Academics and Research

Shawn Lockery
March 8

Nematode brains offer window into human sleep problems

UO project suggests that neuron firing in foraging roundworms is similar to fragmentation in humans who struggle to sleep, a first step in the search for new...
Spotted gar (Photo by Solomon David)
March 7

Genes in spotted gar could boost biomedical use of zebrafish

UO-led genome sequencing project determines that the ancient fish is a sound bridge for advancing research on human diseases.
A SupraSensor device in the field
March 4

Former UO grad student a Golden Mole finalist

Calden Carroll discovered a molecule that lights up in the presence of of nitrates by accident while doing graduate work in chemistry at the UO.
Grad students show off their work at the annual Graduate Student Research Forum
February 29

Research forum puts graduate students in the spotlight

With more than $5,000 in prize money on the table, graduate students had a chance to not only display their work but move it forward too.
Mark Carey conducting research at Lake Palcacocha, Cordillera Blanca, Peru.
February 25

As glaciers melt, more voices in research are needed

Fresh eyes of a UO undergraduate on a growing environmental problem led to a project that found gender vulnerabilities should be considered.
Kelly Sutherland of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology and Clark Honors College
February 23

Two professors awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

Biologist Kelly Sutherland and mathematician Benjamin Elias will use the Sloan awards to help their research, travel and grad students.
3-D versions of orchids being prepped in the lab
February 23

3-D printer helps tell why flies swarm to Dracula orchids

UO-led research in Ecuador unravels how a rare plant species lures pollinators with a mushroom-like part.
A poster session at last year's Graduate Student Research Forum.
February 22

Grad Forum provides a peek into the future of research

More than $5,000 in prizes will be awarded through poster and panel presentations and, for the first time, five-minute 'blitz talk' competitions.
Two colliding black holes
February 11

UO team helps catch a gravity wave for the first time ever

A UO researcher's decision to get some sleep gave a super-sensitive detector a chance to confirm Einstein's theory on gravity and space-time.
Robert Schofield
January 28

Skilled workers: Study shows the talents of leafcutter ants

Research in Colombia, Ecuador and Robert Schofield's UO lab shows how these ants use their legs and divide their leaf-processing duties.

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