UO Research Institutes and Departments

Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEĀ²)
The Institute of Ecology and Evolution, established in 2002 (formerly the Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology CEEB), promotes and facilitates research and graduate education in ecology and evolutionary biology. The center encourages scientific interactions among its members and between members and the wider academic community.

Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB)
The University of Oregon offers a wide variety of research and training opportunities in contemporary molecular, structural, cellular, and developmental biology. IMB fosters research and training in contemporary biology at the molecular level by bringing scientists from biology, chemistry, and physics into a common intellectual and physical space.

Institute of Neuroscience (ION)
The Institute of Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary research group of scientists, with faculty and students drawn from the departments of Biology, Psychology, and Human Physiology. Our laboratories offer graduate and postdoctoral training in the neurosciences with projects that address the development of the nervous system to human cognitive processes.

Biology Department
The Biology Department at the University of Oregon offers expertise and research opportunities in a wide range of disciplines including Neuroscience, Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology, Evolution, Ecology, and Marine Biology.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
The University of Oregon Chemistry and Biochemistry Department has a long history of excellence in teaching and research in diverse branches of Chemistry. Research advances made here have made significant contributions to many areas of Chemistry and beyond, including Biochemistry, materials and nanoscience, chemical physics, molecular synthesis, medicinal chemistry, optics and spectroscopy, and theoretical chemistry. State-of-the-art science facilities make the Department a unique center for both undergraduate and graduate studies in Chemistry.

Psychology Department
The Psychology Department has approximately 30 full time faculty members. This size allows the department to function "as a whole" rather than as a set of insulated areas. Thus there are no rigid boundaries between biological, cognitive, developmental, personality, and clinical psychology. We are very fortunate to have a tradition of research collaboration and intellectual communities that brings students and researchers together across traditional boundaries.

Human Physiology Department
The Human Physiology Department prepares students for careers in biomedical research, medicine, and other health professions using multidisciplinary training in biological, physical, and chemical science.