Apartment available for sublease

A 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment is available for sublease in Olentangy Village, which is located within a 15-20 minute walk to OSU campus. The lease ends of May 11th, with the option to renew for the next year. Amenities include parking, a pool, and gym access. Olentangy Village is located close to several grocery stores and restaurants. The rent is $1614/month plus electricity (cost per month is dependent on usage). If 3 people occupy the unit, the monthly per person average is ~$600. If interested in learning more about this sublease opportunity, please contact Radoslav Pavlovic, current Chem PhD grad student, at pavlovic.16@osu.edu.

Abstracts are being accepted for The Ohio State University Plant Sciences Symposium

The Ohio State University Plant Sciences Symposium is hosting their 2nd annual event, Enhancing Plant Sciences through Technology, Communication, and Innovation. All undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, staff, faculty and visiting scholars are invited to participate in this symposium! Please see the attached flyer for more information.

For graduate students, please submit your abstracts to be considered as student speakers by January 4, 2019. Selected student speakers will receive a $500 award!

General registration and poster submission will be accepted through February 28, 2019. Undergraduates are welcome and highly encouraged to participate in the poster competition. Prizes will be awarded to the top poster presenters! *Separate prizes will be awarded to undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs/staff.


March 29th, 2019 – Science Communication Workshop, Panel, and Tours

March 30th, 2019 – Symposium


The Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH

 Follow this link for registration and abstract/poster submission: www.go.osu.edu/plantscience2019 

 Questions? Email: osuplantsciencessymposium@gmail.com

Apartment for sublease

A former graduate student is looking for someone to sublease her apartment in Olentangy Village. The one-bedroom apartment is in a great location just 1.5 miles from OSU and within walking distance to grocery stores and restaurants and with easy access to a COTA bus line and direct access to the Olentangy bike trail. The rent is $759/month and the deposit has already been paid. The sublease will run from February 2019 through December 2019. If you are interested or you know of anyone who might be interested, please contact Sweta Shrestha at shrestha.30@buckeyemail.osu.edu.

News from the Graduate School, December 17, 2018


Autumn 2018
Presidential Fellows

Alicia L. Bertone, DVM, PhD
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and
Dean of the Graduate School

I am happy to announce that the autumn 2018 Presidential Fellows have been chosen.

The Presidential Fellowship is the most prestigious award given by the Graduate School to recognize the outstanding scholarly accomplishments and potential of graduate students entering the final phase of their dissertation research or terminal degree project.

Congratulations to our newest Presidential Fellows!


Autumn 2018 Presidential Fellows

Samantha Carter, Earth Sciences
Elizabeth Griffith, advisor

Cecilia Chagas de Freitas, Plant Pathology
Christopher G. Taylor, advisor

Keyton Clayson, Biophysics
Jun Liu, advisor

Mohammad Shahriar Hooshmand, Materials Science and Engineering
Dr. Maryam Ghazisaeidi, advisor

Samuel Kay, Geography
Max Woodworth, advisor

Osama Khalil, Mathematics
Nimish Shah, advisor

Stacy Kim, Astronomy
Annika Peter, advisor

Daniel Knapper, English
Hannibal Hamlin, advisor

Kristen Kolenz, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Guisela Latorre, advisor

Irina Kuznetcova, Educational Studies
Michael Glassman, advisor

Kexing Lai, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mahesh Illindala, advisor

Lauren Loftus, Chemistry
Claudia Turro, advisor

Rachel Miller, English
Jared Gardner, advisor

Anand Nagarajan, Mechanical Engineering
Soheil Soghrati, advisor

Chloe Page, Neuroscience Graduate Program
Laurence Coutellier, advisor

Eleanor Paynter, Comparative Studies
Amy Shuman, advisor

Julie Powell, History
Alice Conklin, advisor

Seckin Sahin, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kubilay Sertel, advisor

Giorgio Sbardolini, Philosophy
Stewart Shapiro, advisor

Nithya Sivashankar, Education: Teaching and Learning
Patricia Enciso, advisor

Arunima Srivatava, Computer Science and Engineering
Dr. Raghu Machiraju, advisor

Rodney Tollerson, Microbiology
Michael Ibba, advisor

Kelly Wilson, Agricultural and Extension Education
Mary Rodriguez, advisor

Lin Zhang, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Allen Yi, advisor

Natalia Zotova, Anthropology
Dr. Jeff Cohen, advisor


JAN 04 | End-of-Semester Deadline
JAN 25 | Spring Applications to Graduate Due
see full graduation, registration, and fellowship calendars


