University of Oregon

Marine Biology Major

The University of Oregon offers a rigorous undergraduate major in Marine Biology. Students receive solid training in modern biology for the first two years, then spend at least three terms in residence at OIMB.

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Graduate Studies

Ph.D. and M.S. degrees offered through the University of Oregon include specialized course work and research. Graduate students affiliated with OIMB laboratories work locally, up and down the Pacific Coast, and in deep-water habitats throughout the world.

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Visiting Scientists

OIMB is well equipped to support visiting scientists as well as visiting classes from other institutions. Housing, office and laboratory space are offered at reasonable rates, and most lab and field equipment is available to qualified visitors. OIMB is a regular field-trip stop for numerous inland universities, some of which teach month-long courses on the OIMB campus.

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Assistant Professor Opening

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology ( and the Department of Biology ( at the University of Oregon invite applications for a tenure-track (Assistant Professor) position in marine biology based at OIMB in Charleston, Oregon. Individuals whose research interests are appropriate for a marine laboratory and whose teaching interests would add breadth to our Marine […]

OIMB Research at Lough Hyne, Ireland

OIMB Research at Lough Hyne, Ireland

Cynthia Trowbridge, 6 American students, and her British and Irish colleagues are in their final week of collaborative research at Europe’s first marine reserve at Lough Hyne, Co. Cork, Ireland. The group participated in the annual Heritage Week “touch tank” event as well as many other cultural or historical events. Follow the group’s activities through […]

Sea Stars in Trouble

Sea star wasting syndrome (SWS) has hit Oregon’s sea stars hard this past April and May (2014). Researchers and students at OIMB and ODFW have seen the number of sea stars disintegrating, displaying lesions, and discarding arms increase substantially within Coos Bay and both inter- and subtidally on our outer coast. Sea star wasting syndrome […]

OIMB on Research Cruise with Submersible Alvin

OIMB students and faculty are currently participating in deep-sea research on the Research Vessel Atlantis in the Gulf of Mexico. Using the deep submergence vehicle Alvin and the autonomous underwater vehicle Sentry, they are exploring cold methane seeps in the Gulf of Mexico at depths as great as 3500m (about two miles down). The first […]