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Elizaveta Zhivaya in a lab wearing a lab coat holding a pipette.
Students

From architecture to biochemistry: ‘Life is too short to do something you don’t like.’

International student Elizaveta Zhivaya found her niche in microbiome research and will start a Ph.D. in neuroscience next year. 

Stan Cates standing outside in front of a mountain.
Alumni and Friends

Fulbright scholar advocates for non-traditional students

Stan Cates worked full-time to earn his degree, becoming the first person in his immediate family to graduate from college. He reflects on OSU's strengths and weaknesses in supporting non-traditional students. 

Saki Nakai sitting outside in a forest.
Students

Mathematics graduate to research cross-cultural psychology for Fulbright

Pre-med Honors student Saki Nakai double majored in psychology and mathematics, completing a French minor abroad. Next year, a Fulbright award will support her research in Luxembourg. 

Gretchen Fujimura standing outside in a white lab coat.
Students

Prestigious Goldwater award will pave the way for developing life-saving vaccines

Honors Biochemistry and Molecular Biology junior Gretchen Fujimura is one of two Oregon State students to receive the 2022 Goldwater Scholarships, the nation’s top undergraduate award for sophomores and juniors in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Fulbright awards for OSU science students
Students

Fulbright awards will take science students to Germany and New Zealand

Oregon State University and the College of Science are thrilled to congratulate biochemistry and molecular biology Honors student Maja Engler and biology alumna Emily Newton on receiving the 2021-2022 Fulbright Award.

Zack Bango smiling in front of a white background, wearing a CORE shirt
Alumni and Friends

From Botswana to Los Angeles, OSU biochemistry alum now on the front lines of COVID-19

Since graduating from OSU with a degree in biochemistry & biophysics, Bango has been in the Peace Corps, worked in a malaria research laboratory in Botswana and is now working on the front lines of COVID-19 testing and treatment in Los Angeles County, California.

Mahtab Brar smiles in front of a background of white siding.
Students

Continuing a family tradition: Mahtab Brar pursues a future in medicine

Mahtab Singh Brar ('20) an OSU Honors biology major and pre-med graduate, began medical school at OHSU in the fall to launch his career in medicine.

Delaney Smith standing in Learning Innovation Center
Students

Biochemistry and biology students win 2019 Fulbright awards

Congratulations to 2019 Fulbright scholars: biochemistry and biophysics senior Delaney Smith and biology Ph.D. student Andrea Burton.

Kevin Ahern in front of garden
Faculty and Staff

Biochemist wins U.S. Fulbright Scholar award

A prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar award will allow Kevin Ahern and Indira Rajagopal to take their passion for teaching and mentoring to University of Malta.

Elise Lockwood in front of Kidder Hall
Mathematics

Mathematician awarded Fulbright grant for research in Norway

A Fulbright research scholarship will take mathematician Elise Lockwood to Norway to investigate the role computing plays in students’ learning of mathematics.

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Mathematics

Mathematics professor invited to teach in West Africa

Mathematician Tevian Dray taught a graduate course in Lorentzian Geometry and General Relativity at the Université de Abomey-Calavi in Benin.

Julianna Donohoe in Spain with her colleague
Microbiology

Microbiology senior undertakes neuroscience research in Spain

A Gilman scholarship took microbiology senior Julianna Donohoe to Spain for her medical research internship.