Biological Sciences

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Ohio’s bioscience researchers are leveraging the resources of the Ohio Supercomputer Center to gather and analyze massive amounts of genetic, molecular and environmental data to better understand human physiology, individualize diagnoses and treat diseases.

Biological Photoreceptors

In the emerging field of optogenetics, scientists are working to develop light-responsive proteins (photoreceptors) that will allow them to observe the nerve impulses in the brain or to control specific cellular features, such as metabolic pathways, gene expression and ion channels.

Biomolecular Machines

The cornerstone of an effective therapeutic drug development program is a rock-solid computational protocol that accurately and efficiently illustrates how molecules interact within the medicine and inside the human body. That information can be used to help fight and cure disease.

Toxin Diversity

The Ohio State University’s Marymegan Daly and her research partners probed the depths of Monterey Bay to collect samples of the tube-dwelling sea anemone, samples that are allowing the scientists to generate and analyze the transcriptomes of these ancient animals and reveal the diversity of toxins within their venom.

Global Analytics

Spire Global is one of the world's largest spaceto-cloud analytics companies, providing global weather-forecasting services for the maritime and aviation industries as their satellites travel around Earth.

Energy Conversion

The old adage goes, “it’s what’s inside that counts.” While most people aren’t talking about proteins when they say it, it certainly applies. Approximately half of all known proteins contain metal ions which play a crucial role in energy conversion reactions: think photosynthesis or carbon dioxide fixation.

Genetic Mutation

Charis Eng, M.D., Ph.D., takes a gene-informed approach to personalized risk assessment and medical management of her patients and families. Her patient-focused research in genes, when altered, or mutated, associating with specific clinical features, such as cancer and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), provides the scientific evidence on which she practices precision medicine.

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