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Amy Aulthouse, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Office:  Meyer 141
Telephone:  772-2660
Electronic Mail:  a-aulthouse@onu.edu

B.S. Shippensburg University
Ph.D. University of South Dakota

Reseach Interests:
Research interest include aspects of developmental and cell biology pertaining to connective tissue.  Areas of particular interest are human and non-human skeletal malformations that result from in utero exposure to exogenous materials (i.e. vitamins, pharmaceuticals) as well as from inherited disorders.   Some of the inherited disorders affecting the skeletal system include lysosomal storage disorders as well as chondrodysplasias. Another research interest involves developing models to monitor metastasis of several cancer types.   Tools to investigate these questions include tissue culture models, morphological, histochemical and biochemical assays.

Viewing breast cancer cells in culture through an inverted microscope.

Thinking of Different Career Options? -How about being a Physician Assistant?
Pre-Physician Assistant Program offered in the Department of Biological Sciences, Ohio Northern University.
Physician assistants (PAs) are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision.  PAs are involved in all areas of medicine with 50% of the current licensed PAs practicing in primary care medicine.  The responsibilities of the PA vary, but most typically include; taking physical exams, diagnosis and treatment, order and interpret tests, and counsel on preventative health care with prescription writing privilege in most states.    Graduation from an accredited program and passage of a National Certification Examination are required for state licensure.  To maintain national certification the PA must have 100 hours of continuing medical education every 2 years and be recertified every 6 years.  For more information on the profession and programs offered in the United States of America click here for the home page of the American Association of Physician Assistants

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