DEC 16 | Commencement | more
DEC 17 | Citation Tracking and Research Metrics | register
DEC 17 | Course Design, Quality, and Learning Objectives | register
see full event calendar


JAN 08 | Chateaubriand Fellowship | more
JAN 15 | I-Corps@Ohio | more
FEB 01 | Sesquicenntenial Student Scholar Leadership | more
FEB 01 | Idaho National Laboratory Graduate Fellowship | more



Spring 2019 M.S. and Ph.D. Graduation Applications Due Friday, January 18, 2019

For anyone planning to complete an M.S. or Ph.D. Spring 2019(traditional dates or end-of-semester), the application is due Friday, January 18, 2019

  • This is a CBC deadline, not a Grad School deadline

 Submit an application to graduate via gradforms.

Further information and links to important dates and deadlines can be found online.

Course Announcement: Pharmacy 7893 Phytochemical Analysis of Natural Products

Pharmacy 7893
Course Number: 34835 Graduate Section
Spring Semester 2019 – First Session

It is 2.0 credit hours with a lecture being held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 am-12:25 pm in Parks Hall Room 551, and lab location to be determined.

This course is intended to provide graduate students with the basic skills to be able to select and apply proper techniques to natural product samples for drug discovery, method design, and validation purposes.

The course is available to graduate students. Please contact Mr. Michael Bowman (bowman.979@osu.edu) for assistance in registering for the course.

2019 ORISE Summer Research Opportunities Available

2019 U.S. Air Force Research Lab – Repperger Research Internship Program
Location: Dayton, OH & San Antonio, TX
Dates: June 3 – August 0, 2019
Application Deadline: January 21, 2019
Repperger Information URL: https://orise.orau.gov/afrl/repperger-research.html
*Please review the Project Catalog.  With a single application, applicants can select their top five of 34 available research topics. Open to BS-PhD candidates. U.S. Citizenship is required.
Application URL: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/2019AFRLRepperger

2019 U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Summer Internship Program
Location: San Antonio, TX
Dates: June 3 – August 0, 2019
Application Deadline: January 21, 2019
Application URL: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/2019USAISRSUMMER
*With a single application, applicants will be able to select their top three of 12 available research topics as listed in the announcement. Open to bachelorette candidates only. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Applications for both research opportunities will be administered via the Zintellect application system (https://www.zintellect.com).  Candidates will be required to upload resume/CV and academic transcripts.  Two completed academic recommendations will also be required for consideration for each opportunity.    In Zintellect, applicants can track their application status. Once an applicant submits their completed application, an e-mail will automatically be sent by Zintellect to the applicant’s desired referee.  Applicants may list more than two individuals to receive the recommendation e-mail. Please allow ample time for the recommendations to be completed prior to the January 28, 2019 deadline. At the time of the recommendation deadline, without two completed recommendations, your application will be marked incomplete.

Feel free to check out other research opportunities posted on Zintellect!  We have opportunities posted for current students and recent graduates in nearly every STEM field and U.S. Citizenship is not required for every opportunity.

Senior Research Associate at U of Toronto Mississauga

The Gunning Group at the University of Toronto (Mississauga) is a translational research group specializing in small molecule drug discovery. Our interdisciplinary team of ~40-members in collaboration with top world-wide institutions, investigators, and industry, is leading multiple innovative drug discovery programs aimed at the development of improved therapies for most aggressive cancers. Our internal integrated R&D activities have expanded beyond medicinal chemistry and today include in vitro biology, biochemistry, molecular and cell biologists and in vivo biology. About the Gunning Group: http://www.gunninggroup.ca

Our group is seeking an energetic, results-oriented drug discovery professional with a proven track record of accomplishments in the research field to join our dynamic team and lead collaborative projects.

Please click here Job Description – Senior Research Associate (1805407)-14exf3g for more information about applying for this position.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

**Application Deadline 12/17/18**

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides college students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (short for science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields; however, all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. The 10-week summer program may place students at one of several possible FE sites including:

  • Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, D.C. and Germantown, MD
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR
  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and other SPR sites in LA and TX
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  • Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA
  • Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM

Eligibility (at the time of application)

  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Be available to participate in the full 10-week program.
  • Be currently enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in a STEM program at an accredited college or university at the Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral level.
  • Must be at least a college sophomore at the time of application. Students pursuing an Associate’s degree are eligible to apply if transferring to pursue a Bachelor’s degree for Fall 2019.

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at


 Program Information: Detailed information about the internship can be found at


For questions, please email us at MLEF@hq.doe.gov.