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Selected news stories that highlight some of the research and programs in Department of Biology


Cris Niell

Cris Niell’s pioneering research
into how mice see

Niell’s research focuses on the ways in which researchers have been able to use mice as a model for visual processing in higher animals.

UO news article

Nature article

Niell Lab


Janis Weeks

Grand Challenges Explorations Grant
for research in global health and development

Janis Weeks, a professor in the Institute of Neuroscience and African Studies Program, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Neurophysiology-based platform for STH drug discovery.”

Full Article

Weeks Lab

Grand Challenges in Global Health


Jessica Green

Jessica Green

named Guggenheim Fellow

Green, a biologist, ecologist and engineer, specializes in biodiversity theory and microbial systems. She is co-director of the Biology and the Built Environment Center.

Full Article

Green Lab

Eric Selker

Eric Selker

2013 Outstanding Scientist

Biologist Eric Selker chosen as the 2013 Outstanding
Scientist of the Oregon Academy of Science

Full story

Selker Lab


Applied Masters Program

The new UO Applied Masters Program in Bioinformatics provides cross-disciplinary training to prepare graduates for today’s cutting-edge jobs in biotechnology, medical, and pharmaceutical industries.


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Bruce Bowerman
honored as AAAS Fellow

Bruce Bowerman, UO professor of biology, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for 2012.

Bowerman Lab

Institute of Molecular Biology

News Release


University of Oregon receives $10.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to launch a systems biology research and education center.

Funded by the NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), the center will include 12 UO researchers from four institutes and four departments. Karen Guillemin, of the Institute of Molecular Biology, will head the facility.

Guillemin Lab

META Center of Systems Biology

News Release


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