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Archive for the ‘Biochemistry & Biophysics’ Category

Helen Hobbs, Goldwater Scholarship Recipient

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

“I am so glad I came to OSU,” says Helen about her college experience so far, “I can’t imagine being anywhere else.” When confronted with the life altering choice of where to go to college, Helen Hobbs knew that she wanted to study at a university that offered more than just lectures.  This revelation guided […]

Upcoming College of Science Events

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Lecture Investigative Reporting on Proteins: Getting the scoop on nature’s tiniest machines Featuring Dr. Andy Karplus Tuesday, April 30th 6:15 pm Reception 7:15 pm Lecture LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall In memoriam, his family established the F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Science. The purpose of the award […]

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Recipients

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

OSU is pleased to announce its most successful year ever in competition for the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, awarded by the U.S. government to the top undergraduate student research scholars in science, math, and engineering. Each campus is allowed to nominate four students for the award and for the first time, all four students […]

Discovery opens door to new drug options for serious diseases

Monday, March 4th, 2013

By David Stauth, Oregon State University News and Communication CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers have discovered how oxidative stress can turn to the dark side a cellular protein that’s usually benign, and make it become a powerful, unwanted accomplice in neuronal death. This finding, reported today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could ultimately […]

Dr. Joe Beckman Honored by OSU as a Distinguished Professor

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Dr. Joe Beckman is a professor in the Biochemistry and Biophysics department as well as the Ava Helen Pauling Chair in the Linus Pauling Institute.  Oregon State University has honored him by naming him a Distinguished Professor along with College of Engineering, Thomas Dietterich. To read more about his recent accomplishment, visit LIFE@OSU.    

Dr. Indira Rajagopal named UHC eminent professor

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Senior instructor in biology, biochemistry and biophysics, Indira Rajagopal was named as an UHC Eminent Professors for 2013 by the University Honors College. Congratulations Dr. Rajagopal! Read the full story at Life@OSU.

2012 College of Science Awards Day

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The College of Science Faculty and Staff Awards Day was held on September 19th to celebrate accomplishments of the college over the past year. Supervisors, colleagues and students nominated awardees based on their contributions to the college and to their field of academia and research.  Interim Dean Vince Remcho, Associate Dean Janine Trempy and Head […]

Holding Out Hope

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Holding Out Hope: A tenacious scientist’s quest for the causes of Lou Gehrig’s disease David Stauth terra Magazine Doctors do not know for sure what causes ALS. They don’t know how to slow its progression. They certainly don’t know how to cure it. Researchers debate among themselves and trade theories in science literature. Dedicated doctors, […]

“I love what I do”

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Co-winner of the 2008 Beaver Champion Award for outstanding effort and achievement of the highest quality, Ahern blends a zest for life with modern technology to help students overcome their fears of biochemistry and, at the same time, find their passions. “I want them to feel hopeful,” said the Midwest native who made a conscious […]

OSU Receives Grants to Study Cellulosic Ethanol

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

The USDA and Department of Energy recently announced plans to award 10 grants totaling more than $10 million to accelerate research in biomass genomics to further the use of cellulosic plant material for bioenergy and biofuels. Scientists at OSU are to receive two of the grants, totaling $2.4 million. Assistant Professor of Botany, Todd Mockler […]