Amy Mackos

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Amy Mackos
First Name
Amy
Last Name
Mackos
Credentials
PhD
Associate Clinical Professor
Director of Biomedical Research
she/her/hers
Address
360 Newton Hall
Address (Line 2)
295 W. 10th Ave
City
Columbus
State
OH
Zip Code
43210

Dr. Amy Mackos joined the College of Nursing in 2017. She is a two-time Ohio State graduate with an extensive background in psychoneuroimmunology, microbiology, and genomic-based research. During her graduate work she played an integral role in the seminal discovery that psychological stress significantly impacts the shape and function of the gut microbiome. Her overarching research interest is dedicated to understanding how stressor exposure impacts health and disease with a focus on elucidating the bidirectional communication between the host and resident microbes. In addition to research, she is passionate about teaching, both inside the lab and the classroom. She has taught at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. Currently, she is the course lead for N7450 Pathophysiology of Altered Health States and N7781 Responsible Conduct of Research.

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June 04, 2024

As wounded victims came pouring into the civilian hospital in Kharkov after the Ukraine war began in February 2022, Artem Riga initially was the only surgeon on duty. Some colleagues were fleeing the country and others were delayed because of the intense shelling. Doctors had to ration food and medical supplies, performing surgery in body armor, with sandbags on the windowsills of the operating room. A sudden attack significantly damaged his hospital and left patients covered in broken glass and other debris. Amid this chaos, Riga had to teach patients to care for their own wounds.

May 30, 2024

Jun becomes College of Nursing’s first-ever participant in fellowship hosted by UC Davis