices, innovative power converters, and demanding applications for unprecedented performance.
The mission of SHARP is to empower surgeon-scientists to determine the biopsychosocial underpinnings of surgical disease, measure surgical outcomes and test innovative approaches to improving surgical care in central Ohio and beyond, through robust health services research methodology.
Core faculty range from new investigators to seasoned health services researchers who are committed members of the intellectual enterprise housed within SHARP. SHARP members receive and provide mentorship through private consultations, brainstorming sessions and research in progress meetings.
Members also have access to physical space and a secure database server, in addition to staff support for project coordination and management, statistical analysis (planning and execution) and prioritization of dedicated resources allocated for grant funding opportunities (R, K level and equivalents from other federal/philanthropic sources).
The mission of CAMM is to develop research tools for the accelerated insertion of new materials and optimization of existing ones. This is done by developing and integrating computational modeling and simulation with advanced materials characterization. An integration of academia and industry, CAMM performs world class R&D and develops technologies, which are captured in products that create wealth and jobs and provides an enhanced educational process. Inputting significant effort in developing and integrating characterization and modeling, CAMM develops new research tools and methodologies to accelerate the insertion of new materials into commercial products.
The Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC) Biorepository provides high-quality, clinically annotated normal and diseased human biospecimens for current and future Ohio State University-affiliated research. Our ultimate goal is to enhance human tissue research and precipitate innovative scientific discovery that will result in improved patient treatments and outcomes.
We are a centralized clinical data and biospecimen repository within the CTC, and are supported as a core facility under the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute (DHLRI). Our biorepository and its Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved Total Transplant Care Protocol (TTCP; IRB Protocol # 2017H0309) and TTCP Honest Broker Protocol (IRB Protocol # 2017H0309) cover the collection, processing, storage and distribution of human specimens and clinical data from Ohio State transplant patients and from healthy donors through Lifeline of Ohio Organ Procurement Agency.
Patients can participate in Ohio State’s Total Transplant Care Program (TTCP) by donating tissue to the Comprehensive Transplant Center’s Biorepository.
The CTC Biorepository and its IRB protocols function to facilitate efficient specimen and data access to researchers, lower administrative burdens, increase the patient participation rates and ensure the protection of patients and their data, while serving to stimulate human tissue research at OSU. Our hope is this translates into researchers being more competitive for grants and high impact publications that further moves our research institute toward an era of great scientific growth.
The Environmental and Social Sustainability (ESS) Lab is a hub of sustainability research at The Ohio State University. Led by academic faculty and supported by a professional research staff, the ESS Lab provides policy and marketing insight to partners through professionally managed surveys, behavioral research, and targeted behavioral interventions related to environmental and social sustainability.
The Flight Vehicle Design and Testing (FVDT) Group provides design and research in support of novel aircraft development enabled by new methods and technologies. Graduate and undergraduate research students are directly involved in the design process, with research projects that provide the foundation and innovative breakthroughs for the advancement of flight vehicle design. The FVDT Group is directed by Prof. Clifford Whitfield, Associate Professor of Practice, and owner and design and test engineer for Whitfield Aerospace LLC. His professional practice and experience in aircraft design and applied aerodynamics and testing, with a focus on novel aircraft and aircraft components, supports multiple components of aerospace industry and provides exciting avenues for student design research.
The Genome Editing Shared Resource (GEdSR) provides support to investigators in the design and establishment of gene-editing approaches for their experimental needs. By using CRISPR/Cas9-based technologies, the GEdSR helps research groups in the generation of knock-out and knock-in cellular systems. The GEdSR has 2 different sites of operation, located at the James Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The two sites have the capability to support both basic and translational gene-editing approaches.
The Knowledge Bank is a collaborative service of the Ohio State University Libraries and the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Faculty, staff and graduate students associated with the Ohio State University are invited to deposit digital materials for long-term preservation and world-wide electronic accessibility. OSU communities are invited to use the Knowledge Bank to distribute their intellectual output. Examples of communities are academic departments, administrative units, programs, and interdisciplinary centers. Types of content include working papers, post prints, annual reports, technical reports, proceedings of conferences, senior honors theses, digital stories, interviews, videos, images, books, newsletters and journals.
The Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise educates and prepares students for successful careers in the arts and related entrepreneurial fields. The center advances and increases students’ understandings of the business side of the arts and the worlds of arts management, policy and culture.
