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Archive for the ‘Biochemistry & Biophysics’ Category

Where’d I Put My Keys? The Dog Might Remember.

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Associate Professor Tory Hagen studies mitochondria, stress response mechanisms and aging. He’s a biochemist in our Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and is also a member of the Linus Pauling Institute. With colleagues from the University of Toronto, University of California/Berkeley, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, and Juvenon, Inc., he has discovered that nutritional supplements successfully […]

Yet Another Coup for Biochemistry and Biophysics

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Congratulations to Kevin Ahern! And great news for all of the students who have the good fortune to work with him… Kevin, a senior instructor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, received the Mentor Award from the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon in November, 2007. “Kevin has touched the minds and souls of thousands of OSU […]

Beaver Nation, Wa-hooo!!

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

Tari Tan, one of our very best and brightest, was named a member of the All-USA College All-Stars this week. Tari is a biochemistry/biophysics student. We are veeeery proud of her.  Go Beavs!

Vitamin E trials not so much

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Balz Frei, the Director of the Linus Pauling Institute (which will share the new science center with our chemistry faculty), and a member of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, has this to add to the ongoing debate on the efficacy of Vitamin E: http://www.functionalingredientsmag.com/fimag/articleDisplay.asp?strArticleId=1577&strSite=FFNSite

Revealing how life works at the molecular level

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics faculty (BB is fun!) Below, Dr. Andy Karplus, new department chair. Here are a few thoughts from Andy on the department, whose mission is Revealing How Life Works at the Molecular Level: My name is Andy Karplus and my research specialty is protein crystallography—figuring out the three-dimensional structure of […]