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Department of Microbiology

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The Department of Microbiology, in the Colleges of Science and Agricultural Sciences, is one of the oldest departments at Oregon State University. We explore microbial communities in aquatic environments as diverse as coral reefs and the deep ocean, bacterial communication and how microbiomes evolve and function. We study microbes that are beneficial, as well as those that affect the health of humans, other animals and plants. Through our undergraduate majors in Microbiology and BioHealth Sciences, we graduate over 200 students annually who are prepared for careers in the health fields, research, academia and industry. In addition, we offer a complete graduate curriculum with about 35 students enrolled in Ph.D and Master's degree programs.

Upcoming Events

Integrative Biology Seminar - Dr. Jay Pearson, Duke University

Race-Ethnicity, Poverty, Urban Stressors and Telomere Length in a Detroit Community-Based Sample Dr. Pearson hails from rural North Carolina and is a...

11/30 4pm
Erin Abernethy - Integrative Biology PhD Defense Seminar

Explorations into who is doing freshwater science and how we are altering waterscapes

12/2 10am
Will Fennie - Integrative Biology PhD Defense Seminar

"Grow fast or die young: Influence of ocean conditions and larval growth on patterns of selective mortality and settlement variability of rockfishes"

12/4 10am
Paul Snyder - Integrative Biology PhD Defense Seminar

"Effects of Diversity on Emerging Infectious Diseases of Amphibians"

12/4 12pm
Biochemistry and Biophysics Seminar - Dr. Karin Rodland, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Proteogenomic Insights into Cancer Prognosis and Drug Response

12/9 3pm

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