Starting March 30, 2020 and at least through the end of Spring term, we no longer offer in-person appointments. We are now using Zoom for drop-in advising and all scheduled advising appointments. Please use drop-in hours as much as possible. All current BB and BMB students should schedule a 30-minute advising appointment in Weeks 4-9 per instructions below.

Advising for Biochemistry and Biophysics & Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Majors

Advising Spring 2020

   We use a team approach to advising, meaning BB and BMB students will work with all members of the advising team over the course of their undergraduate career on a rotation basis rather than being assigned to just one advisor. We try to be as accessible as possible to students. All members of the BB/BMB advising team are research or teaching faculty which enables us to work with our students in different settings.

Drop-in advising: Spring 2020

   Drop-in advising is for quick (less than 5-10 minutes) questions only. If you need more assistance, please schedule an appointment per the advising assignment below. Advisors will not distribute PINs during drop-in advising. If you need a form signed, please complete all relevant sections and sign at the appropriate student signature space. Then email the completed form with a note of explanation to both Kari van Zee and Lauren Dalton (team tagging during COVID-19 restrictions).
   During the drop-in hour time window, click on the drop-in session you would like to attend below and you will automatically be sent to the ZOOM virtual waiting room. When the advisor is ready to chat with you, they will admit you to the meeting. If you are contacting the advisor during Drop-Ins, it may take time for them to meet with you, depending on the number of students accessing Drop-Ins and already in the queue.

Zoom-drop-in hours Monday through Friday for BB and BMB majors:

Dr. Kari van Zee Dr. Lauren Dalton Dr. Kate Shay
Monday: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Tuesday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Thursday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/120294687 https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/944918024 https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/350988369
Scheduled Appointments: Spring 2020
  • Schedule an appointment with the appropriate advisor which is based on the level of chemistry you are in/year in our program of study.
  • All students will need a new PIN this spring in order to register for Fall classes. Schedule an appointment early — our calendars will fill.
  • You will find the zoom link for your appointment in the location section of the acuity confirmation email. When scheduling your appointment, please also enter a phone contact in case of technical difficulties. You will be directed to a waiting room, and the advisor will invite you in when they are ready.

Instructions for making an advising appointment:

   Click the hyperlinked name in the table below to reach the appointment calendar for each advisor.

Student Advisor
Prospective students, and change of major to BB and BMB from other OSU majors Email Kari van Zee, Lead Advisor, to request appointment
General Chemistry
Last Name A-L
Dr. Lauren Dalton
General Chemistry
Last Name M-Z
Dr. Kate Shay
Organic Chemistry Dr. Kari van Zee
Biochemistry series Dr. Maria Franco
Final year of program Email Kari van Zee to request appointment
Pre-med students applying 2020 application cycle email Kari van Zee Students not applying this cycle, meet with the academic advisor assigned above.

Prepare for your advising appointment!

   Review your MyDegrees checklist and create/update information in your MyDegrees Planner prior to each advising appointment to reflect on your progress, plans, and goals. Students without an updated 4-year plan in MyDegrees Planner will not receive their pin.