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About the Department

Our faculty members maintain a broad interest in their disciplines with teaching and research interests in the following:

  • Biochemistry
  • Parasitology
  • Mycology
  • Bacteriology
  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Computer Assisted Instruction


Faculty teach courses in the OSU School of Biomedical Sciences and OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.



Charles G. Sanny, Ph.D. 
Department Chair
Professor of Biochemistry 


Martin W. Banschbach, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry


Earl L. Blewett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology


Franklin R. Champlin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Adjunct Associate Professor of Forensic Microbiology


Anil K. Kaul, M.D., D.D.S 
Visiting Associate Professor of Microbiology

Rashmi Kaul, Ph.D.
Professor of Immunology


Gerwald A. Köhler, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology


Ortwin W. Schmidt, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Microbiology/Virology


I-Hsiu (George) Huang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology


Adjunct Faculty

Marvita D. McGuire, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Microbiology


Gerald C. Miller, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Immunology



Crystal A. Shults, M.S.
Senior Research Assistant II


Senait Assefa, Ph.D.
Senior Research Assistant II


B. J. Reddig
Research Assistant III


Darlene R. DuBois
Academic Assistant II

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