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Materials science
Research

New grants to expand research on cancer imaging and quantum computing

New awards from the College of Science will support research on quantum information applications, better cancer screening and bioimaging technologies.

Corbin Schuster
Microbiology

Diversity grant allows Ph.D. investigator to integrate his research career and culture

As a member of the Yakama Nation, Microbiology Ph.D. student Corbin Schuster is interested in the study of human diseases that have a higher incidence among Native peoples, such as toxoplasmosis (a parasitic infection), as well as diseases of salmon, which are central to the food, culture and religion of the Yakama people. He is thankful to not have to separate his culture from his career.  

Sonia Grutzius working with Ryan Mehl in the lab.
Student Success

Oregon's top pre-med program meets the growing demand for doctors

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a surging interest in science and medicine, attracting a new generation of students to a career in medicine. Enrollment in the College of Science’s pre-med program at Oregon State University has also remained high, with numbers averaging 90-100 pre-med students annually since 2019.  

Elisar Barbar
Women in Science

Women scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19

In recognition of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, held on February 11, we acknowledge the women faculty, students and alumnae of the OSU College of Science.

TRACE field staff member with his back to the camera, text on jacket "OSU-Cascades Public Safety" talking to and working with TRACE field staff members in snowy parking lot in Redmond, Oregon.
Biomedical Science

OSU's TRACE Community COVID-19 sampling in Redmond suggests 32 cases per 1,000 residents

Oregon State University COVID-19 sampling in Redmond on Jan. 29-31 by TRACE Community field workers suggested 32 people per 1,000 in the community carried the coronavirus on those days.

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

OSU to bring TRACE Community COVID-19 sampling to Redmond this weekend

Oregon State University’s groundbreaking project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus is expanding to include three days of TRACE Community sampling this week in Redmond on Jan. 29, 30 and 31.

Chris Beaudry working in a lab with a student
Faculty and Staff

Grants to boost advances in mental health and cancer research

The College of Science awarded two interdisciplinary teams funding to pursue promising leads in mental health and cancer research. One team will investigate the role of the gut-brain axis on sex differences in anxiety, and another will explore ways to develop an synthetic version of HHT-- a rare plant alkaloid that is showing great promise in the development of new medicines for multiple forms of cancer.

students in masks sit on a bench on OSU's campus
News

Oregon State University receives $2 million Packard Foundation grant to expand TRACE-COVID-19 nationally

Team-based Rapid Assessment of Community-Level Coronavirus Epidemics, or TRACE-COVID-19, was launched by OSU in April 2020 with door-to-door sampling in Corvallis and expanded to other cities around the state while also adding a wastewater testing component. In December, OSU received a $2 million grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to create a national TRACE Center that will expand the OSU’s COVID-19 public health project to other states.

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Biomedical Science

OSU adapts COVID-19 testing of students and employees as holidays near

TRACE OSU, Oregon State University’s weekly COVID-19 prevalence testing of students and employees, is adjusting to serve thousands of OSU students who may travel over the Thanksgiving holiday.

TRACE field staff walking along parking lot in Newport, Oregon on a cloudy and rainy day.
Students

Community, compassion motivate OSU & UO students to help with TRACE COVID-19 testing

Dozens of community members from the Willamette Valley are stepping up to address COVID-19 as part of 30 teams went door-to-door in Eugene offering free COVID-19 tests to up to 600 residents as part of Oregon State University’s TRACE Community testing project.

TRACE field staff analyzing documents at TRACE testing site.
Biomedical Science

OSU-UO partnership for Eugene COVID-19 testing highlight benefits of university collaboration

Oregon State University’s TRACE Community COVID-19 testing project is heading to Eugene this weekend, where collaboration with the University of Oregon will provide a better understanding of the virus’ community-wide prevalence.

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.