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Stegastochlidus saraemcheana, a species of cylindrical bark beetle sitting in yellow amber.
Integrative Biology

Master of disguise is new genus and species of cylindrical bark beetle

A resemblance to moss, lichens and fungi made for fantastic cover by a new genus and species of cylindrical bark beetle described by biologist George Poinar Jr.

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

Grants to boost advances in mental health and cancer research

Two interdisciplinary teams received funding to pursue promising leads in mental health and cancer research.

Valviloculus pleristaminis.
Integrative Biology

New flower from 100 million years ago brings fresh holiday beauty to 2020

Emeritus Biology Professor George Poinar Jr., has identified a spectacular new genus and species of flower from the mid-Cretaceous period.

Malgorzata Peszysnka standing in front of a tree.
Mathematics

Applied mathematician elected 2020 AAAS Fellow

Malgorzata Peszynska, elected in the section on Mathematics, is the 18th faculty member in the College of Science to be elected as AAAS Fellow.

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

Oregon State University researchers have 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.

Corals along seafloor in Lizard Island.
Research

Scientists awarded grant to investigate how microbiomes can help species withstand climate change

A pivotal National Science Foundation award will enable Oregon State scientists to investigate how microbes influence their wildlife host’s sensitivity and resilience to disruptive changes in the natural environment.

Invasive slug
Integrative Biology

Nematode discovered by scientists to prevent crop damage by invasive slugs

OSU scientists have discovered a microscopic nematode that could be an important biological control against invasive slugs that cause billions of dollars a year in agricultural damage worldwide.

Weatherford Hall peering above trees during sunset.
Diversity in Science

Town hall centers Black experiences in the College, paves the way for action

Town hall centers Black experiences in the College, paves the way for action.

Rebecca Vega Thurber
Marine Science

Pioneering 'coral doctor' named Pernot Distinguished Professor

The endowed professorship recognizes Rebecca Vega Thurber’s distinguished contributions to several fields of microbiology that encompass coral reef ecology, virology, marine disease ecology and metagenomics.

University Day 2020
Faculty and Staff

Scientists recognized for research, service and mentoring excellence at 2020 University Day

Five faculty and scholars from the College of Science are among this year’s award recipients at University Day, OSU’s most prestigious annual awards for research mentoring, scholarship, teamwork, teaching and service.

Dr. Samuel Wang with OSU's previous president Ed Ray and his wife, Beth Ray standing together along the Memorial Union Java Stop balcony.
Alumni and Friends

Estate gift to help faculty advance 'fundamental discoveries' in science

The College of Science received a generous endowment gift from the estate of Dr. Samuel Shan-Ning Wang, which will support College of Science faculty to maintain state-of-the-art facilities and advance scientific discoveries.

Julia Zavala standing in front of purple backdrop.
Students

Biology senior awarded Gilman Scholarship to pursue pre-med internship in Argentina

Julia Zavala is one of seven undergraduate students at Oregon State University to have been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship during the 2020-2021 academic year.