Loening Secures NSF Research Support

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 Regulation
Asia Wooten BA ?20 and Zafar Ali BA ?20.

Senior Speakers: Asia Wooten BA ’20 and Zafar Ali BA ’20

The two outstanding students addressed their classmates at the 2020 virtual commencement.
graphic art logo design of a diamond with the letters GEM. next to the diamond is the word STEM. ...

SLS Awards 2020 - Outstanding Student Organization

Gender Minorities in STEM is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Student Organization Award.

Funding for discoveries in gene regulation

The 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.”
BCMB anniversary

BCMB program celebrates 30 years

30th anniversary of the BCMB program

Biology Professor’s Inspiring Scientific American Essay

“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.
Nikolaus Loening

NSF Grants Second Consecutive Award to Dr. Loening

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.

Talia Lichtenberg BA ’20 Named 2019 Goldwater Scholar

Talia 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.
Grace Mehlhaff BA '16, on assignment as an education volunteer in Namibia.

Lewis & Clark Among Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Schools

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 in her lab.

New Biology Grant Provides for More Faculty-Student Research

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.

Simran Handa BA '19

Simran Handa BA ’19 Awarded Healthline-NORD Scholarship

Healthline, in partnership with the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), has awarded scholarships to four undergraduates nationally who have demonstrated dedication to the advancement against a rare or chronic disease. Handa talks about her win and why she’s drawn to the field.  
Simran Handa BA ?19 works with Greg Hermann, professor of biology and department chair,  on his c...

A STEM Program Blooms

Lewis & Clark creates pathways to success for first-generation college students interested in science and math.

NSF Invests in Lewis & Clark to Diversify the Science Teacher Pipeline

Recruiting and preparing a workforce of K–12 science and math teachers for an increasingly diverse group of students is crucial to improving science education. A new $125,000 National Science Foundation grant to Lewis & Clark will help to fund its STEM Teacher Pathways Project.

Science Illustration Workshop

Are you interested in learning how to draw different types of plants, bugs, and mammals? Do you have an interest in exploring how to tie together the arts and sciences? Then a Scientific Illustration workshop is for you! A Scientific Illustrator will be visiting campus the weekend of April 7-9 to lead three Workshops. If you are interested and want to sign up for one of these sessions, or want to learn more, click here!


Thank you to SAAB, the Biology Department & the Watzek Library for supporting this event.

New Senior Project Site

Today Watzek Library is launching the new and improved Senior Projects site. The site contains electronic theses and studio art capstone images submitted to Watzek Library over the past several years.

NIH supports Wormland, too

NIH AREA Award to Dr. Greg Hermann’s research program
Professor of Biology Greg Hermann and Beverly Rabbitts '06 microinject a worm to alter its gene e...

National Science Foundation Invests (Again) in “Wormland”

Biology professor Greg Hermann has been awarded a nearly half-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation, his third NSF grant since joining Lewis & Clark. His three-year project on the development of lysosome-related organelles in nematodes will engage between 25 and 55 undergraduates each year in mentored, investigative, and original research.

From left: Sasha Bishop, Research Associate Pamela Zobel-Thropp, Associate Professor of Biology G...

Recent Grad Wins Big Researching Small Spiders

Sasha Bishop BA ’15 has been awarded first place in a highly competitive poster presentation session held by the International Congress of Arachnology, which draws nearly 400 students from around the world to compete and share original research. Bishop heads to the University of Michigan this fall to pursue her PhD in biodiversity. 

Students Offer Up Science for Lunch

Putting their summers to good use, Lewis & Clark’s Rogers Science fellows will present their research findings to their professors and peers at a weekly ‘Brown Bag’ session. While the program is open specifically to students of math and science, the skills they develop—tenacity, creative thinking, and strong presentation skills—are valuable across all fields of study.

Discovering Berlin

Lewis & Clark launches its first overseas study program to Berlin, with a special focus on attracting science students.
Eve Lowenstein B.A. '16

Eve Lowenstein ’16 Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Eve Lowenstein B.A. ’16 is one of just 252 scholars selected from a field of 1,150 students nominated by 415 institutions nationwide. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships are widely considered the preeminent awards for undergraduates preparing for science careers. Irene Duba B.A. ’16 garnered an honorable mention. 

Owen Phillips '16

Summer student research: Designing crystallographic labs

Owen Phillips ’16 is working with Professor of Chemistry Louis Kuo to design exciting lab assignments for chemistry students, while also studying crystals. He reflects on this experience in the following Q&A.

Intern Profile: Zoe Bostick BA ’14

Meet Zoe Bostick B.A. ’14, a biochemistry major and intern with OHSU’s Banker Lab.

Intern Profile: Keean Kondo ’15

Meet Keean Kondo ’15, a biochemistry and molecular biology major and intern in Professor Arlen Johnson’s lab at the University of Texas. 
Sam Shugart '15

Students earn grant to promote global peace

For the eighth year in a row, Lewis & Clark students have earned a competitive grant from philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis’s 100 Projects for Peace Initiative. Over the summer, project leaders Nway Khine ’15 and Sam Shugart ’15, along with Katie Schirmer ’17 and Ira Yeap ’14, will teach English to orphans in Taunggyi, Myanmar.

L&C Collaborative Research

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new web site, profiling student-faculty research and creative activities at the College of Arts & Sciences. In addition to fostering awareness of these activities, we hope the projects on this site will spark the interests of students and encourage them to pursue the many opportunities available for student research at Lewis & Clark.
Colin Gavin ?15

Three students honored with Goldwater science awards

Colin Gavin ’15, Sarah Lowenstein ’15, and Keira Roberts ’15 received prestigious scholarships for their exceptional work in the sciences. The three students are among the 283 recipients of Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships this spring, selected from a field of 1,166 applicants nationwide.

Olin chemistry labs construction

Construction updates for Olin Science Center
Biochemistry/molecular biology major James Miyasaki (?13) and chemistry major Stephen Kubota ('13...

Chemistry students present research at national meeting

L&C students present at the American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans.

Alumnus receives competitive Gates Cambridge scholarship

Isaac Holeman B.A. ’09 is the first Lewis & Clark alumnus to receive a highly competitive, full-cost Gates Cambridge Scholarship for study at the University of Cambridge.

Biochemistry faculty member wins award for outstanding mentorship

Greg Hermann, biochemistry faculty member, and department chair of biology, received an award for his exceptional mentorship in biology. The Council on Undergraduate Research(CUR) recently awarded him the 2012 Outstanding Mentor Award in Biology.
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Chemistry Tuajuanda Jordan

Lewis & Clark receives $1 million for science education

Improving the quality of science education is a top national priority, as seen in President Obama’s commitment to prepare 100,000 new science, technology, engineering, and math teachers in the next decade. Now Lewis & Clark will be an integral part of this challenge, with the receipt of a $1 million grant to improve the quality of K-12 science education in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.