As the second largest IUCRC in the nation, by income, Ma2JIC is driving materials joining innovation in industries ranging from energy generation and aerospace, to automotive and defense with $5.3M in annual research investment from 44 unique industry member companies. We boast 76 faculty and student researchers across our five university partners and have 29 current research projects. In recent years, research stemming from Ma2JIC has produced 74 publications, 1 patent and 2 more applications, and over 142 conference presentations. The Center conducts critical industry research through projects that fall under the following thrust areas Material / Joint Performance, Additive / Process Development / Control, and Materials / Microstructure / Weldability.
The Microscopy Shared Resource (MSR) provides timely and high-quality services to support OSUCCC investigators with instrumentation, technical advice and training on a variety of sophisticated microscopy approaches, including detection of viruses; examination of nanostructures for drug delivery with transmission electron microscopy; live cell imaging in response to different treatments; reconstruction of tumor models in three dimensions; and following dynamic events, such as the movement of immune cells in tumors of living animals using multiphoton microscopy. The MSR provides two critical shared resources, CEMAS and CMIF, for cancer investigators to translate fundamental studies of cancer biology into new treatments.
The Neuroscience Imaging Core provides neuroscience researchers with the training, expertise and equipment that they need to perform fluorescence confocal microscopy of cells, tissues and zebrafish embryos in the living and fixed state. We provide access to well-maintained wide-field, point-scanning and spinning disk confocal microscopes, as well as expert consultation and assistance with design and execution of imaging experiments.
The Nonlinear Dynamics and Vibration Laboratory (NDVL) researches system identification and structural health monitoring in nonlinear systems, nonlinear feedback control for enhanced sensitivity in damage detection and sensing, analyzing the dynamics of nonlinear piecewise-linear systems, bifurcation forecasting, and turbomachinery modeling and analysis. The two key research thrusts are (1) the creation of techniques to efficiently model, analyze, and exploit nonlinearity, and (2) the analysis of complex high-dimensional cyclic structures found in turbomachinery. To aid in the analysis and experimentation of turbomachinery the NDVL is partnered with the Gas Turbine Laboratory (GTL) at The Ohio State University. The work at the GTL focuses on full scale industrial turbomachinery operating at engine speeds. The NDVL is focused on more fundamental research such as creating tools for analyzing and exploiting nonlinear dynamics, with the goal of investigating some of these tools in the GTL with industrial hardware to accelerate industrial partners’ usage of these tools. The research that is being conducted can be broken into general nonlinear dynamics and structural dynamics of turbomachinery.
The Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center (OBIC) connects different segments of the bioproducts community to nurture business ecosystems and facilitate commercialization of new, sustainable bioproduct technologies.
OBIC recently received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture to form a Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE). The Ohio State University is working alongside 19 other universities around the U.S. to provide a unique leadership development experience to prepare student delegates to assume leadership roles in the emerging bioeconomy.
The Pharmacogenomics Core Lab in the OSU Center for Pharmacogenomics offers state of the art Next Generation Sequencing. We are an Ion Torrent Certified Service Provider for AmpliSeq transcriptomes and exomes as well as whole transcriptome analysis.
The mission of The Ohio Agricultural Research And Development Center is to enhance the well-being of the people of Ohio, the nation and world through research on foods, agriculture, family and the environment. The OARDC shall be a premier institution sought by: Ohioans as the primary source of unbiased research on food, agriculture, family and the environment, Domestic and international students and scholars for advanced education in food, agricultural, family and environmental research.
The OARDC shall be a premier institution committed to: Safe, healthy and affordable food and agricultural products, Sustainable food and agricultural systems, Strong rural and urban communities
Stewardship of natural resources and the environment, and Keeping Ohio positioned favorably in a global economy.
The OSUCCC – James is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation as designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a designation that we have maintained through competitive renewal since 1976. After the site review for our most recent renewal, we earned the NCI's highest ranking, "exceptional.” The NCI survey team stated that the OSUCCC – James "should serve as the model for other matrix university-based centers."
The OSUCCC – James has 20 shared resources and core facilities that provide specialized services to cancer researchers. They offer cost-effective, state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation; expert guidance and training; and clinical, administrative and technical support.
ur goal is to promote optimal health, development, and functional independence for infants and children in order to improve lifelong health outcomes.
