BB and BMB students are required to meet with a member of the advising team at least once per year, and per OSU policy, first year students are required to meet with an advisor every term. However, we strongly encourage all students to check in with an advisor every term to discuss their progress and goals and to explore opportunities. The Advising Team consists of Dr. Kari van Zee (Lead Advisor), Dr. Lauren Dalton (not pictured), Dr. Andy Karplus, Dr. Viviana Perez, Dr. Indira Rajagopal.

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 and welcome students to drop by or schedule appointments.  All members of the BB/BMB advising team are research or teaching faculty.

Scheduling an appointment with a BB/BMB advisor: 

Scheduling advising appointments is done by email request.

Students enrolled in the BB/BMB majors will receive specific instructions through the bbundergrad listserv in week 4 on the advising rotation for that term and how to schedule an advising appointment for peak advising weeks 5-9 when PINs are available. 

Future undergraduates and students interested in changing into the BB and BMB majors should contact Lead Advisor Dr. Kari van Zee (; 541-737-1773) to learn more about the BB and BMB majors. 

 Premed Advising:

Those BB and BMB majors who are premed should, in addition to their regular academic advising appointments, make appointments with Kari van Zee, who is our premed advisor. Upper division students may be aware that in past years much premed advising was done centrally by the college but now premed advising will be done within each major.

BB Advisors

 (Left to Right: Dr. Kevin Ahern (no longer advising), Dr. Indira Rajagopal, Dr. Viviana Perez, Dr. Andy Karplus, and Dr. Kari van Zee)