2014 Beckman Scholars Program
The UO Chemistry Department will be awarding prestigious Beckman Research Scholarships to qualifying undergraduate research students. 2014 Beckman Scholars Information

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2013 Chemistry Newsletter
The Department of Chemistry Newsletter is now available.
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Study Abroad TASSEP (TransAtlantic Science Student Exchange Program) is ideal for UO under-graduate science majors who wish to experience a year of studying and living in Europe.
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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Some of the most active areas of research at the University of Oregon are in the fields of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Research in these areas has been fostered by long-standing collaboration among chemists, biologists and physicists. The common theme in this research is developing an understanding of complex biological and biochemical problems at the molecular level. The interdisciplinary nature of the research has resulted in labs collaborating on combining traditional biochemistry, modern genetic techniques, together with sophisticated physical chemical approaches (x-ray crystallography, atomic force microscopy, etc.) as well as synthetic organic chemistry, to solve important but complex problems in the life sciences. Faculty in these areas have very close associations with the Institute of Molecular Biology and the Institute of Neuroscience.

Alice Barkan (biology)
Andy Berglund
Bruce A. Bowerman (biology)
Roderick A. Capaldi (biology)
Victoria J. DeRose
Karen Guillemin (biology)
Diane Hawley
Tory Herman (biology)
Eric Johnson (biology)
John F.W. Keana (emeritus)*
Andrew H. Marcus
Brad J. Nolen
Kenneth E. Prehoda
S. James Remington (physics)
Eric U. Selker (biology)
George F. Sprague (biology)
Tom Stevens
Peter H. von Hippel (emeritus, research active)*
Philip Washbourne (biology)

*Professor von Hippel continue to be research active and welcome postdoctoral applications, as well as applications from undergraduates interested in research.

*Professor Keana has retired from research and teaching activities but continues to serve as a medicinal chemistry/organic chemistry consultant for several small biopharmaceutical companies and several patent law firms.

Biochemistry/Molecular BiologyBioorganic/Medicinal Chemistry BiophysicsEnvironmental Chemistry
Inorganic/Organometallic ChemistryMaterials ChemistryOptics & SpectroscopyOrganic Synthesis
Physical ChemistryPolymer ChemistrySolid-State ChemistryStatistical Mechanics of Liquids and Complex Fluids
Surfaces & InterfacesTheoretical Chemical Physics