The PEARL Lab focuses on understanding typical and atypical infant and child development in order to develop and test targeted treatment programs. We use behavioral and biomechanical measures of movement in combination with clinical outcome tools. Methodologies include high- and low-tech approaches to assessing health and improving movements in fragile infants and older children with developmental disabilities, often with a global perspective. Dr. Jill Heathcock, Associate Professor, is the director of the PEARL lab.
If you are a patient or family member of an infant or child with preterm birth, complex congenital heart disease, neonatal stroke, brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal muscle atrophy, or delayed motor development we have many ongoing projects where you can participate.
The Pharmacoanalytic Shared Resource (PhASR) supports pre-clinical and clinical drug development at Ohio State by providing high quality and cost-effective bioanalytical method development, quantitative sample analysis, and pharmacokinetic / pharmacodynamic experimental design, data analysis and modeling.
Expertise among PhASR personnel includes quantitative pharmacology; bioanalytical methodology, design and conduct of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic studies in animal disease models and in humans enrolled in clinical trials; data analysis and modeling of PK/PD data to inform drug development decisions. PhASR personnel are available for consultation on clinical or pre-clinical PK/PD experimental design and analysis.
The Propulsion and Power Center at The Ohio State University was founded in 2010 with nearly $8 million in seed capital funding. It compliments the strong Aerospace Aviation and Flight Activities at The Ohio State University. These activities incorporate over 50 faculty spanning across the College of Engineering and are multidisciplinary in nature. They capitalize on the strength of world class researchers in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Sciences, and Industrial and Aviation Systems.
The Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center (SIMCenter) is an interdisciplinary research center for the virtual simulation and modeling of product performance and manufacturing processes. The SIMCenter researches and applies computer-aided engineering (CAE) techniques to the design and manufacturing of advanced products and production concepts.
The Veterinary Biospecimen Repository collects samples of tumors and normal tissue and stores these tissues under controlled conditions for future use by multiple investigators. Following established collection guidelines for sample collection and processing, tissues are collected and archived only after receiving consent from the owners. This repository has been providing samples to researchers at The Ohio State University , Nationwide Children's Hospital, other universities and research institutes resulting in the identification of new targets for therapy in osteosarcoma, melanoma, lymphoma, and pulmonary carcinoma common to both humans and canines. As a result, these efforts have generated several new research opportunities that will benefit human and animal patients.
The Veterinary Biospecimen Repository represents a remarkable resource that continues to assist investigators as they strive to develop new prevention and treatment strategies for both animals and people with a variety of illnesses.
The Wilbur A. Gould Food Industries Center (FIC) offers a wide variety of fee-based services for the food industry, entrepreneurs, and related institutions. Our expert faculty and skilled personnel work together to provide contract research, short courses, and other services. The FIC pilot plants are fully equipped for product and process development of dairy, beverage, fruits and vegetables, bakery, pasta, and more. All initial consultations are confidential and free.
For additional information, please visit our services page or contact the FIC's office at 614-292-7004 or email@example.com
The Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry (TIMS) Laboratory is maintained by Professor Elizabeth Griffith. The laboratory, which is supplied with HEPA filtered air, includes: a room that houses a thermal ionization mass spectrometer, and a separate state-of-the-art cleanroom for low-blank separation of elements for mass analysis.
The Trace Element Research Laboratory (TERL) has world-class capabilities for elemental chemical measurements for an incredibly wide variety of applications in earth, environmental, chemical, biological, medical and materials sciences. Superb expertise and state of the art inductively coupled plasma based optical emission and mass spectrometry instruments are available. Most of the elements in the periodic table (other than C, N, O, F and noble gas elements) can be measured at concentrations from major (%) to ultratrace (part per trillion). Measurements can be made on solution samples, solids following digestion or, using laser ablation sampling, directly on solids.
The TERL provides facilities and expertise to researchers, students and faculty throughout The Ohio State University in variety of ways. Properly trained researchers, students and faculty can use the facilities independently or in collaboration with our staff. On the other extreme, TERL staff discuss research or analyses problems of interest with faculty, students or clients, design the appropriate measurements, make the measurements and provide analysis results.
Our mission includes teaching of the fundamental concepts and practical measurement techniques through traditional courses, short courses and one-on-one sessions. The TERL encourages faculty to use the facilities and staff expertise in their teaching activities.
We also provide services and expertise to other Universities, government organizations, individuals and industry at rates on a par with commercial laboratories with a special emphasis on unique method development and problem solving.
