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Microbiologist Jerri Bartholomew elevates microbes to fine art

Bartholomew’s glasswork that fuses artistry with research is on exhibition in The Little Gallery in Kidder Hall from March 7 to April 8, 2022. A new fellowship invites scientist-artists to explore interdisciplinary projects.

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Microbiology student featured on Science Friday

Microbiology major Sarah Olson Michel shares summer science book recommendations on Ira Flatow's Science Friday show.

Saving Atlantis
Marine Science

Oregon State University-produced coral reef documentary now streaming worldwide

"Saving Atlantis" producers followed coral microbiologist Rebecca Vega Thurber and other researchers from Oregon State and around the world who are uncovering the causes of coral decline and looking to find solutions so they don’t completely disappear.

Scuba diver in reef

Film screening: Chasing Corals

Science faculty and students are hosting a screening of the movie Chasing Corals, followed by a panel of six OSU scientists specializing in coral reefs in hopes of educating people about what the future holds for these precious ecosystems and how to help.

Petri dishes with micro-biome artwork

Microbiomes: Connecting Communities

The Microbiomes: Connecting Communities exhibit is open to the public until May 12, and displays artwork by students and faculty/staff shaped by collaborations between art and microbiology.

Petri dishes with micro-biome artwork

Seeing the unseen: Where science and art converge

"Microbiomes: To See the Unseen" is a groundbreaking exhibit that brings art into one of the hottest areas of scientific research: the microbiome.

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The many faces of microbiology

The agar art submission of microbiology students has made it into the top 50 entries of the American Society of Microbiology's Agar Art Competition.

Jerri Bartholomew receiving samples in river

At the intersection of art and science

Jerri Bartholomew is a marine biologist and salmon researcher, head of the Department of Microbiology as well as a passionate artist.

Coral reef filled with fish and wildlife.
Marine Science

Coral reefs in crisis

A parasitic bacterium saps energy from corals.