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Biology Through Numbers

Through the Biological Informatics and Genomics (BIG) initiative, Oregon State is building expertise to apply the latest research results to human health, agricultural crops and other pressing needs. Each new faculty member combines experience in biology, math and computational science.

Gut Check

Thousands of species of bacteria, viruses and fungi live on and in our bodies. Microorganisms teem in every pore and crevice, from mouth to stomach to intestines to colon.

Julie Greenwood

Julie Greenwood leads a team of undergrads and graduate students delving into the biochemical cross-talk — how proteins affect cell movement, how cells respond — between cells and the environment. Their hope is to contribute to an effective treatment for the disease.