The Ohio State University at Marion


Dr. Susan Gershman

Assistant Professor
Science & Engineering Building, Room 110E (Research Lab 110F)

My research focuses on the evolution of animal behavior. I am most interested in sexual selection, differences in reproduction caused by heritable differences in the ability to reproduce. I use insects, including crickets and flies, as my study subjects.

Dr. Ruben C. Petreaca

Assistant Professor
Science & Engineering Building, 110A (Research Lab 110B)

Ph.D, University of California, Riverside: Postdoctoral training, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

My research aims to understand how DNA damage is repaired in eukaryotic cells. Loss of efficient DNA damage repair causes accumulation of mutations which is a hallmark of cancer cells. I am using yeast for these studies which is a great eukaryotic model system.

Dr. Tiffiny Rye-McCurdy


I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in ACS-Certified Biochemistry from Ohio Wesleyan University and my Ph.D. in Biochemistry from The Ohio State Biochemistry Program. I have completed five years of research as a graduate student and one year of research as a postdoctoral researcher in the Musier-Forsyth laboratory at The Ohio State University. My dissertation focused on the nucleic acid chaperone activity of retroviral Gag proteins during vision assembly. Currently, as a part-time postdoctoral researcher I am studying the mechanisms of genomic RNA packaging within the retroviruses Rous sarcoma virus and HIV-1.

Dr. Daniel Wojta


Bachelor’s in Zoology; Master’s in Exercise Physiology, both from the Ohio State University; Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Toledo; eight years of research, into the preventive and therapeutic effects of exercise and diet in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus, four as a graduate research fellowship at the University of Toledo and four years as a NIH sponsored post doctoral fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Awarded teacher of the year at the OSU Mansfield campus, 2005-2006.