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January 31, 2019

Oregon academy to honor UO biologist for zebrafish research

UO biologist Chuck Kimmel will receive the inaugural lifetime achievement award from the Oregon Academy of Sciences on Feb. 23.

July 14, 2015

John H. Postlethwait

“Wrecks of Ancient Life”: Genetic Variants Vetted by Natural Selection

January 23, 2015

Biologist, John Postlethwait, Recipient of George W. Beadle Award

John Postlethwait is recognized for his outstanding contributions to genetics.  The Genetics Society of America has selected Dr. Postlethwait for prestigious award named for Nobel laureate and geneticist.

Genetics Society of America news release

Postlethwait Lab

September 18, 2014

John Postlethwait awarded grant to study drug development

Biology professor, John Postlethwait, recently received a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the NIH to speed the discovery of new treatments for human diseases.

News article

Postlethwait lab

June 25, 2014

UO team of evolutionary biologists studying ancient proteins has turned speculation into experiment

Researchers Joe Thornton, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, and Mike Harms, Institute of Molecular Biology, resurrect an ancient ancestor of an important human protein.

Article in Nature

Thornton Lab

Harms Lab

February 6, 2014

Tom Stevens elected AAAS Fellow

Tom Stevens, who holds a Philip H. Knight professorshipin the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been selected for his contributions in cell biology, particularly for insights into the molecular mechanisms governing protein trafficking in the eukaryotic secretory pathway.

Stevens Lab

Award News

February 5, 2014

Archived News Stories

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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