The Graduate Research Series @ Alden welcomes its second speaker of the semester, PhD Neuroscience student Reetobrata Basu. Basu will take us into the world of molecular biology as he discusses his extensive research on neurological disorders on April 17 at 2 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room (Alden 319).
Basu has used the nematode model C. elegans (worm) to study an enzyme associated with depression, ADHD, OCD, Parkinson’s disease and more. By studying the enzyme in the nematode model, Basu hopes to reveal the underlying mechanisms related to these neurological disorders. Basu’s research could also reveal information about how the enzyme controls the chemicals in our brain that affect mood, development, addiction, etc.
To complete his research, Basu utilized many resources at the Alden Library, including expensive scientific journals accessible to students at OHIO. Basu also worked together with Biological Sciences Subject Librarian Andrew Stuart to find papers, journals and reference books in the library. Basu says these resources were used nearly every day during his research.
The Graduate Research Series @ Alden was created through the combined efforts of Alden Library librarians lorraine wochna, Diana Nichols and Hilary Bussell along with the Graduate Student Senate, in order to highlight the extensive research process of Ohio University graduate students. Students chosen to present have the opportunity to display their hard work and research findings to their peers and professors.
Basu’s presentation will be on Wednesday, April 17 at 2 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room (Alden 319). Students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided.