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Faculty and Staff

Meet the 8 new faculty members bringing their expertise to the College of Science

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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News

Science receives seven awards at University Day for research, teaching excellence, mentorship and diversity advocacy

College of Science faculty, staff and graduate students received awards for innovative teaching, diversity advocacy, mentorship and more at University Day, Oregon State University’s prestigious annual awards. 

Virginia Weis
News

Virginia Weis named acting associate dean for research and graduate studies

The College of Science is proud to announce University Distinguished Professor of Integrative Biology Virginia Weis as the acting associate dean for research and graduate studies, effective August 5. Weis brings extensive research experience, a history of leadership within the College, and expertise and success in mentoring graduate students.

Molly Burke
News

Evolutionary biologist wins National Institutes of Health award

Molly Burke, assistant professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, has received the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) — a unique grant that will support multiple projects focused on aging and infertility.

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Research

Grants to address climate change impacts and biomedical challenges

Researchers in the College of Science know that curiosity is boundless. Answers are not stopping points but instead opportunities for deeper questions and discoveries. Continuing to ask questions culminated in three faculty groups receiving College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS) awards in July.

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OSU Press Releases

Harm from blue light exposure increases with age, integrative biology research suggests

The damaging effects of daily, lifelong exposure to the blue light emanating from phones, computers and household fixtures worsen as a person ages, new integrative biology research suggests.

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News

Entombed together: Rare fossil flower and parasitic wasp make for amber artwork

  Biologist's fossil research has revealed an exquisite merger of art and science: a long-stemmed flower of a newly described plant species encased in a 30-million-year-old tomb together with a parasitic wasp.  

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Graduate students

Ph.D. graduate and conservation biologist empowers students as scientists

Since childhood, recent Ph.D. grad Andrea Burton knew she loved animals and nature and was confident that a career in biology was in her future. Now, she is a published scholar who strives to make a difference for both students and marine wildlife. 

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OSU Press Releases

Study finds birds able to warn each other of food shortages; change physiology and behavior to prepare

Songbirds learning from nearby birds that food supplies might be growing short respond by changing their physiology as well as their behavior, research by the College of Science's Department of Integrative Biology shows.

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Students

Biology senior looks forward to a rewarding career in occupational therapy

After graduating with a degree in biology and a certificate in medical humanities, Abigail LaVerdure has moved to Henderson, Nevada to begin her doctorate in occupational therapy (OT) at Touro University.