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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. The honors biology senior will undertake a paid 10-week pre-med internship in Cordoba, Argentina, during summer 2021 where she will gain a global perspective on healthcare. Oregon State enjoys the distinction of being a top producer of Gilman Scholars. With seven honorees, OSU continues its trend of having students accepted at or greater than the national rate of 25%.

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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.

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Students

Ask Me Anything: Watch our virtual biology Q&A session!

The Integrative Biology department hosted a virtual "ask me anything" information session on Tuesday, May 5 for admitted College of Science students. 

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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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Student Success

Fostering student success in introductory biology

Integrative Biology faculty have transformed instructional strategies to improve student learning and performance in the introductory Principles of Biology courses.

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Integrative Biology

Mentoring and career coaching lead to a fascinating career path in genetics counseling

The Science Professional Pursuits Program helped biology graduate Jade Sentker find her career path through 1-on-1 coaching, skill-building for job search and interview preparedness.

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Integrative Biology

Probing the mysteries of barnacle settlement: Ecology fellowship supports student fieldwork

The Alexei Lubchenco Menge fellowship introduced in 2019 is opening new opportunities for biology and zoology students interested in ecology and field work.

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Students

Medical school awaits this biology senior

Biology senior Ashley Victor's dream of becoming a physician is coming true as she gets ready to begin medical school.

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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.

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Students

Biology and biochemistry seniors, graduate students, alumna win NSF fellowship for outstanding research

Four College of Science students and alumni have received prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards in 2019.