Ohio University microbiologist Dr. Ronan Carroll was awarded a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health this fall to study how scientists can combat Staphylococcus aureus infections. The funding builds upon discoveries made alongside his students in the laboratory.
“I try to get as many students as I can to work in the lab every semester, I think that it is one thing to learn about microbiology in a classroom and even in teaching labs, but when you actually sit yourself in a research lab it is different; it is not textbook learning anymore, you are learning practically, you are actually growing the bacteria, doing experiments, and seeing what those results are. So, I think that for many students, and even for me, there is an excitement on it, there’s a novelty to that. Students here are working on new experiments nobody else is working on.”
Many of the students in Carroll’s lab also have published or co-authored papers in peer-reviewed journals.
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