Ohio State’s Translational Data Analytics Institute is a regional hub for team science and workforce development in data science and analytics, thanks in part to a significant investment by the state of Ohio. Our faculty, who represent more than 50 different academic disciplines, work with industry and community partners to educate and train tomorrow’s workforce and create data-enriched solutions for societal challenges such as opioid addiction, climate-resilient agriculture and infant mortality.
The Turbine Aerothermodynamics Laboratory (TAL) was created in 2007 when Dr. Bons came to Ohio State from his faculty position at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. While at BYU, and in his previous time on the faculty at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Dr. Bons had developed significant expertise and facilities in the areas of turbine cooling, turbine deposition, and flow control. Dr. Bons was able to bring most of his research facilities with him from BYU to OSU to start TAL. Since then, the lab has grown considerably to include 5 state-of-the-art turbine deposition facilities, two transonic wind tunnels, and a high speed particle imaging capability for micron-sized airborne particles. These significant experimental facilities are complemented by the considerable computational resources available through the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC). Students are encouraged to include both experimental and computational aspects to all their research. Site licenses to both Fluent and Star-CCM+ are available with significant staff expertise. The lab includes roughly a dozen personnel, including MS/PhD students, undergraduates, post-docs, and research staff. Strong research collaborations with Dr. Jim Gregory and Dr. Ali Ameri have been ongoing for many years. If you have any questions regarding the research conducted at TAL or are interested in finding out how you can pursue your graduate studies in this exciting research environment, please contact Dr. Bons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) facilitates the humane care and use of animals in biomedical research and teaching at Ohio State and also provides veterinary services. ULAR staff members oversee compliance with federal regulations and guidelines related to animal use and promote the responsible use of animals for the benefit of society.
University Libraries provides patrons with access to information at 15 locations across the Columbus campus, through the web site, library.osu.edu, and by phone, 614-292-OSUL (6785).
The Veterinary Biospecimen Repository collects both tumor and normal (whole blood, tissue, serum, plasma, urine) samples following guidelines modeled after the Children’s Oncology Group tissue banking protocols and serves as a valuable resource of spontaneous tumors in the pet population with the goal of characterizing these tumors to provide a framework for evaluation of novel therapeutic approaches in animals and humans. The VCRS is a unique shared resource enabling the integration of multiple models of cancer into the process of drug development and translational therapeutics.
The Veterinary Clinical Research Support Shared Resource (VCRSSR) designs and conducts clinical trials in companion animals with spontaneous diseases to evaluate novel diagnostics and therapeutics and collects biospecimens, such as tissue biopsies, serum, plasma and urine, in support of comparative cancer research.
Animals provide unconditional love and enrich our lives, and we know that you want the best for your companion. At the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center, you’ll find the highest level of professional veterinary medical care, whether your visit is for a well-check, chronic illness, or emergency service.
As a comprehensive referral center for veterinary practitioners, the hospital is an integral part of the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University, and is among the largest facilities of its kind in the world, with more than 35,000 animals examined each year.
Our mission is to provide and ensure that farm, equine and companion animals have access to high quality, primary and specialized services in a supportive and caring environment using expert knowledge and state-of-the-art technology.
We offer specialized and routine care for not only companion animals, but for horses and farm animals, including llamas and alpacas. We also care for service animals such as police and guide dogs.
Our faculty, staff and students provide specialized care in such areas as orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, oncology, ophthalmology, reproduction, neurology, urology, gastroenterology, critical care medicine, cardiology, dermatology, radiology, and anesthesiology.
The Video Lab provides specially equipped workstations for high bandwidth video editing and visual effects production. The lab serves production of research-based and collaborative projects at ACCAD, in addition to facilitating advanced production needs for students and faculty working with time based media and animation.
The Video Lab contains 4 dual-monitor workstation desks and a vertical video rack with serial digital interface (SDI) coax networked to all workstations.
The WHEEL Noble Gas Laboratory focuses on three primary areas of research:
Determining the geological processes that control the migration of fluids (e.g., water, natural gas, oil, carbon dioxide, helium) in the Earth’s crust and mantle;
Developing geochemical techniques that constrain and improve unconventional energy exploration and extraction;
Applying traditional isotope geochemistry to evaluate the potential impacts of energy extraction on the environment and human health.
