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August 27, 2015

Emeritus professor George Carroll receives distinguished scientist award

Carroll’s exceptional career — which began in 1967 as an assistant professor at the UO — is now being recognized by the Mycological Society of America, which is presenting him with the Distinguished Mycologist Award.

The award is one of the highest honors bestowed by the society. It acknowledges the quantity, originality and quality of published research as well as the degree of service made to the society and the mycological community in general.

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August 26, 2015

Michelle Wood at the Coastal Caucus Economic Summit

Michelle Wood will be participating in a panel addressing Oregon’s challenges and research needs with respect to ocean acidification and hypoxia at the Oregon Coastal Caucus Economic Summit in Grand Ronde on Wednesday, August 26. Other panel participants include faculty from Oregon State University; Mark Wiegardt, the owner of Whiskey Creek Oyster Hatchery; Gabriella Goldfarb of the Governor’s Office. State; and State Representative Deborah Boone.
The Coastal Caucus Economic Summit is a two-day event (8/26-27) with a strong emphasis on the importance of K-20 education to Oregon’s future.
Other speakers from UO at the Summit include President Michael Schill and Professor Tim Duy (Economics).

July 21, 2015

Congratulations to Lucas Nebert and Keats Conley!

Lucas Nebert and Keats Conley are recipients of the

Julie and Rocky Dixon Graduate Student Innovation Award.

The Graduate School, through a faculty review committee, presents the awards for innovation contributions to the students’ disciplines.

May 6, 2015

Graduate Rotation Talks, Wednesday 10 June 2015, 331 Klamath Hall

331 Klamath Hall
Wednesday 10 June 2015

9:30 AM Katja Kasimatis, IEE                  Harms
9:45 Keyyana Blount, IEE                           Roy
10:00 Precious deVerteuil, IEE               Cresko
10:15 Nicholas Ponvert, ION                    Neill
10:30 BREAK
10:45 Emily Sales, ION                             Bowerman
11:00 Sarah Stednitz ION                        Lockery
11:15 Angie Michaiel, ION                        Smear
11:30 Teresa Findley, ION                        Smear
1:30 PM Luis Sulivan, ION                       Doe
1:45 Brandon Mark, ION                          Herman
2:00 Aleesa Schlientz, IMB                      Herman
2:15 Emily Sutton, IMB                            Libuda
2:30 Maria Banuelos, IMB                       Ursell
2:45 BREAK
3:00 Jana Jenquin, BIOCHEM                 Prehoda
3:15 Connor Balzer, BIOCHEM                 Nolen
3:30 Jessie Wilson, BIOCHEM                 DeRose
3:45 Joseph Harman, BIOCHEM             Harms

April 16, 2015

GrEBES “Oceans: Fathoms Unexplored” Spring Seminar Series”

Although scientific breakthroughs are communicated to the public on a daily basis, the true meanings of these breakthroughs are often obscured by misinterpretation though the media lens and lack of context for the intended audience. The free and public Spring Seminar Series features leading scientists communicating scientific breakthroughs to a mixed audience of campus and community members.

 

This year we explore life in the ocean highlighting current research happening locally at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology and Oregon State University. Dr. Craig Young speaks April 15th about the mysteries of reproduction in the deep sea. Dr. Bruce Menge speaks April 22nd about the critical loss of sea stars and what that means for the future of the marine ecosystem. Dr. Markus Horning speaks April 29th about new insights into the life and behaviors of marine mammals.  
The lectures are all in 282 Lillis Hall from 7 pm to 8 pm (April 15th,April 22nd, & April 29th)

Dr. Craig Young – Wednesday, April 15th (Oregon Institute of Marine Biology)

“Sex under pressure: how babies are made in the depths of the sea”

 

Dr. Bruce Menge – Wednesday, April 22nd (Oregon State University)

“Loss of intertidal sea star “Asteroid Belts”: Catastrophe or not?”

