Kelly Rich

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Kelly Rich

Advisor: Stephen Kolb

226A Rightmire Hall
1060 Carmack Rd
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Genetics
  • In Vivo Electrophysiology
  • Gene therapy


  • BS in Education and Social Policy (2014), Northwestern University
  • MS in Genetic Counseling (2019), The Ohio State University


I study molecular mechanisms underlying neurogenetic diseases, specifically genetic forms of neuromuscular disease.


National Institute on Aging F99/K00 Pre-doc to Post-doc Transition Award/Post-doctoral Transition Award (F99AG079815)

2022-2023 - Presidential Fellowship, OSU

2021 - The Women’s Place (OSU) Professional Development Grant Recipient

Oral presentation awards: Life Sciences Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs (IGP) Symposium Plenary Award (2022), The Ohio State University Department of Neurogenetics Symposia Best Short Oral Talk (2021)

Poster presentation awards: The Ohio State University Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum Biological Sciences Award (2021 - 2nd place, 2022 - 1st place), The Ohio State University College of Medicine Research Day Outstanding Poster Award (2022)


Rich KA, Fox A, Yalvac M, Heintzman S, Tellez M, Bartlett A, Severyn S, Linsenmayer M, Kelly K, Reynolds J, Sterling GB, Weaver T, Rajneesh K, Pino MG, Arnold WD, Elsheikh B, Kolb SJ. Neurofilament Levels in CSF and Serum in an Adult SMA Cohort Treated with Nusinersen. J Neuromuscul Dis. 2022;9(1):111-119. doi: 10.3233/JND-210735. PMID: 34776417.

Rich KA, Wier CG, Russo J, Kong L, Heilman PL, Reynolds A, Knapp A, Pino MG, Keckley E, Mattox L, Malbrue RA, Sumner CJ, Buhimschi C, Kolb SJ. Premature delivery in the domestic sow in response to in utero delivery of AAV9 to fetal piglets. Gene Ther. 2022 Sep;29(9):513-519. doi: 10.1038/s41434-021-00305-2. Epub 2021 Nov 22. PMID: 34803165.

Rich KA, Roggenbuck J, Kolb SJ. Searching Far and Genome-Wide: The Relevance of Association Studies in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Front Neurosci. 2021 Jan 14;14:603023. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2020.603023. PMID: 33584177; PMCID: PMC7873947.

Pino MG, Ganguly R, Rich KA, Fox A, Mattox L, Keckley E, Joseph M, Malbrue R, Youngblood B, Krishna V, Kolb SJ. Continual cerebrospinal fluid sampling in the neonatal domestic piglet for biomarker and discovery studies. J Neurosci Methods. 2022 Jan 15;366:109403. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2021.109403. Epub 2021 Nov 6. PMID: 34752813.

Pino MG, Rich KA, Kolb SJ. (2021) Update on Biomarkers in Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Biomark Insights. 16:11772719211035643. Review.


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