Advisors for BB and BMB majors

Advisors for the Biochemistry Biophysics and Biochemistry Molecular Biology majors
From left to right: Dr. Vivana Perez, Dr. Kari van Zee, Dr. Andy Karplus, Dr. Lauren Dalton, and Dr. Maria Franco
Not pictured: Dr. Kate Shay

 

Who is my Advisor:

The BB/BMB Advising Team consists of Dr. Andy Karplus,  Dr. Kari van Zee (Lead Advisor), Dr. Lauren DaltonDr. Viviana Perez, Dr. Maria Franco, and Dr. Kate Shay.

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. Please refer to the table below. We try to be as accessible as possible to students and welcome students to drop by or schedule appointments.  All members of the BB/BMB advising team are research or teaching faculty which enables us to work with our students in different settings.

When do I meet:

Students are required to meet for advising and registration pins as outlined in the table below. Registration pins change each term for first year students, most student athletes, veterans and students on veterans benefits. For these students you should schedule a meeting every term. All other students, registration pins change every spring.

Drop-in advising: Fall 2019

These times are intended for students with quick 1-10 minute questions. No PINs will be distributed during drop-in advising. 

Lead Advisor Kari van Zee:

Weeks 1-10: M 12:00-1:00 pm, T 1:00-2:00 pm, & Th 1:00-2:00 pm in ALS 2141

Lauren Dalton:

Weeks 1-10: T 3:30-5:00 pm, W 1:00-2:00 pm, & Th 9:30-11:00 am in ALS 2039

Preparing 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. You can download these guides (BB, BMB) to help. Bring a copy of the "calendar view" of your plan to your appointment. Students without an updated 4-year plan in MyDegrees Planner may not complete their advising appointment or receive their pin.

Instructions for making an advising appointment:

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

Student

Meet in

Fall 2019

Meet in

Winter 2020

Meet in

Spring 2020

1st Year

Meet with

Kari van Zee

Meet with

Kari van Zee

Last name: Meet with 

A-L: Lauren Dalton 

M-Z: Maria Clara Franco 
in Organic Chemistry Series

Last name: Meet with 

A-O: Lauren Dalton

P-Z: Viviana Perez

Last name: Meet with 

A-L: Kate Shay

M-R: Viviana Perez

S-Z: Maria Clara Franco

Meet with

Kari van Zee 

in Biochemistry Series

Last name: Meet with 

A-M: Kate Shay

N-Z: Maria Clara Franco

Use Drop in Hours
No Scheduled Appointments

Last name: Meet with 

A-M: Kate Shay

N-Z: Viviana Perez

In Last year(s) of program

Meet with

Kari van Zee (Wk 1-4)

As needed with

Kari van Zee

Prospective Students and Change of Major

Contact Lead Advisor Dr. Kari van Zee (kari.van.zee@oregonstate.edu; 541-737-1773) to learn more about the BB and BMB majors and to schedule an appointment. 

Note for
pre-med students

Pre-med students meet for academic advising per the above table. For pre-med specific questions and guidance,  your contact is Dr. Kari van Zee (kari.van.zee@oregonstate.edu; 541-737-1773) Premed students should also take BI 109:  Health Professions-Medical offered each spring and use the resources hosted on the College of Science Health Professions website