June and July News!

Congratulations Fellows!

Jamison Law, Aubree Zimmer, and Austyn Lily were all awarded the CMBP fellowship this year!

Congratulations to Effie Miller for being awarded a travel award to give talk at Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance!

April and May news!

Congrats Fellows!

Professional Development Awards:

Congratulations Nathan and Sam for your prestigious recognition!!

Congratulations to Nathan Howell for receiving the highest recognition of exceptional teaching as a graduate student at OSU with the Graduate Associate Teaching Award!

Pictured left to right are Prof. Caroline Breitenberger (CLSE Director), Matt Misicka (CLSE Assistant Director), Jonathan Horn (CLSE Course Coordinator), Nathan Howell, Prof. Alicia Bertone (Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School at The Ohio State University), Prof. Shari Speer (Associate Dean at the Graduate School), Prof. Jane Jackman (Director of OSBP, Advisor to Nathan), Maria Abad de Partida (Jackman Lab Manager)


Congratulations to Samantha Dodbele in receiving outstanding scholar recognition by being awarded the OSU Presidential Fellowship!

A round of applause for these OUTSTANDING students!

Please join me in congratulating these students for obtaining awards in 2018 at conferences and for those who have been awarded travel grants!

Abigail Leggett

  • The FEBS Journal Poster Prize Award for Outstanding Poster Presentation at the 3rd NMR Gateway Conference, November 2-3, 2018
  • 1st Place Award for Excellence in Presentation of Scientific Data for a graduate student poster at the Metabolism of Infectious Diseases Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado in June 2018

Nathan Howell

  • Rustbelt RNA Meeting 2018, Poster Award, Honorable Mention

Jane Frandsen

  • CMBP and Center for RNA Biology Symposium Poster Presentation Winner
  • Travel Grant from RNA Society to present at 2018 RNA Society Meeting

Samantha Dodbele

  • 2018 RNA Society Travel Award
  • Outstanding Oral Presentation award at the 2018 Rustbelt RNA Meeting in Columbus, Ohio

Cami Schneider

  • MBTP Student Poster Competition Winner

Rebecca Steiner

  • Center for RNA Biology Travel Grant, OSBP Travel Grant

Congratulations Fellows!

Please congratulate each of these students who were awarded fellowships during 2018!

Camille Schneider: OSU Presidential Fellowship

Effie MillerPelotonia Graduate Fellowship

Samantha Dodbele: OSU Center for RNA Graduate Fellowship

Jenna Greve: Cellular, Molecular and Biochemical Sciences Program (CMBP) Trainee Fellowship

Blake SzkodaCMBP

Nathanial BurgeCMBP

Rodrigo MuzquizCMBP

Antonia Duran: Molecular Biophysics Training Program (MBTP) Trainee Fellowship

Columbus Clippers Game! Aug. 17th, 2018

OSBP will be attending a Columbus Clippers game on August 17th, 2018 at 7pm! Tickets will be purchased with club funds for you and a plus one if you would like to attend. Please RSVP to howard.1304@osu.edu by Sunday, August 12th  to reserve your ticket(s)!

Hi everyone,

I wanted to pass on a memo that was sent from Graduate School Dean Bertone regarding raises to the minimum graduate stipend for the next two years.

– Samantha Dodbele (OSBP CGS Delegate)


Dear Colleagues:

I am writing to tell you that the minimum stipend for students on appointment as graduate associates has been increased to $16,515 for nine‐month, 50 percent Graduate Associate appointments ($1,835/month). This increase is effective beginning fall semester 2018.  To help you plan, the minimum stipend will be increased again, beginning fall semester 2019, to $17,280 for nine-month, 50 percent GA appointments ($1,920/month).

I am pleased to report that the colleges will be provided with the PBA (Present Budget Allocation) necessary to cover the minimum stipend adjustments for the 2018 increase.  More details will follow.

These stipend increases were recommended by the Graduate Compensation and Benefits Committee (GCBC).  The increases help us advance Ohio State’s goal of providing nationally competitive compensation and benefits to our graduate associates while recognizing the contribution of their efforts to our teaching and research enterprise.  We believe this decision reflects Ohio State’s obligation as a leading public, urban, land‐grant research university.

Many graduate programs already invest beyond the minimum stipend amounts required, and I encourage all programs to aim to reach the median stipend level of benchmark peers in their discipline.  Doing so is an important part of attracting and retaining excellent and diverse graduate students.

Please contact me if you have questions.




Alicia L. Bertone, DVM, PhD

Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School

Professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Graduate School

250 University Hall, 230 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210


OSBP March Social Event!

OSBP would like to invite you all to attend Karaoke at Woody’s Tavern in the Union on Thursday, March 29th.

Singing begins at 7pm! Free food will be served. The theme for the night is: Throwback Thursday (Only ’90s Kids Remember)

We look forward to seeing you there!

~Social Committee

CGS Notes

Here are the notes from the recent CGS council meeting, attended by our group rep Sam Dodbele. If you have questions about CGS, feel free to talk to Sam or Blake Szkoda who is the Math and Physical Sciences Senetor.

Elections Meeting

We will be holding elections for all of officer positions on Friday, September 1st at 3 pm in Biological Sciences Building room 773! Pizza and drinks will be provided! We are looking forward to a great next year!

Upcoming Events

We just recently had our Mini Golf outing, where Abby led the field with superior putting skills!

We are looking forward to our Independence Day cook out on July 16th and our IGP softball tournament in August! We will also be welcoming our new students during orientation at the end of August! Come join in the fun!