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Biochemistry & Biophysics

GCE4ALL leads global advancements in genetic code expansion for advanced therapies

For billions of years, all life on Earth, from tadpoles to humans, have relied on the same 20 amino acids to build proteins — the fundamental building blocks of life. But what if that list of fundamental amino acids was expanded to include any chemical ability of our choosing? What new potential could be unlocked?

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Students

Zoology graduate thrives with Oregon State's Ecampus

Samantha Crockett's journey from a struggling college student to a thriving zoology graduate is a testament to the transformative power of online education. Faced with isolation and academic disillusionment, she found her stride at Oregon State University's Ecampus program, where supportive professors and flexible learning opportunities reignited her passion for zoology.

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News

Oregon State opens the world’s first-ever Genetic Code Expansion center

The NIH will fund Oregon State's GCE4All for a total of $5.6M over five years, solidifying the University as a world leader in GCE protein engineering.

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Biochemistry & Biophysics

A vote of confidence: two grants to reimagine how technology can influence scientific discovery

Ryan Mehl, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, has received two new grants that reflect the lab's growing success in genetic code expansion.

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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.

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News

A science building for the 21st century: Cordley Hall to undergo renovation

Renovations to Cordley Hall – home to Integrative Biology and Botany and Plant Pathology – will begin this summer. When the project is complete in 2024, Cordley Hall will be transformed into a welcoming, attractive academic home for the thousands of students the two departments service each term.

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Research

New diffractometer opens door to discovery

In its first week, Oregon State’s new diffractometer has already generated data for eight publishable articles in peer-reviewed science journals.

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Events

2018 Genetic Code Expansion Conference draws scientists from around the world

The second Genetic Code Expansion (GCE) Conference accelerated fundamental research into the biology of life as well as drug discovery and material science.

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Biomedical Science

Genetic Code Expansion Workshop returns for third year

The third annual Genetic Code Expansion Workshop is returning to campus for graduate students, faculty and scientists from across the country and world the week of July 31-August 5, 2017.

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Events

Salmon Disease Lab celebrated 25th anniversary

Join us at the John L. Fryer Salmon Disease lab on Friday, October 2 from 3–7 pm at 34347 NE Electric Rd, Corvallis.