Beaver Genome Project

Oregon State will begin sequencing the genome of the American Beaver. Some IB undergrads are helping with the project.

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Previously unknown flea genus and species discovered in fossilized dominican amber

George Poinar has identified a strange fossilized flea that he believes is 20-30 million years old.

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PhD students receive prestigious NSF awards to address global challenges

IB grad students Caroline Glidden and Holland Elder will use their NSF fellowships to study conservation of lions and coral reefs, respectively.

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Frogs Have Evolved with Changing Environments to Resist Common Pesticides

Andrew Blaustein's research shows frogs may have the ability to develop pesticide resistance through phenotypic plasticity.

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Record year for research funding

The College of Science received more than $26 million in research grants in fiscal year 2014-15. IB's Bruce Menge/PISCO, Patrick DeLeenheer, and Rebecca Terry are recogized for their grants.

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First-Ever Salamander in Amber Found in Caribbean

George Poinar says the discovery is "especially unexpected, because today no salamanders, even living ones, have ever been found in that region."

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Science students receive more than $2 million in scholarships

Lorraine "Mamo" Waianuhea, sophomore in biology, is one of 24 students to receive a SURE Science Scholarship to conduct a research project.

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College of Science iMPACT Spring 2015

The latest edition features several IB stories: new professor of mathematics & IB Patrick De Leenheer, OSAC, PISCO's research, recent graduate Claire Ostertag-Hill, alumna Megan Cook, a spotlight on Jane Lubchenco, and George Poinar's research on ancient specimens preserved in amber.

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IB hosts annual graduation breakfast

Graduates and their families gathered in the Cordley Hall Courtyard for the annual graduation breakfast celebrating graduates in Biology, Zoology, and Botany and Plant Pathology. Faculty and advisors met parents, congratulated the grads, and mingled with the crowd.

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The Amber Sarcophagus: Dinosaurs, Disease, and Drugs—and the Scientist Behind Jurassic Park

George Poinar's research in the 1980s sparked the idea for Jurassic Park. But he's quick to point out that the real monsters of prehistory are often overlooked.

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