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College of Science

Murdock grant to advance innovations in digital chemical discovery and manufacturing

A pivotal Oregon State chemistry project – funded by a $493K grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust – will create a distinctive collaboration center for academic and industrial researchers that will bring synthetic chemistry into the digital age.

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Research

New grants to expand research on cancer imaging and quantum materials

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.  

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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.

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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.

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Research

New grants to advance science that benefits humankind

How are devastating plant diseases spread? Is there a better way to predict HIV prevalence in a city? How can we detect toxic algae blooms before they occur? And which of the thousands of metal-organic frameworks can be used for storing and separating gases, like CO2 from industrial plants? Four faculty members received College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS-II) awards this February to pursue answers to these questions over the course of the next year.

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Research

Science faculty research funding surges from last year

College of Science research funding surges in fiscal year 2019, increasing 46% to $16.46 million in new grants and awards.

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Faculty and Staff

College of Science research funding from FY18

The College of Science received $11.3 million in research grants and awards in FY18.

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Research

Research funding continues upward trajectory

Science faculty received $18.7 million in research grants and awards in FY17, the second highest year since FY2013 and a 54% increase from last year.

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Marine Science

Funding for long-term studies promotes better science, environmental policy

The need for long-term research—which is highly valued by environmental scientists and policymakers—far outstrips the amount of funding awarded for it, according to a recent study.