2020 Research Report

2020 Research Report

Data Consolidation

Serving as a professor and vice chair of the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University, Bryan Carstens has the privilege to share his passion for biology and genetics with students and fellow researchers.

Increasing Accessibility

Even as supercomputing becomes increasingly common in the research landscape, it can still be intimidating for new users.

Pandemic Modeling

As citizens around the world first caught wind about the COVID-19 virus, almost no one predicted that 
it would become an international pandemic with such far-reaching effects. Wasiur KhudaBukhsh, a president’s postdoctoral scholar at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute at The Ohio State University, was no exception. 

Classroom Computing

Walking into a lecture hall of over 200 students can be daunting for a young undergraduate, especially when that class is centered around conducting statistical analyses of biological data. Laura Kubatko, a professor at The Ohio State University, teaches Statistics for the Life Sciences and is well aware of the apprehension that students feel. 

COVID-19 Polarization

An election year in the United States is marked by incisive campaign ads, heated debates and get-out-the-vote messaging. The bombast of the 2020 presidential election was further amplified by the heavily politicized COVID-19 pandemic.

Fluid Dynamics

Efficiency and accuracy are everything in motorsports. Finely tuned engineering workflows must operate on demanding timelines and reliably deliver aerodynamically optimized vehicles. Automotive and industrial company D2H Advanced Technologies relies on the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s (OSC) on-demand high performance computing (HPC) for maximum efficiency in both process and product. 

Enhancing Analysis

The Ohio State University Molecular and Cellular Imaging Center (MCIC) serves as a shared technology laboratory to facilitate research in microscopy, genomics and bioinformatics. Since its founding in 2000, the center has grown into a data-intensive operation that has thrived in partnership the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC). 

Computing Abroad

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) may be located in the Buckeye state, but its power reaches across the globe. Andrew Paluch, associate professor of chemical, paper, and biomedical engineering at Miami University, took OSC’s computational power all the way to Brazil to introduce students to high performance computing (HPC).

Breaking Barriers

Sultana Nahar knew from an early age that she had a love for science, particularly astronomy. After moving from her native Bangladesh to the United States and earning her Ph.D. at Wayne State University, Nahar began working at The Ohio State University in 1990.

COVID-19 Drug Research

Liqun Zhang, assistant professor in the department of chemical engineering at Tennessee Tech University, has spent most of her academic career researching human beta defensins. Defensins are small proteins, categorized as host defense or antimicrobial peptides, that serve as part of the human immune response and help in defense against infections.

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