Faculty Research Interests
Brian P. Bergstrom
I study neurochemical changes in synaptic function of dopamine neurons
response to neurodegenerative disease (Parkinson's Disease), drugs of
and pharmacological regulation. Bergstrom
James L Dooley, Jr.
I am broadly interested in the effects of habitat alteration on the
demography and persistence of animal and plant populations. In that
many of my students have done surveys of plants and animals
butterflies, amphibians, mammals and reptiles) across a variety of
at the Wilds as well as at other “reference” locations. In
to basic surveys, I am also interested in more in-depth assessments of
demography, habitat association, community ecology and autecology
in the context of relationships of organisms with the physical
Please check out the following link in order to see titles from student
projects I have worked with over the last few years: Recent Student
Student Research Projects.
Danny J. Ingold My research
focus on the ecology and natural history of grassland birds, as well as
birds. On a broader scale, I am willing to supervise students
in natural history, oriented studies on vertebrates as well as
Oluwatoyin Osunsanya My research
interests are in the area of applied microbiology. My focus has
been on the identification of culturable soil bacteria from a reclaimed
surfaced mined site. I am also interested in characterizing the
effects of the major antibacterial components of essential oils on the
food pathogen, Bacillus cereus.
Amy Santas My
focuses on the events that occur in response to a cut or a wound.
projects involve a group of proteins (DgC) that disappear after a wound
Projects include identifying the molecular components of this groups of
developing new tools (antibodies) to use to study these proteins, and
wounding in a controlled environment of tissue culture (cells grown in
My research interests include the epidemiology of zoonotic diseases
(diseases transmitted from animals to humans), particularly those in
which swine are the reservoir. Recent projects have included a
study aimed at evaluating the presence of hepatitis E virus in an Ohio
swine population, and investigating whether domestic swine disease
rates are affected by the presence of wild boars. Other recent
study projects completed under my supervision have focused on the
relationship between body size and muscle strength and athletic injury.