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Ilana Gottfried in the field
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‘Fearless’ biochemistry and molecular biology senior works at the cutting edge of cell evolution

Ilana Gottfried-Lee has spent the past two years performing cutting-edge research in the Unnatural Protein Facility - diving headfirst into a project that has never been attempted before.

Goldwater Scholarship
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Biochemistry, mathematics and molecular biology students win 2021 Goldwater awards for research excellence

Two students from the College of Science have been awarded the competitive 2021 Goldwater awards.

Biochemistry and biophysics research labs persist during a pandemic at Oregon State.
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Adapting to a new normal: student research labs persist during a pandemic

Lab work plays a critical role in many scientific fields – which is why this year, as classes moved online, Oregon State’s science labs moved quickly to adapt.

Mathew Frischman standing in front of a green bush
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Presidential scholar and Eagle Scout builds a future career in medicine.

Mathew Frischman, presidential scholar and biochemistry and molecular biology major, is driven toward a future career in neurology out of a desire to serve others. 

Tori Puoci wearing headset win studio
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Helping people care: A passion for science leads to student-created podcast

Victor “Tori” Puoci’s "At This Point” science podcast shapes undergraduate research science stories in such a way that people listen.

Michael Kupperman in front of his research poster
Biochemistry & Biophysics

Prestigious research internship opens new possibilities for double-major science student

Michael Kupperman was among the 20 percent of applicants accepted for a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The paid 10-week internship program  is designed to encourage undergraduates and recent graduates to pursue STEM careers through research experiences at one of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories.

Kendra Jackson working in a lab
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Sister’s battle with leukemia shapes Goldwater Scholar’s love of medicine and research

Goldwater Scholar Kendra Jackson is a biochemistry and molecular biology senior with big dreams of a future in medicine and research.

Bella Karabinas singing with jazz band on stage
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Aspiring neuroscientist grounded in science and the arts wins Goldwater Scholarship

Junior Honors biochemistry and molecular biology major Isabella Karabinas received a 2019 Goldwater Scholarship. She was one of four OSU students to receive the award.

Cooper Lee Stateler with buddies above Crater Lake
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Shooting for stars and hoops, a first-generation biochemistry and molecular biology senior thrives

“It’s a dream every day being here,” says biochemistry and molecular biology senior Cooper Lee Stateler, a first-generation college student from Coos Bay.