Lice: creepy, crawly, but to a young Amelia Noall, fascinating. “There was an outbreak at my school, and of course I got it. But I started looking at the bugs through my microscope and thinking, ‘Wow, these are so interesting!’” she recalled. As she followed her curiosity, picking leaves from the ground and examining their hidden structures through the microscope lens, she unknowingly paved the way toward her time as a microbiology major — and now senior — at Oregon State.
Oregon State's College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) made all the difference in engaging microbiology major Bruno Salas Garcia in his college experience. A first-generation student, he is on track to dental school and plans to serve rural communities similar to where he grew up.
A new study shows that the ocean’s most abundant life form, a type of bacteria, consumes acetone and other climate-active gases.
New Excellence in Microbiology Faculty Scholar Kimberly Halsey researches the marine carbon cycle, fosters student engagement and promotes inclusivity in admissions.
Christine Tataru receives the 2021-22 Larry W. Martin & Joyce B. O’Neill Endowed Fellowship for her work in computational modeling that seeks to understand how gut microbiomes impact their human hosts’ health. She develops tools and frameworks to advance microbiome research, then uses these tools to explore gut-brain axis phenomenon.
Mentoring and the microbiome: OSU microbiologist Maude David wins Breaking Barriers Award in Education
Assistant professor of microbiology Maude David received the 2020 Breaking Barriers Award in Education from the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, which honors excellent and high impact in teaching and mentoring that has paved the way for gender equity in higher education.
Kendra Krebs's interest in science started when she worked as a hair stylist in a salon. Now, this microbiology senior has her sights set on medical school.
Microbiology major Sarah Olson Michel shares summer science book recommendations on Ira Flatow's Science Friday show.
Jessica Scotten found her dream major. Now she is preparing for a career in space research.
A Gilman scholarship took microbiology senior Julianna Donohoe to Spain for her medical research internship.