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Centers and Training Programs

Many OSBP faculty members and students participate in research centers and training programs that represent particular areas of research strength at The Ohio State University.

Cellular, Molecular and Biochemical Sciences Program (CMBP)

CMBP is a highly-competitive NIH-sponsored training program that includes five molecular life sciences graduate programs, including OSBP. Participating faculty have considerable research strength in nucleic acids and other areas.

Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS)

CAPS supports interdisciplinary scientific teams that span the continuum between basic research and practical solutions to challenges in four main strategic areas: photosynthesis and carbon fixation, biomass and bioproducts, crop improvement and functional foods, plant-microbe interactions.  Teams have access to research facilities, student and postdoctoral support, and research support.

Center for Muscle Health & Neuromuscular Disorders

Over 25 laboratories from OSU and Nationwide Children's Hospital participate in the Muscle Group, which hosts monthly meetings and an annual trainee poster day. The Center also runs an NIH-sponsored Neuromuscular Diseases Training Program for pre-doctoral and postdoctoral trainees.

Center for Retrovirus Research

The Center for Retrovirus Research promotes interdisciplinary studies of prevention and treatment of retroviral diseases in humans and animals.

Center for RNA Biology

OSU is known internationally for its research strength in RNA biology. Over 30 labs across the university participate in a broad range of RNA-related research, and the Center runs monthly meetings and an annual symposium.  There is also an associated student organization and a fellowship program.

Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC)

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute is one of 41 designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, and it is the focal point for campus cancer research from the laboratory to the clinic. The OSUCCC includes 250 researchers from 12 different colleges.

Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute

Faculty members from eight different colleges, including lab researchers and clinicians, work together to develop diagnostics and treatments for cardiopulmonary disorders at the Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lunch Research Institute.

Molecular Biophysics Training Program (MBTP)

MBTP is a new program - updates and more information to come.