 

Dr. Markus Horning – Wednesday, April 29th (Oregon State University)

“Observing the unseen: studying marine predators in our changing coastal ecosystems”

February 12, 2015

Graduate Rotation Talks 3/16 and 3/19, 331 Klamath

Graduate Rotation Talks
331 Klamath Hall
Monday, 16 March 2015

1:00 PM Precious deVerteuil, IEE Guillemin
1:15 Luis Sullivan, ION Wehr
1:30 Nicholas Ponvert, ION Kentros
1:45 Angie Michaiel, ION Niell
BREAK
2:15 Emily Sales, ION Doe
2:30 Brandon Mark, ION Doe
2:45 Teresa Findley, ION Lockery
3:00 Sarah Stednitz, ION Washbourne

331 Klamath Hall
Thursday, 19 March 2015
1:00 PM Katja Kasimatis, IEE Cresko
1:15 Maria Banuelos, IMB Bohannan
1:30 Aleesa Schlientz, IMB Guillemin
1:45 Emily Sutton, IMB Guillemin
BREAK
2:15 Connor Balzer, BIOCHEM Herman
2:30 Jana Jenquin, BIOCHEM Herman
2:45 Joseph Harman, BIOCHEM Nolen
3:00 Jessie Wilson, BIOCHEM Prell
3:15 Ryan Holly, BIOCHEM Prehoda

November 14, 2014

Graduate Rotation Talks 12/10 & 12/11 331 Klamath

Graduate Rotation Talks

331 Klamath Hall

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

 

 

1:00 PM Connor Balzar, BIO/CHEM Harms
1:15 Jesse Wilson, BIO/CHEM Nolen
1:30 Jana Jenquin, BIO/CHEM Berglund
1:45 Emily Sutton, IMB Selker
BREAK
2:15 Aleesa Schlientz, IMB Bowerman
2:30 Keyyana Blount, IEE Bridgham
2:45 Precious deVerteuil, IEE Phillips
3:00 Katja Kasimatis, IEE Phillips

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate Rotation Talks

331 Klamath Hall

Thursday, 11 December 2014

 

 

 

 

1:00 PM Maria Banuelos, IMB Guillemin
1:15 Teresa Findley, ION Guillemin
1:30 Emily Sales, ION Herman
1:45 Sarah Stednitz, ION Takahashi
BREAK
2:15 Luis Sullivan, ION Lockery
2:30 Nicholas Ponvert, ION Wehr
2:45 Angie Michaiel, ION Jaramillo
3:00 Brandon Mark, ION Washbourne

 

September 24, 2014

‘Antifreeze’ in Antarctic fishes keeps internal ice from melting

Fish that adapted to survive and thrive in icy cold Antarctic waters by developing antifreeze proteins are swimming in an evolutionary paradox, says a University of Oregon researcher.

These life-saving proteins in Antarctic notothenioid [pronounced “NO-toe-thin-ee-oid”] fishes also prevent ice crystals inside the fishes from melting in warmer summer waters, reports Paul Cziko [“SEE-ko”], a doctoral student in the UO Institute of Ecology and Evolution. He is the lead author on a paper in this week’s online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Full story

NY Times article and video here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/23/science/antifreeze-proteins-keep-antarctic-fish-alive-and-icy.html

June 20, 2014

Biology and Agriculture using friendly microbes

At the Institute of Ecology and Evolution, researchers have long been on the cutting edge of microbiome research.  Daniel Thomas, a PhD student in the Roy Lab at IE2, is taking his studies on the plant microbiome out of the lab and into a remote Andean Valley in South America, where he hopes to help in the battle against the coffee rust and other plant diseases.

 

In the Intag Valley, coffee farmers in the cooperative Asociación Agroartesanal de Cafecultores Río Intag (AACRI) are interested in harnessing plant “probiotics” in the struggle against the coffee rust and other agricultural pathogens. They have started a basic production facility, where they culture target species of bacteria and fungi from the soil of their region, to apply to their coffee plants and other crops. AACRI recently asked the members of the Roy Lab to help them to quantitatively test the benefits of their microbes, and verify their identifications.  This summer Daniel Thomas is going to travel to the Intag Valley to help the coffee growers of the region with their unique project in sustainable, affordable pest control using beneficial, locally-cultured fungi and bacteria.

 

More information is available at www.kickstarter.com, a fundraising site for the project:

 

<www.kickstarter.com/projects/2006172860/biologos-y-agricultores>

June 9, 2014

Graduate Rotation Talks: 6/6/14

Graduate Rotation Talks

331 Klamath Hall

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

10:00 AM Andrea Loes Harms
10:15 Jarrett Lebov Harms
10:30 James McDermott Nolan
10:45 Sunny Ketchum Berglund
  BREAK  
11:15 Kimberly Jones Prehoda
11:30 William Storck Selker
11:45 Gabriel Yette Stankunas
  LUNCH  
1:30 PM Keats Conley Sutherland
1:45 Alexander Weimer Phillips
2:00 Heather Archer Phillips
  BREAK  
2:30 Anya Hopple Bohannan
2:45 Robert Steury Bohannan

 

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