iMPACT Magazine: Spring 2016

Dean Sastry Pantula

Dean Sastry Pantula

Spring term brings a flurry of activities from lectures, conferences and events to grant deadlines and other responsibilities that pull our attention. But it also offers a time for reflection on what we have accomplished as the academic year quickly winds down. It is important to keep in mind why what we do matters. Another group of global leaders in science will be graduating soon.

The convergence of science is having an extraordinary impact that is larger than the sum of its parts. This is especially true in biohealth sciences, which represents a strategic opportunity in our College and where our faculty are leaders in fundamental and translational research. In this issue, we highlight the growing importance of the quantitative sciences in biohealth sciences. I am excited to share the outstanding work of our faculty, students and alumni to fight disease and promote human health.

Our College is making an impact on the quality of people’s lives through drug discovery, drug delivery and fundamental research at the intersection of biohealth and quantitative sciences. I am proud of our faculty successes, which are enhancing global excellence across science. We are committed to accelerating discovery and advancing understanding of biohealth sciences for a healthy people.

Faculty success is intertwined with student success: it attracts the best students from across the nation and the world to OSU, it provides opportunities for students to have transformative experiences, and it brings students to the forefront of research.

Recently, we recognized excellence in teaching and advising at our winter awards ceremony that you can read about here or online. Our faculty and students continue to receive national and international recognition for excellence in science. Finally, our fledgling undergraduate program in biohealth sciences is growing.

I hope you enjoy reading about the successes of our OneScience community. Thank you for your invaluable contributions to science and to our College.

All the best,

Sastry G. Pantula
Dean, College of Science

Spring 2016 stories


 
 
From ocean to human health

From ocean to human health

An interdisciplinary research team receives a 3-year NSF grant for $583K to study animal-microbe interactions to expand our understanding of the immune system’s evolution.

 
 
 
Meet alumnus Ramesh Krishnamurthy

Meet alumnus Ramesh Krishnamurthy

Hours after returning from a business trip to Africa to his home in Geneva, Switzerland, alumnus Ramesh Krishnamurthy (’00) boarded a flight for Oregon

 
Inspiration for generations

Inspiration for generations

Doc Storm arrived in Corvallis in 1939 to pursue his master’s degree in zoology and never left except for service in World War II

 
 
The Web of Biohealth Science

The Web of Biohealth Science

Biohealth science is a new name for one of the oldest disciplines, which encompasses human biology, microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology.

 
 
 
 
 
From dirt to drugs

From dirt to drugs

Chemist Sandra Loesgen’s lab studies fungi and bacteria found in dirt to find cures for diseases such as cancer.

 
Recycling for a better future

Recycling for a better future

Chemistry alumnus Steven Sloop (Ph.D., ’96) is at the forefront of global efforts to invent and commercialize a clean battery recycling technology.

 
 
Strategic Plan 2015-2020

Strategic Plan 2015-2020

After 20 months, we are excited to launch the College of Science Strategic Plan 2015-2020: LEAD—Learn, Engage, Achieve, Discover: Global Excellence in Science.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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