Academics and Research

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.
UO doctoral student Ricardo Valencia
January 20

Story of child immigrants goes uncovered, grad student finds

Ricardo Valencia wants people to be more aware of how the American media has covered the surge of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. from Central America.
Richard Taylor
January 19

UO idea for bio-inspired implant wins $900,000 grant

The award from the W.M. Keck Foundation will support an interdisciplinary research team led by physicist Richard Taylor.
Photo of two UO grad students prepping a seismometer for deployment
January 11

UO-led expedition probes undersea magma system

Emilie Hooft and Doug Toomey charted the course of a month-long journey to provide the clearest detail yet of volcanic plumbing deep under the seafloor.
Ken Prehoda in his lab
January 7

A mutation, a protein combo, and life went multicellular

UO-led group proposes that an evolutionary change of protein interactions in cells some 600 million years ago changed life on Earth.
A proliferating mass of cells fills a Drosophila larval brain in absence of the protein Eyeless
December 17

UO doctoral student finds age-related changes in fruit fly stem cells

Basic research in Chris Doe's lab uncovers protein changes that someday could be targeted for new therapies for some human cancers.

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