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Biochemistry & Biophysics

Computer Simulations Reveal New Information about Key Protein’s Role in Treatment of Heart, Kidney and Other Diseases

“The massively parallel GPU resources available at SDSC’s Expanse were essential for our research as accessing the necessary length and time scales of the AT1 receptor activation with local computing resources was simply unfeasible. Together with PSC’s Anton2, these computational resources are providing unique structural insights into the physical phenomena that drive the activation and inactivation process for the AT1 receptor and allowing us to make groundbreaking discoveries at rates faster than ever.”

— Juan Vanegas, Oregon State University

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Biomedical Science

Hops compound study with Science researcher reduces gut microbe associated with metabolic syndrome

Oregon State researchers, including a member of the College of Science, have shown in a mouse model and lab cultures that a compound derived from hops reduces the abundance of a gut bacterium associated with metabolic syndrome.

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Events

Science receives record-breaking 12 awards at University Day

College of Science faculty, staff, and graduate students have earned a record-breaking number of honors at University Day, a celebratory launch to the academic year featuring an annual awards ceremony. Science winners amassed an impressive 12 awards, beating the previous record of seven and garnering the most of any college across Oregon State.

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College of Science

Building bridges: College of Science outreach creates pathways to science literacy and inclusion

The College of Science is committed to community service and fostering science literacy. Our recently launched Strategic Plan prioritizes impactful contributions at local, national and global levels. Across our seven departments, we are actively implementing outreach initiatives that align with our mission of engagement and societal impact. Last year, the College actively supported community-focused events, such as Discovery Days, Juntos Family Day and many others.

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Faculty and Staff

Oregon State names new College of Science dean

Eleanor Feingold, a statistical geneticist and associate dean with nearly 20 years of leadership experience at the University of Pittsburgh, has been named dean of Oregon State University’s College of Science. She will start Oct. 31.

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OSU Press Releases

College of Science professor co-leads study of dietary supplementation

A six-month study of healthy older men led by the College of Science’s Tory Hagen and research associate Alexander Michels demonstrated that daily multivitamin/multimineral supplementation had a positive effect on key nutrition biomarkers.

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Students

Biochemistry and computer science senior bridges gap between the byte and the gene

Goldwater scholar and graduating senior Alyssa Pratt has always had a love for the sciences. She started with a love for the stars and now spends her day in the cyberspace realm with her double major in computer science; and biochemistry and molecular biology at Oregon State University.

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Students

Biochemistry and molecular biology senior thrives from the stage to the lab

Being a Beaver has stretched Ebunoluwa Morakinyo to develop her passions inside and outside of the lab. A senior honors biochemistry and molecular biology student at Oregon State, her time on campus has included celebrating her culture while looking forward to a career dedicated to helping others.

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Events

Annual Health Professions Fair opens doors for students interested in graduate health programs

The annual Health Professions Fair will take place on April 25, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

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Research

New grants to support breakthrough discoveries

Four-dimensional tissue self-assembly, integrated river health and ultra-tiny spectrometers: The 2022 College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS) award recipients will use collaboration to fill critical knowledge gaps across numerous scientific disciplines to drive real-world impact.

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Events

Celebrating inclusive excellence, administration, service and performance: 2023 College of Science Awards

The College of Science gathered on Feb. 22 to recognize and celebrate our high achieving faculty and staff at the 2023 Combined Awards Ceremony. The evening celebrated the very best in the College, from teaching, advising and research to inclusive excellence, administration and service.

The following faculty and staff received awards in the categories of Inclusive Excellence, Administration, Service and Performance.

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Events

Celebrating excellence in research: 2023 College of Science Awards

The College of Science gathered on Feb. 22 to recognize and celebrate our high achieving faculty and staff at the 2023 Combined Awards Ceremony. The evening celebrated the very best in the College, from teaching, advising and research to inclusive excellence, administration and service. During the research awards portion of the evening, the College saluted innovative discoveries made by faculty and staff who are breaking the boundaries of their respective fields.