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- NEWSStudent-faculty collaborative researchFaculty researchThe two outstanding students addressed their classmates at the 2020 virtual commencement.Professor of Chemistry Nikolaus Loening was awarded a three-year National Science Foundation research grant for his project, RUI: Exploring the Structural Basis of Dynein RegulationThe M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has awarded funding to Dr. Sharon Torigoe for her proposed research project, “Molecular mechanisms of transcription regulation in pluripotent stem cells.”30th anniversary of the BCMB program“In my own lab, I have witnessed a powerful impact on students when they look directly into the zebrafish brain for the first time. It opens a window of curiosity that can inspire undergraduate scientists, who will ultimately develop new approaches and become the next generation of cutting-edge researchers,” Weissman writes in Scientific American. Read the whole essay.Dr. Nikolaus Loening, Professor of Chemistry and Director of the BCMB Program, is the recipient of a second consecutive Research Opportunity Award (ROA) from the National Science Foundation.Student research presentationsTalia Lichtenberg BA ’20 is the recipient of a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the preeminent award for undergraduates in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics. A native of West Linn, Oregon, Talia is majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology with the intent of pursuing a PhD in molecular biology, specializing in Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative diseases.For the seventh time in the last 10 years, the Peace Corps this week named Lewis & Clark to the agency’s 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. Nine Lewis & Clark alumni currently volunteer worldwide. Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, nearly 400 Lewis & Clark alumni have served overseas.
Assistant Professor of Biology Norma Velazquez-Ulloa has been awarded a competitive New Investigator grant from the Medical Research Foundation, funded by OHSU. With the funding, she will continue her research: identifying genes that mediate the effects of developmental nicotine exposure.