Research and Innovation

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.
Biology professor Judith Eisen in the UO's Zebrafish International Research Center.
March 3

UO receives $10 million gift for life sciences research

Investment from Mary and Tim Boyle will endow funding for the UO’s research infrastructure and create new potential for partnerships.
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.
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.
Eighty-three faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences were recently honored for their work.
February 17

College of Arts and Sciences honors faculty achievement

Eighty-three faculty members in the college received 94 awards and honors for their teaching and research in the past year.
Laura Jordan-Smith underwater with a shark
February 12

Sink your teeth into the story of sharks

The UO natural history museum is presenting two talks that explore the undersea world of the fearsome fish family.
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.

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