Infectious Science

The National Institutes of Health is supporting OSU researchers with $4.5 million spread across 16 active projects. Among them:

  • Jon Furuno, College of Pharmacy, studies the incidence and severity of MRSA in hospitals and long-term care facilities.
  • Margaret Dolcini, Department of Public Health, studies the behaviors and attitudes of urban African-American youth at risk of HIV/AIDS. Her goal is better prevention strategies.
  • David Williams, Linus Pauling Institute and Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, focuses on the interaction between genes and drug effectiveness in anti-malarial treatments. He aims to maximize drug effectiveness and minimize toxicity.