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“I love what I do”

Posted by The College of Science at OSU on October 30, 2008

Co-winner of the 2008 Beaver Champion Award for outstanding effort and achievement of the highest quality, Ahern blends a zest for life with modern technology to help students overcome their fears of biochemistry and, at the same time, find their passions.

“I want them to feel hopeful,” said the Midwest native who made a conscious choice to teach and not to research when he earned his doctorate from OSU in 1986. “I work at getting them over the hump of fear and foreboding and into the lab, investigating new stuff. That’s exciting, that’s cool.”

Read the whole article at Life@OSU


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