The Ohio State University at Marion


Community of Scholars

The “Community of Scholars Seminar Series” is an interdisciplinary research talks series formerly known as “Griffin Seminars”. The seminar series aims to offer opportunities to Ohio State Marion faculty and students to deliver professional talks on their research or other academic activities. The function of the seminar series is to foster an atmosphere of collegiality and interdisciplinary discussions on topics of interest to Ohio State Marion faculty and students. The seminar will be offered during spring semester with spring 2022 being the inaugural semester. Students are particularly encouraged to attend.


OUR NEXT COMMUNITY SCHOLARS PRESENTATION


Thursday, April 14th, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Science and Engineering Building, Room 205

Purification and crystallization of the DLC1 and DLC2 START domains

Presenter: Shayaan Rasheed, biology major
Faculty mentor: Dr. Rene Bouley, Biochemistry

Arginine depletion in human cancers


Presenter: Tiffany Rossetti, biology major
Faculty mentor: Dr. Ruben Petreaca Molecular Genetics


Full Semester Schedule of Community of Scholar presentations


Wednesday, Jan. 26th, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Science and Engineering Building, Room 205

Inappropriate chromosome break repair in human cancers


Presenter: Kim Hardison, biology major"
Faculty mentor: Dr. Ruben Petreaca, Molecular Genetics

Variation in shape and size of the pocket gopher and kangaroo rat skull


Presenter: Lily Noftz, biology majors
Faculty mentor: Dr. Jonathan Calede, Evolutionary Biology


Wednesday, Feb. 2nd, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Science and Engineering Building, Room 205

Artificial neural network for handwritten digit recognition

Presenter: Matt McManamon, computer science & engineering
Faculty mentor: Dr. Gol Mirzaei Computer Science Engineering

Detection of Alzheimer's disease in structural
MRI using machine learning

Presenter: Aditya Raj electrical & computer engineering
Faculty mentor: Dr. Gol Mirzaei Computer Science Engineering



Wednesday, Feb. 9th, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Morrill Hall, Room 200
How gestures communicate number information

Presenter: Dr. Nikole Patson, Associate Professor of Psychology and

Presenter: Madeline Nicol, Psychology Major and OSU Alumna ('18)


Wednesday Feb 16th, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Science and Engineering Building, Room 205
Can ultra-intense lasers improve the treatment of some cancers?

Presenter: Dr. Chris Orban, Associate Professor of Physics


Monday, Feb. 21st, 12:15-1:15 p.m. (note earlier start), Morrill Hall, Room 200
Impact of curiosity, Motto of talk: Etwas allgemein machen, heißt, es denken. Hegel (1833)

“In this talk we will show how a simple trigonometric function and curiosity can have a big impact.
We will try to make a short trip from trigonometric functions into infinity dimensional spaces and to sound coding MP3.”

Presenter: Dr. Jan Lang, Professor of Mathematics


Wednesday, March 2nd, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Science and Engineering Building, Room 205
Machine learning and its application in real-world problems

Presenter: Dr. Gol Mirzaei, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering


Wednesday, March 9th, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Morrill Hall, Room 200
Peer Influence on Adolescent Autonomy Development

Presenter: Dr. Christopher Daddis, Associate Professor of Psychology



Week of March 14th-18th - Spring break, no presentation


Monday March 21st, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Science and Engineering Building, Room 205
Determining how the chromatin remodeling protein KAT5 interacts with RAD52

Presenter: Dr. Renee Bouley, biochemistry

Presenter: Lauren Frank, zoology major



Wednesday, March 30th, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Morrill Hall, Room 200
Unemployment policy and the economic recovery of 2021

Presenter: Dr. Donna Bobbitt-Zeher, Associate Professor of Sociology

Presenter Adian Dobyns, sociology major


Wednesday, April 6th, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Morrill Hall, Room 200

Calculus for links
in 3-space


Presenter: Dr. Micah Chrisman, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Quadrilaterals That Allow
Closed Light-Ray Paths


Presenter: Anda Stan, mathematics major


Thursday, April 14th, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Science and Engineering Building, Room 205

Purification and crystallization of the DLC1 and DLC2 START domains

Presenter: Shayaan Rasheed, biology major
Faculty mentor: Dr. Rene Bouley, Biochemistry

Arginine depletion in human cancers


Presenter: Tiffany Rossetti, biology major
Faculty mentor: Dr. Ruben Petreaca Molecular Genetics