Academics and Research

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.
Bill Cresko looks over his collection of threespine stickleback used in his research
December 14

UO-led study shows fish evolved rapidly after 1964 Alaska quake

Genome-sequencing technology developed at the UO was key in documenting rapid evolutionary adaptation to environmental change in less than 50 years.
Marketing professor Aparna Sundar
December 3

New study suggests color affects ethical judgments of brands

Studies by the UO's Aparna Sundar show ‘green’ colors in a logo influence buyer perception of environmental friendliness.
Jill Marshall watches as workers operate drilling equipment
November 27

Sediment buried in Oregon Coast Range points to a frosty past

Landscapes across much of North America were colder and eroded rapidly from cracking frost during the last ice age, according to UO research.
Katie Meehan, Department of Geography
November 12

UO geographer urges more stakeholder voices in climate science

International team says end users of research at the local level should be included, valued and rewarded for their contributions.
Annah Rolig, posdoctoral researcher, Institute of Molecular Biology
November 11

UO research questions assumptions on what drives intestinal health

Using germ-free zebrafish, researchers discover that low levels of some bacteria, often ignored, may be key to regulating immune response.
UO historian and LERC director Bob Bussel
October 29

Bob Bussel to discuss new book on Teamsters Union

The UO historian and LERC director, author of ‘Fighting for Total Person Unionism,’ will hold events in Eugene and Portland.
Jessica Green, of the UO's Biology of the Build Environment Center, which recently received a Sloan Foundation grant
October 28

U.S. scientists, including UO's Green, propose microbiome initiative

Proposal in the journal Science seeks a broad unified effort to expand research and harness the potential benefits of microbial communities.

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