News

September 3, 2021
BIOLOGY - Craig Young was leading a research trip off the Oregon coast near Newport Aug. 28 when he said he had the “strong impression” the ship should change course to collect samples in a new area. It may have inadvertently been a lifesaving decision.
July 22, 2021
BIOLOGY - Gabriel Luna-Arvizu, a doctoral student in the lab of UO biology professor Dan Grimes and the Institute of Molecular Biology, has received a Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study. The highly competitive national fellowship is awarded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
July 2, 2021
BIOLOGY - The question of how reproductive cells like sperm and eggs maintain their DNA integrity during development is at the heart of a new study by student researchers in the lab of molecular biologist Diana Libuda.
June 25, 2021
BIOLOGY - Kelly Sutherland, an associate professor of biology, has been awarded the Alec and Kay Keith Professorship for her research on the motion of gelatinous zooplankton.
June 16, 2021
ECONOMICS, BIOLOGY - Around the O is revisiting a story from a year ago, where UO experts weighed in on COVID-19 through the lens of their research expertise. Now they’re providing insights into what surprised them during the pandemic, what’s currently happening in their field and what they are watching as things reopen.
June 14, 2021
BIOLOGY - A group of UO biologists has developed a promising new model to study how underlying conditions exacerbate the health issues caused by COVID-19. The key to the model’s potential is the use of zebrafish, because they have the same cellular components that the virus uses to infect humans.
May 25, 2021
BIOLOGY, LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES, GLOBAL STUDIES - Two UO students have been awarded prestigious Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, a first for the university and all the more rare because it is the second award for one of the Ducks.
May 18, 2021
BIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY - Home is where the microbes are. That’s one takeaway from newly published research by an interdisciplinary University of Oregon team that found a shared home environment to be the strongest predictor of human microbiome similarity.
May 17, 2021
BIOLOGY, COMPUTER SCIENCE - Plant community ecologist Lauren Hallett and computer scientist Lei Jiao are getting a boost from the National Science Foundation through prestigious Career Awards, which are among the most sought-after grants from the foundation.
May 7, 2021
GEOGRAPHY, BIOLOGY - From the plains of Serengeti to the mountains of Wyoming, wildlife herds are facing threats to critical migration routes. But maps created by the UO’s InfoGraphics Lab could be key conservation tools to help these mammals on the move.
April 29, 2021
BIOLOGY - A research project from the lab of University of Oregon evolutionary biologist Bill Cresko is setting out to explore the effects of a remarkable evolutionary innovation: male pregnancy in seahorses, pipefish and seadragons.
April 27, 2021
The Glacier Lab is a group of graduate students, CHC undergrads and postdocs who study the societal impacts of glaciers, icebergs and snow worldwide. Members of the lab come from diverse academic backgrounds, including environmental studies, anthropology, history and English.
April 26, 2021
BIOLOGY - Alice Barkan, a UO molecular biologist who uses plant systems to answer fundamental biological questions, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Barkan joins 251 other new members from diverse fields.
April 21, 2021
In a state known for its inspiring landscapes — its beauty, how its residents both embrace and rely on it for sustenance — University of Oregon faculty, staff and students bring that same passion and fervor toward studying our environment and tackling the biggest challenges facing it.
April 14, 2021
BIOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE - Imagine a drug that could temporarily reenergize plasticity in the brain to treat autism or schizophrenia, or even help an adult’s aging brain pick up a new language or learn to play a musical instrument.