The WHEEL Laboratory, which is located in the Ohio State University’s School of Earth Sciences, is led by Tom Darrah, Ph.D. and includes four doctoral candidates and several undergraduate researchers. The WHEEL laboratory includes a Thermo Fisher Helix SFT noble gas isotope ratio mass spectrometer, an Argus VI+ Multicollector noble gas mass spectrometer, several quadruple mass spectrometers, a RAD7 radon detection system, and three gas chromatographs with flame ionization, thermal conductivity, and electron capture detection. The WHEEL is established and available for collaboration and fee-for-service analyses.
To support this work, Dr. Darrah has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. National Institute of Health, the Petroleum Research Fund, and the U.S. National Children’s Study.
The Ohio Water Resources Center (WRC) enables and conducts (state-relevant) water resources research; fosters collaboration among academic investigators, governmental bodies and water professionals; trains the next generation of water scientists and educates the public on water resources issues in the State of Ohio. Part of National Institutes for Water Resources, the Ohio Water Resources Center is the federally-authorized and state-designated Water Resources Research Institute for the State of Ohio. Over the past decade, we have provided research funding for over 50 water related projects. The impact of the Ohio WRC spans the entire State, funding and supporting research projects at many Ohio universities. These funds, although small in scope, provide critical support needed to seed innovative research ideas and provide crucial education for undergraduate, masters, and PhD student researchers. Thus, within the State of Ohio, the Ohio WRC has a unique and important role to foster the development of water resources expertise. Majority of supported students continue on in water-related fields.
Our medical center is home to more than 20 research centers and institutes and 25 core research laboratories that promote collaboration among experts from virtually all departments, divisions and branch campuses of The Ohio State University.
The White Laboratory was built in 2019 via a generous gift from Alumnus John A. White and his wife Mary Lib White. The new facility includes a dedicated area for clinical biomechanics studies of the spine, as well as training and office space for the institute's frequent short courses.
The Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park is a long-term, large-scale aquatic research facility located along the northern edge of The Ohio State University’s Columbus campus. The Schiermeier Wetland Park is home to the School of Environment and Natural Resources’ aquatics program and is a gateway to research, teaching and outreach related to water resources at the university. Faculty, staff, and students at the Schiermeier Wetland Park, pursue basic and applied research at multiple levels of ecological organization, ranging from populations to ecosystems to landscapes. The Schiermeier Wetlands also provide a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate student training, as well as service to the community via environmental outreach and extension. Through these activities, the Schiermeier Wetlands plays an essential role in developing science-based solutions to critical issues in water resource management, restoration and conservation. The 52-acre urban research site is situated adjacent to the Olentangy River and consists of two experimental wetland basins, an oxbow wetland, bottomland hardwood forest, and a mesocosm compound. The Heffner Teaching and Research Building located on the site includes analytical and teaching laboratories, a wet laboratory, a classroom, offices, and meeting spaces.
Imaging science is dedicated to exploring and advancing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), positron emission tomography (PET) and X-ray. The main interests of the group are DCE-MRI of tumors, cardiovascular contrast agents, magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), angiogenesis and molecular imaging. In addition to research within the aforementioned areas, the imaging science team conducts web-based conferencing with a number of collaborators, including the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OARnet), NIH/Clinical Center and biomedical informatics.
Under the direction of Vicki Wysocki, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio Eminent Scholar, Director of the Campus Chemical Instrument Center, and Director of the NIH-funded Resource for Native Mass Spectrometry Guided Structural Biology, the Wysocki group includes graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and research staff,. Research in the Wysocki group is categorized into four broad areas: (1) development and implementation of surface-induced dissociation onto commercial time-of-flight, Orbitrap and FT-ICR instruments, (2) development and application of native mass spectrometry-guided structural biology approaches, (3) multi-omics approaches to biomarker discovery, disease diagnosis and prognosis using proteomics and metabolomics methods coupled with genomics and transcriptomics, and (4) determination of peptide and other fragment ion structures by IR action spectroscopy.
Single crystal X-Ray diffraction is a leading technique for the determination of molecular and crystal structures and for obtaining the absolute configuration of molecules. This laboratory allows researchers to do small molecule single crystal structure determinations, where the metrical details of a molecule are ascertained (such as, bond lengths, bond angles, and conformation) along with the arrangement of the molecules within the solid state. Students with crystallographic experience can collect diffraction data and/or solve and refine their own structures. Otherwise, the complete structure analysis is done by the staff crystallographer
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