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Alumni and Friends

From Botswana to Los Angeles, OSU biochemistry alum now on the front lines of COVID-19

Since graduating from OSU with a degree in biochemistry & biophysics, Bango has been in the Peace Corps, worked in a malaria research laboratory in Botswana and is now working on the front lines of COVID-19 testing and treatment in Los Angeles County, California.

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News

Biochemists receive NSF award to probe protein in coronavirus genome

Biochemists at OSU have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue research on the SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19.

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Students

Presidential scholar and Eagle Scout builds a future career in medicine.

Mathew Frischman, presidential scholar and biochemistry and molecular biology major, is driven toward a future career in neurology out of a desire to serve others. 

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Students

Biochemistry senior credits Science faculty with helping him realize his ambition

An award-winning scholar and undergraduate researcher in biochemistry assistant professor Afua Nyarko’s lab, Diego Rodriguez exemplifies the power of using perseverance and dedication to achieve one’s goals.

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OSU Press Releases

Fulbright Award will take biochemistry senior to Spain to study neuroscience

Isabella Karabinas, a senior double majoring in honors biochemistry & biophysics, has received the 2020 Fulbright Award to study in Spain.

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Biochemistry & Biophysics

Finding clarity and calm during a global pandemic

Joaquin Rodriguez, a biochemistry and biophysics senior doing research on viruses, explains why the coronavirus has a high rate of transmission.

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Graduate students

Basketball star broadens her reach

After a sudden and disappointing end to a phenomenal season, award-winning point guard Mikayla Pivec has left a legacy at Oregon State that will be remembered long after she graduates.

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Faculty and Staff

Scientists garner innovation awards for cancer and materials research

The Science Research and Innovation Seed awards were given to four multidisciplinary research teams working on cancer diagnostics and materials science.  

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Biochemistry & Biophysics

Prestigious research internship opens new possibilities for double-major science student

Senior Michael Kupperman was among the 20 percent of applicants accepted for a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

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Biochemistry & Biophysics

Vitamin D increases protection against infection, new model suggests

Biochemist Adrian Gombart and collaborators have led the development of a new model for studying vitamin D’s role in infection prevention.

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Biochemistry & Biophysics

Barbar to lead Biochemistry and Biophysics

The College of Science announces Elisar Barbar as the new head of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

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Faculty and Staff

Fall awards: Celebrating excellence in research and administration

The College of Science celebrated research and administrative excellence at its 2019 Fall Faculty and Staff Awards ceremony.