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BB/BMB Undergraduate Advising

undergraduate student meeting with advisor

Advisor Lauren Dalton serves as a sounding board for third year BMB major Francisco Hernandez.

Fostering faculty-student connections

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 teaching faculty who have earned Ph.D.s in biochemistry and conducted research in the molecular life sciences which enables us to work with our students in different settings.

Choose the right advising session

During the academic year there are two types of advising available to BB and BMB students: drop-in (Virtual by Zoom) and 30-minute appointments (in person with virtual upon request).


Drop-in Advising Schedule Fall 2023

Drop-in advising is for quick (max 5 minutes) questions only. If you need more assistance, please schedule an appointment. Advisors will not distribute PINs during drop-in advising. Join us on Zoom during our drop-in hours and when your advisor is ready, they will admit you to the meeting. Wait times may be up to 10 minutes.

Mondays 11 am-12 noon
Wednesdays 9-10 am
Thursdays 3-4 pm

Zoom link (password if prompted 538277):…

Join us on Zoom 

Fall 2023

Special Drop-in sessions Welcome Week 0 for all matters, including Fall Registration

Monday, September 25th 11 am-12:30 pm Ag and Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 2018 in person only

Monday, September 25th 3-4 pm ALS 2018 in person only

Tuesday, September 26th 3-4 pm ALS 2141 (Kari van Zee's office in ALS; in person only)

then use Fall Term Virtual drop-ins for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday questions (see link to left)

BB/BMB advisors' calendar appointments will be available through Bookings beginning Week 2. We will transition to scheduling in Beaver Hub once the "pool" feature is available.

First Year/Gen Chemistry with last names A-Z 
Organic Chemistry series/Second year students with last names A-L 
Biochemistry BB 49x series/Third year students with last names A-L  
Change of major to BB/BMB or adding a minor 

Registration and override help form

This form will walk you through the process of obtaining an override for Biochemistry & Biophysics courses (BB XXX). Please complete the entire form. You will receive an email from the BB Staff when the override is in place or if additional information is required. We can only issue overrides for BB courses for the upcoming or current term (not BI, MB BHS or CH--reach out to their departments).

Research and independent study for credit

Undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of independent study credits with BB faculty members. Students need to obtain faculty permission and then a departmental override to register for these credit opportunities: research (BB 401), thesis (BB 403) reading and conference (BB 405) and internship credits (BB 410).

BB undergrad listserv

is open to Oregon State University students and faculty and is how we communicate with our biochemistry undergraduate community. If you have problems registering for the listserv, please contact Dr. Kari van Zee (