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Zakee Sabree, PhD

Faculty Director


Zakee is an associate professor in the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology. His research interests are centered on how microbes are critical partners in the development, growth, and evolution of animals, including humans. In this regard, Zakee has published and coauthored several peer-reviewed publications in the areas of evolutionary biology and microbiology. The National Science Foundation and state government organizations support Zakee’s research. To learn more about Zakee’s research, please visit his website.


James Gentry, MA

Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


As the director for the OPA, James designs, leads, and organizes programs for early career investigators and their mentors and advocates for inclusive and equitable changes to the policies and processes that impact postdoctoral scholars during their time at Ohio State. James has been a part of the university community for more than seventeen years, as both a trainee and employee. Prior to joining the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, James worked in research development, supporting investigators in their pursuit of funding from federal and private funders, in STEM education program management, and higher education administration at both Ohio State and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. In all of his positions, he has strongly advocated for early career investigators and trainees and for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. To learn more about James, go here.

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