Oregon State University

Graduate School

Biochemistry and Biophysics


Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

CBEE, Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR 97331

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D., M.A.; M.S.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The graduate program in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University grants primarily PhD degrees, but also offers thesis and nonthesis Masters degrees. We offer a broad range of research topics through the faculty within the department, those associated with the Linus Pauling Institute, and Affiliate faculty from other departments thoughout the OSU campus. Research interests of the faculty in the graduate program include cancer biology, aging, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease), heart and spinal cord development and disease, mouse transgenics, atherosclerosis, protein and nucleic acid structure and function, DNA modification and epigenetics, cell signaling, oxidative stress, micronutrients, bioinformatics, and biosensors. The department is one of fourteen academic departments in the College of Science. Research in the department is supported by over $2.5 million dollars annually from external grants. The department is well equipped with research facilities that include confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, X-ray crystallography, NMR, mass spectrometry, analytical centrifugation, and computational resources, and is additionally supported through facilities in the Environmental Health Sciences Center and the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing.

Oregon State University is a broadly based public institution enrolling about 22,000 students. It is one of eleven U.S. universities holding both Land Grant and Sea Grant status. Accordingly, the university has developed strong programs in agriculture, oceanography, forestry, and the sciences. The main campus is located in Corvallis, a college-oriented city of about 50,000 people in the lush Willamette Valley. Corvallis is a short drive from both the Oregon Coast and the snow-capped Cascade mountains.


Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities, Commission on Colleges and Universities

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: A need-based grant is available to deserving students who are admitted and enrolled in a part- or full-time program of study offered through OSU Extended Campus. Degree-seeking Extended Campus students may be eligible for federal and state financial aid.

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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