Susan Cole

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Molecular Genetics

Susan Cole received her BS from the University of Rochester in 1991 and her PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1998, where she worked with Dr. Roger Reeves. She was then a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Thomas Vogt and Dr. Shirley Tilghman at Princeton University, where she investigated the roles of cellular communication in embryonic development - a topic that is the central interest of her ongoing research.

She has been a faculty member in the Department of Molecular Genetics at The Ohio State University since 2003, being promoted to associate professor in 2010 and professor in 2018. 

She holds memberships in the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center and the OSU Center for RNA Biology. She also has served as vice chair for education in the Department of Molecular Genetics since 2014, served two terms on the University Senate, and was elected to serve as chair of the Faculty Council in 2020-21.

Among her research accolades, she was a March of Dimes Basil O'Connor Scholar and was awarded the Sanford Goldston Memorial Research Award by Ohio Cancer Research. At Ohio State, she received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2017 and the College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Enhancement Award in 2018.

Appointment: 02/10/2022 – 02/28/2024

Susan Cole,  Public Member, Board of Trustees