“Dopamine is commonly referred to as the ‘feel-good chemical,’ due to a pathway called the mesolimbic dopamine system—the most important reward pathway in the brain,” said Dr. Kevin Ahern, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at OSU
In this work, we examine the molecular role LC8 plays in viral lethality. We show that RavP and LC8 colocalize in rabies infected cells, and that LC8 interactions are essential for efficient viral polymerase functionality.
Compounds from hops may combat metabolic syndrome by changing the gut microbiome and altering the metabolism of acids produced in the liver, new research by Adrian Gombart, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, suggests.
Outstanding BB doctoral student Patrick Morar, pictured here with Chris and Kate Mathews, has been awarded this year’s Christopher and Catherine Mathews Graduate Fellowship. Patrick is carrying out her doctoral research with David Hendrix's lab.
Dr. Kevin Ahern and Dr. Indira Rajagopal, both Retired on December 31st, 2018 from the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department in the College of Science. They are retiring after 29 and 30 years, respectively, of service to Oregon State University.