Department of Biological Sciences

Doug Kline (left) and Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan (right), both professors in Kent State University It could be argued that no science is more valuable to us than that which helps to ensure the survival of our species by solving the problems that challenge it. For many years, two Kent State University researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences have been toiling over this matter, and each has recently received new grants from the Eunice...

Doug Kline (left) and Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan (right), both professors in Kent State University It could be argued that no science is more valuable to us than that which helps to ensure the survival of our species by solving the problems that challenge it. For many years, two Kent State University researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences have been toiling over this matter, and each has recently received new grants from the Eunice...

Doug Kline (left) and Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan (right), both professors in Kent State University Physical activity is essential to fighting obesity, and scientists are constantly working to make this activity more effective and beneficial. A $450,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health will help biology professor Colleen Novak, Ph.D., from Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences better understand how the body...

Doug Kline (left) and Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan (right), both professors in Kent State University Kent State Biology Professor Studies How Selfish Genes Cause Male Sterility in Flowering Plants Why are plants often sterile when their parents are from different species? How do species remain separate entities in nature? Andrea L. Case, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts...

The theme for this year The fourth annual Water and Land Symposium at Kent State University will be held Oct. 5-6 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent, Ohio. This year, the symposium is co-sponsored by Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Cleveland Water Alliance. The event is free and open to the public, but...

The team in Alaska is (left to right) Jonathan Mills, undergraduate geology major; Kiersten Duroe, geology M.S. candidate; Elizabeth Herndon, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology; and Lauren Kinsman-Costello, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology. Thanks to a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, two Kent State University professors are researching climate change in Alaska. Elizabeth Herndon, Ph.D., and Lauren Kinsman-Costello, Ph.D., assistant professors from Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences, spent a week in Fairbanks, Alaska, in June studying how climate change...

Gemma Casadesus-Smith, Ph.D., (center), an associate biology professor at Kent State, stands in a lab with two graduate students. For decades, biologists researching a cure for Alzheimer’s disease have remained in the dark almost as much as the ailment’s victims. A Kent State University professor, however, is looking to stop the disease before it starts. Gemma Casadesus-Smith, Ph.D., an associate biology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, studies...

Gemma Casadesus-Smith, Ph.D., (center), an associate biology professor at Kent State, stands in a lab with two graduate students. The third annual Water Research Symposium at Kent State University will be held Oct. 14-15 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent, Ohio. This year, the symposium is co-sponsored by the National Academy of Science with additional support from the Cleveland Water Alliance. The event is free and open to the public....

Gemma Casadesus-Smith, Ph.D., (center), an associate biology professor at Kent State, stands in a lab with two graduate students. The groundbreaking for Kent State University’s new Integrated Sciences Building will be Oct. 2 from 2-5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Following the groundbreaking, Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences will host a showcase of science and technology demonstrations, along with refreshments, music and fun, on the Student...

Confetti canons blow into the sky marking the close of the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Integrated Sciences Building. The groundbreaking for Kent State University’s new Integrated Sciences Building was held Oct. 2 from 2-5 p.m. The event was free and open to the public. Following the groundbreaking, Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences hosted a showcase of science and technology demonstrations, along with refreshments, music and fun, on the Student...