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Events

Alumni Awards celebrates excellence in the College of Science

On October 24, 2022, the College of Science community gathered to celebrate this year’s Alumni Award recipients. These awards publicly recognize our alumni, friends, and colleagues for their distinguished personal and career achievements, service, and contributions to society that reflect positively on the College of Science and on Oregon State University.

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Alumni and Friends

Young Alumni Award: Excellence in neuroscience education

One question changed the course of Tari Tan’s (Biochemistry & Biophysics, ‘08) professional career. 

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Faculty and Staff

Meet the eight new faculty members bringing their expertise to OSU

The College of Science is excited to welcome eight new faculty members this fall. They bring diverse expertise in gravitational wave astronomy, applied topology, organometallic compounds, age-dependent diseases and more.

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Students

This undergraduate is "krilling" it

Giulia Wood’s summer activities — or, in her case, winter — have included polar plunges into the Southern Ocean, listening to cracking glaciers and conducting research on Antarctic krill. 

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Students

Resilient biochemistry and molecular biology graduate forges her own identity

Graduating senior Rowan Nelson's goal is to use microbiome research to find accessible solutions for people with chronic mental health issues. 

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Students

From architecture to biochemistry: ‘Life is too short to do something you don’t like.’

International student Elizaveta Zhivaya found her niche in microbiome research and will start a Ph.D. in neuroscience next year. 

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OSU Press Releases

Volunteerism a way of life for biochemistry and biophysics student

Third-year Honors biochemistry and biophysics student Grace Petrina is committed to volunteering her time and talent, involved in a host of local community outreach efforts.   

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Students

Prestigious Goldwater award will pave the way for developing life-saving vaccines

Honors Biochemistry and Molecular Biology junior Gretchen Fujimura is one of two Oregon State students to receive the 2022 Goldwater Scholarships, the nation’s top undergraduate award for sophomores and juniors in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Events

Gilfillan Lecture: Our lives among the peaks: Tales of ChIPs, enrichment and decay

University Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics Michael Freitag will present the College of Science 2022 F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Lecture on May 3.

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Faculty and Staff

Research grants to seed the next great idea

Seed funding from the College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS) program continues to bolster ambitious and expansive research projects across biomedical science, fluid dynamics, quantum mechanics and more. 

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Events

Health Professions Fair connects students with professional schools and careers in healthcare

The Health Professions Fair – a fantastic way to learn about graduate education and careers in health care – will take place on April 19, 2022 from 10-2 in the Memorial Union Ballroom on the Corvallis campus.

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News

New funds to unravel “the essence of Cannabaceae”

The College of Science is pleased to congratulate David Hendrix, associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics, on his recent award of 638K from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture.