GCB News

Donald receives $3M Established Investigator MIRA award

Bruce Donald, PhD, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Mathematics and Chemistry and professor of biochemistry, has received a five year, $2.9 million Established Investigator Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) for computational and experimental studies of protein structure and design. This grant is an R35 Outstanding Investigator Award, to provide long term support to an experienced investigator with an outstanding record of research productivity.

Three GCB faculty included on this year's 'Highly Cited Researchers' list

Peak achievement in the sciences isn’t measured by stopwatches or goals scored, it goes by citations – the number of times other scientists have referenced your findings in their own academic papers. A high number of citations is an indication that a particular work was influential in moving the field forward.

Research Roundup: October 2021

Here are summaries of a selection of the papers published by GCB faculty in October 2021:


Ashley Chi was part of a team that showed polydopamine-laced hydroxyapatite collagen material orients osteoclast behavior to an anti-resorptive pattern without compromising osteoclasts’ coupling to osteoblasts, which may help with bone defect repair. Read more

Hilmar Lapp to help establish new field of 'Imageomics'

Hilmar Lapp is part of an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional collaboration led by Ohio State that will establish a new field of study called “imageomics” that has the potential to transform biomedical, agriculture and basic biological science.