Impact and Curiosity Come to Life

The Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact

Fuding Lin, Design of Experiment

The Science of Coffee

While enrolled in the Design of Experiment course last Fall term, students from the Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program explored the science brewing in every cup of coffee thanks to the vision of Fuding Lin and a local Eugene coffee shop.

Explore the DOE Coffee Experiment


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Knight Campus already becoming a hub of activity

Vice President and Executive Director Robert Guldberg shares an update on programming, construction and partnerships.

Fall 2019 Update from the Executive Director



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The Knight Campus Strategic Plan

The plan lays out key priorities and areas of scientific focus, outlining the ideological foundation of the Knight Campus in detail.

View the Strategic Plan



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Guldberg named NAI 2019 Fellow

Knight Campus Executive Director Robert Guldberg's prowess as an internationally renowned researcher and entrepreneur in regenerative medicine has earned him the distinction of being selected as a 2019 fellow to the National Academy of Inventors. 

Advancing Society with Science


Knight Campus building taking shape

From cutting-edge labs and classrooms to collaborative open spaces to elements that incorporate and highlight the natural environment — take an early peek at what the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact will look like via this guided virtual tour.

Inside the Knight Campus 

Oregon's Combined Strengths
Leveraging the expertise of an entire state and region

In Oregon, we’re combining strengths with Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University to make a positive impact on society.

A Future of Collaborations

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Knight Campus gift supports diversity among scientists

Undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds were recently awarded Knight Campus research scholarships. The awards are part of the SCORE Program and provide a foot in the laboratory door for those interested in performing research.

Meet the SCORE Students

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New Knight Campus bioengineer advances bone repair research

Just as Marian Hettiaratchi begins her new job at the Knight Campus, a research project that lays the groundwork for her UO lab has landed in a major journal.

Explore Marian's Research

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Knight Campus MIIP
Learn at the speed of Industry

The Master’s Industrial Internship Program allows you to gain experience and insight into industrial and national lab research & development while earning your master’s degree. By building a marketable technical skill set and learning the ins and outs of professional skills, our program is unrivaled in launching the careers of scientists and engineers.

Explore the Possibilities

Watch the latest Distinguished Lecture

The director of OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute, Dr. Brian Druker, presented research that led to a highly successful therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia.




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Big data fights disease

UO, OHSU have teamed up to combat cancer and other diseases with a joint center in biomedical data science. The partnership has inspired Columbia Sportswear CEO, Tim Boyle, and his wife, Mary, to gift $10 million to the new research center.

Discover the Partnership

Explore the Boyles' Generosity


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Career acceleration

The Knight Campus will provide cutting-edge professional development and training for students.

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Faculty Affiliation

UO faculty who want to be engaged with the Knight Campus' collaborative and interdisciplinary approach can apply for affiliation.

Explore the Affiliation Program


Construction and traffic

Construction on the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is ramping up. You can track progress on a webcam and read traffic updates.  

Construction Updates

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Knight Campus Videos

Undergraduate Research at the Knight Campus

Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholar recipient, Emily Niebergall, is taking on her own independent research project with the help of a mentor to guide her every step of the way.

Imatinib as a Paradigm of Targeted Cancer Therapies

Dr. Brian Druker, director of OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute, discussed how he spearheaded the highly successful clinical trials of Imatinib for chronic myeloid leukemia.

Could Humans Someday Regrow Limbs?

Bob Guldberg explores his research on regenerative medicine and shares insights from his career translating new medical devices into improved patient care.


OHSU and UO partnership

To further catalyze discovery and scientific impact, senior leaders at OHSU and UO are leading efforts to increase partnerships among faculty at both institutions. Three areas are currently being explored: research collaborations, educational programs, and administrative policies.

Explore the Partnership

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A class on how to design experiments used coffee to help teach the scientific method

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, co-founder of FactCheck.org, will speak March 11 in the EMU

The conversation on Feb. 21 will examine recruitment, inclusion, culture in STEM programs

Applications are due Jan. 31 for those seeking associate and affiliate memberships

Marian Hettiaratchi aims to create a synthetic material that will enhance bone repair

The Knight Campus is making connections around the region, state and nation

Check out this guided tour of the 160,000-square-foot building set to open this summer

Robert Guldberg is the second UO professor named a fellow in the organization

The banks have been restored and landscaping continues along the waterway