The Council of Biomedical Graduate Students

Toledo Blade


With the help of Dr. Kandace Williams, students in the Biomedical Science program have been publishing articles in the science and health section of the Toledo Blade. On the first Monday of every month, a student gets to share their research with the greater Toledo community. To participate in this initiative, please go through the following section.


To get your research story published, you will need,

  • To contact Dr. Williams to book your spot for the next available date. 
  • An article of ~700-750 words, with your photo included (your byline).
  • A photo (at least 300 dpi - high resolution ); the COMLS media specialist will take your photo in your lab with your lab coat on (or in the computer lab if you work in a dry lab).

Students need to focus on keeping the article and images for lay audience, most of whom may not have higher than a high school education and no science background (which means, no acronyms and avoiding jargon)

Remember, you are telling a story, not writing a scientific article. It is always good to use metaphors and analogies

Submit articles or direct any questions to Dr. Williams (

This is a great way to connect with the local public to let them know some good news about UT, and for all of us to get experience with writing.

Previous Student Research Articles

UT researchers look to answers to depression on a molecular level, by Rawan Alnafisah

UT research explores how breast milk protects infants from early-life diseases,  by Ahmad Abokar

UT lab tries to derail chronic kidney disease on a molecular level, by Dhilhani Mohammed Faleel

UT researchers look to off label drug to help attack fatty liver disease, by Sukanya Chakravarty

UT researcher uses computer-learning to help solve riddles of IBD, by Ishan Manandhar

UT research plot how to keep our immune system from turning on itself, by Smrithi Sugumaran Menon

UT research investigates how inhaling cyanotoxins affect our health, by Joshua Breidenbach

UT researchers explore ways to stem oral cancer lesions, by John Dillon

UT research explores how to stop good immune cells from turning bad, by Roshale Fernando

Protein key to understanding disease, immune response, by Sara Moore

Teaching machines to execute precision medicine drives UT research, by Sachin Aryal

UT researchers investigate cell communication and disease, by Ali Sajid Imami

UT researchers work to fine tune effectiveness of radiotherapy, by Elahheh Salari

UT researchers explore how dying cells ensure a healthy life, by Yetunde Makinwa

UT turns supercomputers toward cancer research, by Justin Fortune Creeden

UT research aims to get blood pressure under control, by Jonnelle Edwards

UT research throws a one-two punch at prostate cancer, by Sayani Bhattacharjee

UT researcher finds that 'gut feeling' is both good and bad, by Rachel Golonka

UT researchers explore the building blocks of good bones, by Sudipta Baroi

The crafty nature of glioblastoma, by Kathryn Becker

UT researchers find that bones have a life of their own, by Amit Sopan Chougule

 UT researchers explore the possibilities of spexin, by Shermel Sherman

Proteins may fuel life, but some also feed cancers, by Cory Howard

UT researchers harnessing the immune system with cancer vaccine, by Md Kamal Hossain

How exercise, genes and bacteria are linked, by Youjie Zhang

Researchers aim to block breast cancer metastasis, by G. Sandun Kalpana

Researchers study treatment for liver disease, by Hilda Ghadieh

Cancer researchers focus on how cells communicate, by Lesley Li

Researchers study link between lung cancer, thrombosis, by Claire Meikle

Early puberty can lead to health problems later in life, by  Mengjie Wang

Researchers seek blood test to determine cancer risk, by Daniel J. Craig

Researchers study the brain's link to 'metabolic syndrome', by Iyad Manaserh

University of Toledo students studying how to prevent dry mouth, by Joseph Lee

UT studying methods to prevent cardiorenal syndrome, by Fatimah Kareen Khalaf

UT researchers aim to outsmart Lyme disease, by Muhammed Saad Moledina

UT students investigate link of proteins to heart failure, by Gaurav Mehta

Heart Attacks: The view from inside your arteries, by Sumeet Solanki

UT students investigating ways to prevent dry mouth, by Jack Imbery

Cardiovascular disease: immune system's battle with blood vessels, by Adam Blatt

Shining a light on the darkness of melanoma, by Shweta Aras

UT finding new ways to battle heart disease, by Kathryn Smedlund

Ecstasy: Weighing in on costs of a single night of fun, by Stuart Collins

HIV: The deck is stacked in fight vs. pneumonia, by Anita Iyer

The ongoing battle against melanoma, by Ila Datar

More than just cholesterol, by Robert Lee

Trying to comprehend how meth damages brain, by Laura Halpin

Body's reaction under microscope, by JP Lavik

Stopping cell movement in glioblastoma, by Jessica Arden

UT doctoral students fight to tame cancer genes, by Akshada Sawant

UT investigating ways to treat aggressive brain cancer, by Nneka Mbah

New treatments for erectile dysfunction in diabetics, by Latrice Faulkner 

UT discovering new ways to combat clogged arteries by Prince Tuffour Ampem

UT students study ways to prevent osteoporosis, diabetes by Lance Stechschute 

UT researchers investigate remedies for dry mouth, eye by Sumit Bhattacharya 

UT students researching how to prevent melanoma by Tupa Basuroy

Understanding the slow journey of struggling arteries by Prabhatchandra Dube 

UT researcher focuses on Zika virus treatment by Brian Youseff 

Zebrafish help in the fight against cancer by Kari Lavik

How the white-footed mouse can help humans fight disease by Adaeze Izuogu

Understanding how the nervous system works by Eric Starr

Chemical that disrupts cell division could help to treat cancer by Shengnan Du

UT fighting to limit muscle damage after a heart attack by Xiaoming Fan

UT students investigate effects of co-abusing meth and alcohol by Amanda Blaker

UT students set their sights on cholera prevention by Jessica Saul-Mcbeth

UT students studying genetic link to hypertension by Xi Cheng

Better matches of kidney donors, recipients studied by Dulat Bekbolsynov

Researchers aim to stop progression of kidney disease by Jeffery Xie

UT researchers take new approach in cholera prevention by Cara Deangelis

UT researchers map genetic code to determine cancer risk by Rose Zolondek

UT makes advances in treating sexual dysfunction by Erin Semple

UT studying methods to prevent cardiorenal syndrome by Fatimah Kareen Khalaf

Last Updated: 6/27/22