Research and Innovation

Lab scene
August 27

UO workshop can help graduate students get NSF grants

Writing workshop helps students apply for the National Science Foundation’s research grant
Cross section of fruit fly ventral cord showing motor neurons that respond to a wasp
August 22

Research solves the mystery of how fruit flies avoid danger

Chris Doe’s UO lab has mapped the neurons responsible for the insects' rapid direction changes
Two people in silhouette talking
August 17

K-Pop to jerseys to locavorism, UO essays have people talking

Five most-read essays contributed to The Conversation have been viewed more than 50,000 times across multiple media sites
Teenager diving backward off an oceanside cliff
August 10

Study finds most teens avoid rash, impulsive behaviors

Contrary to long-held ideas, only teens with weak cognitive control are the most impulsive and face behavioral problems as young adults
UO biologist Monte Westerfield
August 7

UO research funding rose to $121.9 million in last fiscal year

Fueled by new hiring initiatives, the university saw a 5 percent uptick in research activity
Firefighter at wildland fire
August 3

Pub talk will examine the complexities of wildland fires

Research professor Cassandra Moseley will look at the causes and solutions to increased fire
Storm waves hitting Lummi Island in 2016
August 1

Report on Washington’s sea level rise gets boost from UO data

The UO's Ray Weldon and Tyler Newton use GPS and other data to enhance the projections
Zebrafish interacting
July 27

New discovery in zebrafish could one day aid autism research

Interfering with certain neurons in the fish causes an autism-like breakdown in social interactions
Graphic shows the study area in the Pacific Northwest
July 25

Research sheds new light on tensions along Cascadia fault

Seismometers help UO team spot anomalies that may explain differences in the fault zone
Sea pickles on the beach at Nehalem State Park in December 2016
July 20

Sea pickles are settling into the Pacific Northwest

The region’s fishing industry and food webs are being affected as pyrosomes extend their range

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