BS, Jackson State University; MS, Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
Dr. Osgood enjoyed a 23 year career as a medical technologist before joining RIT. Following a 3.5 year postdoctoral fellowship in oral microbiology at UAB, he came to RIT. Noted for his student teaching, motivation and mentoring, his research has been published in several scientific journals.
In the News
July 31, 2020
Douglas Merrill retires from RIT after 40 years, establishes student fund
Douglas Merrill, who inspired countless students during his 40-year tenure in the College of Science and the College of Health Sciences and Technology, has retired. He developed the Premedical Advisory Program and created the Center for Bioscience Education and Technology. And he retires with numerous honors recognizing his outstanding teaching and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
March 4, 2020
Imagine RIT gives students a stage
The annual festival, now in its 13th year, is a showcase day for RIT. But Imagine RIT isn’t just a one-day celebration. Every day, RIT students, faculty and staff are working to pair technology, art and design in ways that move the world forward.
May 9, 2019
Mastering microbes: Student combines engineering, bioscience to decrease infections from medical devices
Samuel Lum found several things in common with his faculty mentor, Robert Osgood, including excitement about research and a project that could save lives. Lum’s background in mechanical engineering technology and Osgood’s microbiology expertise in studying biofilms would be the kind of multidisciplinary approach that could lead to identifying the genes most likely responsible for hospital-associated catheter infections.