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Carrington named fellow in microbiology academy

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Professor James Carrington is a newly elected Fellow at the American Academy of Microbiology. One of 72 microbiologists to be elected, James was selected based on his record of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. James is the Director for the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing at OSU.

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 […]

Investigate, examine, experiment and report

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Congratulations to Jim Carrington, professor of botany and plant pathology, for his election to the National Academy of Sciences! “This is an extraordinary accomplishment and recognition for any scientist,” said Sabah Randhawa, OSU provost and executive vice president. “It reflects well on the quality of world-class science that is being done here at OSU, and […]

Victory Over Tree Fungus

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Major Research Effort Saves Prized Oregon Tree  

Ernest and Pauline Jaworski Summer Research Internship for Undergraduates in Plant Sciences

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Ernest (College of Science ’50 and ’52) and Pauline (College of Science ’50) Jaworski of St. Louis, MO put in place a grant for summer internships almost 10 years ago. They have since endowed the account, guaranteeing this support for perpetuity.  Terra featured a story on scholarships in the Winter 2008 article, and gave us a glimpse […]