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100-million-year-old weevil
Integrative Biology

Ancient, newly identified 'mammoth weevil' used huge 'trunk' to fight for mates

Oregon State University research has identified a 100-million-year-old weevil unlike any other known fossilized or living weevil.

Ryan Mehl sitting at his desk.
Biochemistry & Biophysics

A vote of confidence: two grants to reimagine how technology can influence scientific discovery

Ryan Mehl, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, has received two new grants that reflect the lab's growing success in genetic code expansion. 

Davide Lazzati sitting in office.
Physics

Davide Lazzati to lead Physics Department

Davide Lazzati has been selected as the new Head of the Department of Physics.

Mushroom growing out of a carpenter ant.
Integrative Biology

Mushroom growing out of fossilized ant reveals new genus and species of fungal parasite

Oregon State University entomologist George Poinar Jr., has identified the oldest known specimen of a fungus parasitizing an ant, and the fossil also represents a new fungal genus and species.

Graphic showing pulsar light traveling to Earth amid a sea of gravitational waves.
Physics

Oregon State leading $17M effort to understand universe via low-frequency gravitational waves

Funded by the NSF as a Physics Frontiers Center, the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves, or NANOGrav, research group at OSU operates under the direction of Xavier Siemens, professor of physics. 

Katherine McLaughlin standing in front of a beige wall.
Data Science

From HIV to COVID-19, analyzing data for the greater good

Katherine McLaughlin’s work explores a large number and wide variety of at-risk populations around the globe and involves collaborations with epidemiologists, statisticians, and public health officials.    

Hops plant in full bush.
Biomedical Science

Compounds derived from hops show promise as treatment for common liver disease

Research by Oregon State University suggests a pair of compounds originating from hops can help thwart a dangerous buildup of fat in the liver known as hepatic steatosis.

Dr. Maude David sitting at her desk
Faculty and Staff

Mentoring and the microbiome: OSU microbiologist Maude David wins Breaking Barriers Award in Education

Assistant professor of microbiology Maude David received the 2020 Breaking Barriers Award in Education from the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, which honors excellent and high impact in teaching and mentoring that has paved the way for gender equity in higher education.

Francis Chan analyzing field samples with students on Oregon coast.
Marine Science

Oregon State selected to lead NOAA institute for marine research with Francis Chan as director

Oregon State University has been selected to host a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration institute focused on collaborative study of the rapidly changing ocean and expanded demands on its use.

TRACE field staff door-to-door sampling in Corvallis neighborhood.
Biomedical Science

Corvallis TRACE-COVID-19 sampling June 5 and 6 to include saliva testing for antibodies

Oregon State University will conduct its seventh round of TRACE-COVID-19 door-to-door sampling throughout Corvallis the weekend of June 5 and 6 for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Oregon State marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco examines corals in the ocean
Faculty and Staff

Meet Biden's trailblazing climate science adviser

Biden tapped the celebrated Oregon State marine biologist Jane Lubchenco as one of his top advisers. Lubchenco is deputy director for climate and environment at the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Biochemistry research in the College of Science, OSU.
Biochemistry & Biophysics

Researchers get closer to gene therapy that would restore hearing for the congenitally deaf

Biochemists at Oregon State University have found a key new piece of the puzzle in the quest to use gene therapy to enable people born deaf to hear.