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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.

Mutivitamins
Biomedical Science

Multivitamin, mineral supplement linked to less-severe, shorter-lasting illness symptoms

Older adults who took a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement with zinc and high amounts of vitamin C in a 12-week study experienced sickness for shorter periods and with less severe symptoms than counterparts in a control group receiving a placebo.

Elisar Barbar standing in front of a green background
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.

Dee Denver standing in front of a brick wall and shrubbery on OSU's Corvallis campus.
Integrative Biology

Dee Denver to lead the Department of Integrative Biology

Dee Denver brings highly innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary research strengths, an extensive record of service in the areas of diversity and inclusion and a proven commitment to graduate and undergraduate education.

Ian Colliard working in a lab with Professor May Nyman
News

Chemistry student picked for DOE research program

A Ph.D. candidate in the OSU College of Science has been selected for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research program.

College of Science Head Advisor Heather Arbuckle smiling with Benny Beaver
News

College of Science advisor helps connect students with emergency funds to stay in school

College of Science head advisor Heather Arbuckle has been instrumental in connecting students in need with the College's Equity Promise Scholarship. Since the onset of COVID-19, the number of applications for scholarship funds has skyrocketed.

Trace-Covid
Biomedical Science

Trace week three results suggest one person per 1,000 in Corvallis infected with SARS-CoV-2

Results from the third weekend of door-to-door sampling by Oregon State University suggest that one person in 1,000 in the Corvallis community had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 on May 9-10.

Rusty Root standing next to a sign about hand washing
News

ChemStores manager at the Root of pandemic problem-solving

For Rusty Root, trekking a few miles off campus to Printing and Mailing three mornings a week to retrieve the mail for the College of Science isn’t drudgery.

Cindy Fisher standing at a doorway to one of the refrigerator rooms in Nash Hall
Faculty and Staff

Nash’s ‘Radar O’Reilly’: Longtime building manager keeps watch over research labs during campus shutdown

In Nash Hall, the Microbiology Department has 30 labs and auxiliary spaces spread over four stories. When most researchers are staying home or only visiting their labs once a week, Cindy Fisher, Nash Hall building manager, is walking the halls weekly ensuring decades of research is safe and sound.