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Natural Sciences

Our science departments are committed to creating and disseminating new knowledge in their fields by combining research and teaching, a principle devised by Wilhelm von Humboldt in the early 1800s, and followed by research universities today throughout the world.

Our 200 faculty members — including fellows of many learned societies and academies — are engaged in research that spans a broad range from the basic to the applied, from questions about the foundations of quantum mechanics, to the development of cancer cells and the workings of the brain, to work that results in the spin-off of high-technology companies. They share their excitement about their research with their students, training them to become part of the next generation of scientists who will push the frontiers of human knowledge.


Six CAS graduate students are awarded the Raymund Fellows.
2021-2022 Raymund Fellows
UO chemists have developed a blueprint for PI3K and identified where a critical regulatory protein ...
A UO researcher is part of a team that is uncovering the blueprint for an enzyme known to cause cancer. Above: an illustration of a cancer cell.
A team of three UO faculty members and one undergraduate student are creating a new, innovative ...
The UO is using a new approach to teaching Arabic that allows students more flexibility
Nayeon Kim believes there is benefit to society in reducing the prison terms of people of color and ...
Nayeon Kim