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Stegastochlidus saraemcheana, a species of cylindrical bark beetle sitting in yellow amber.
Integrative Biology

Master of disguise is new genus and species of cylindrical bark beetle

A resemblance to moss, lichens and fungi made for fantastic cover by a new genus and species of cylindrical bark beetle described by biologist George Poinar Jr.

Valviloculus pleristaminis.
Integrative Biology

New flower from 100 million years ago brings fresh holiday beauty to 2020

Emeritus Biology Professor George Poinar Jr., has identified a spectacular new genus and species of flower from the mid-Cretaceous period.

Malgorzata Peszysnka standing in front of a tree.
Mathematics

Applied mathematician elected 2020 AAAS Fellow

Malgorzata Peszynska, elected in the section on Mathematics, is the 18th faculty member in the College of Science to be elected as AAAS Fellow.

Marilyn Mackiewicz standing in front of a grey backdrop.
Faculty and Staff

New chemistry hire uses tiny pieces of gold to solve biomedical problems, promotes innovative mentoring

Mackiewicz is a new assistant professor in the chemistry department and was recruited earlier this year. Formerly at Portland State, her interdisciplinary research uses nanotechnology to solve problems related to human health and the environment.  

Sunflower sea star
Marine Science

Sea star listed as critically endangered following research by OSU marine ecologist

The iconic sunflower sea star has been listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature following a groundbreaking population study led by Oregon State University and The Nature Conservancy.

Dog standing at shoreline in Puget Sound at Edmond's Wash.
Marine Science

Leadership by Oregon State helps 14 nations commit to sustainable ocean management by 2025

Leaders of 14 major maritime nations announced their commitment to achieve 100% sustainable ocean management of their national waters by 2025, acting on recommendations of a group of global experts co-chaired by OSU marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco.

Dr. Nyman in her lab with a student.
Faculty and Staff

Pioneering chemist receives prestigious Humboldt Research Award

Chemist May Nyman received the Humboldt Research Award which will allow her to study at two leading institutions in Germany in 2021.

Steve Giovannoni looking into microscope in lab.
News

Gut bacteria associated with animal-based diet may mitigate risk of cardiovascular disease

Researchers have found that a type of common gut bacteria sometimes associated with inflammation, abscesses, bowel disease and cancer has a major silver lining: It seems to help prevent cardiovascular disease.

Corals along seafloor in Lizard Island.
Research

Scientists awarded grant to investigate how microbiomes can help species withstand climate change

A pivotal National Science Foundation award will enable Oregon State scientists to investigate how microbes influence their wildlife host’s sensitivity and resilience to disruptive changes in the natural environment.

Invasive slug
Integrative Biology

Nematode discovered by scientists to prevent crop damage by invasive slugs

OSU scientists have discovered a microscopic nematode that could be an important biological control against invasive slugs that cause billions of dollars a year in agricultural damage worldwide.

Corvallis resident placing COVID test in tray on sidewalk for TRACE field staff worker to collect.
Biomedical Science

Oregon State University, University of Oregon team up to bring TRACE sampling to Lane County

Scientists and students from Oregon State University and the University of Oregon are teaming up to bring OSU’s TRACE Community COVID-19 public health project to Eugene the weekend of Nov. 7 and 8 at the request of Lane County Public Health.

Sierra Hansen selfie in OSU Chemstores
News

OSU Chem Store essential to campus safety

During the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down most operations across OSU, the OSU Chemistry Store became a central distribution point for the College of Science, creating sanitizer when it was sold out in stores. Sierra Hansen, Chemstores storekeeper, was a critical element of its success.