Knight Campus Videos

Knight Campus Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Therapeutic Opportunities in Glycoscience
April 2021

Carolyn Bertozzi discussed how her research in glycoscience could lead to new therapeutic strategies.


Knight Campus Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Mapping the Worldwide Research, Innovation, and Diffusion Activity of CRISPR
March 2021

Dr. Samantha Zyontz discussed how CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) has profoundly influenced innovation in a range of applications around the world. Her analysis of CRISPR academic articles, patents, companies, and clinical trials highlights an explosion of innovative related activities since the technology’s introduction.


Building on the Code: How Genetic Technologies Benefit Biomedical Research and Human Health

Knight Campus Virtual Event
February 22, 2021

The Knight Campus held a virtual event with Wayne Morse Chair Françoise Baylis about the many benefits genetic technologies are having on today’s biomedical research and what promises it holds for human health. Dr. Baylis was joined by panelists Calin Plesa (Assistant Professor, Knight Campus), Shoukhrat Mitalipov (Professor and Director of the Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy, OHSU), and Chris Gemmiti (Executive Director of Technical Operations, CRISPR Therapeutics) for a dynamic conversation followed by audience Q & A.


Knight Campus Virtual Grand Opening

Science Advancing Society
December 2, 2020

The University of Oregon celebrated a major milestone in the history of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact with the official opening of its first state-of-the-art building.


Knight Campus Opening Breakout Session

Discovery and Translation
December 2, 2020

Whether it’s with 3D-printed patient-specific implants, implantable screws with built-in sensors to monitor healing, or a molecule to combat macular degeneration, the Knight Campus charts a new course for the UO. In this breakout discussion, learn more about how the Knight Campus is helping people while cultivating the next generation of scientists with a novel, experiential approach.


Knight Campus Opening Breakout Session

Academic Programming
December 2, 2020

In this breakout discussion, learn how the Knight Campus’ combination of technical training and an emphasis in entrepreneurship, career development and communication define its academic programs and position students for success.


Knight Campus Opening Breakout Session

Ecosystem Ethos
December 2, 2020

Rooted in the University of Oregon’s 60-year history of interdisciplinary research, the Knight Campus is specifically designed to encourage a team-based, interactive approach to research. From day one, students and faculty are immersed in the unique culture of the campus, one that emphasizes the rapid translation of new procedures, medical devices or treatments.


Knight Campus Opening Breakout Session

Form Follows Function
December 2, 2020

This world class facility was designed to support the impact cycle, a foundational idea of the Knight Campus best represented by the concepts of discovery, development, and deployment. The building will be the home of discovery at the lab bench, the development of biomedical devices and therapies, and the deployment of new technologies to the marketplace.


Knight Campus Opening Breakout Session

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
December 2, 2020

Knight Campus faculty recruited from around the world have launched three start-up companies, moving new technologies into the marketplace, where they can help make patients’ lives better. Learn how the Knight Campus speeds this approach to market.


Knight Campus Opening Breakout Session

Integrative Hub
December 2, 2020

In this breakout discussion, learn how the Knight Campus draws on existing strengths on campus to create a unique combination of technical training, entrepreneurship, career development and communication skills all aimed at making an impact.


Knight Campus Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Start-Up Campus: How to Translate Your Scientific Discovery to a Successful Product
October 2020

Dr. Michele Marcolongo, Drosdick Endowed Dean of the College of Engineering at Villanova University, gave the Knight Campus Fall 2020 Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, titled “Start-Up Campus: How to Translate Your Scientific Discovery to a Successful Product.” While commercialization is increasingly popular among academic faculty and researchers, the pathway to successful academic entrepreneurship is not well understood. In this presentation, guest speaker Michele Marcolongo discussed the roadmap for translating technology to product launch, as well as how to execute the necessary steps to create and launch a start-up company.


Knight Campus Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Regenerative Immunology – the Role of Technology Translation in Guiding Discovery
May 2020

Jennifer Elisseeff discussed regenerative immunology and the role of technology translation in guiding discoveries. She is currently working to understand the role of the immune system and cellular senescence in the biomaterial response and repair across different tissues. This new therapeutic target serves as the basis for the design of regenerative immunotherapies. 


Knight Campus Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

What if Electricity Were a Medicine? An Entrepreneur’s Journey from Scientific Discovery to Category Creation
February 13, 2020

Kate Rosenbluth shared the story of founding and building a growth startup from spin-out through product launch. 


Undergraduate Research Experience at the Knight Campus

The Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholars Program pairs promising undergraduates with research mentors — graduate students, postdocs, and faculty members — immersing them in a 12-month, comprehensive research experience in Knight Campus-affiliated labs. Undergraduate scholar recipient, Emily Neibergall, is taking on her own independent research project, with a mentor to guide her every step of the way.


Knight Campus Distinguished Lecture

Imatinib as a Paradigm of Targeted Cancer Therapies
October 7, 2019

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, which led to FDA approval of the drug in record time. 


Community Science Lecture

The Future is Here: Bioengineered Medical Devices and Regenerative Therapies
April 24, 2019

Bob Guldberg, Vice President and Executive Director of the Knight Campus, highlights his research on regenerative medicine and shares insights from his career translating new medical devices into improved patient care.


Community Science Lecture

Mind, Brain and Reality
April 17, 2018

David McCormick, director of the Institute of Neuroscience, explored how the human brain creates the reality in which our minds operate at a community presentation.


Engineer with Medical Flair

November 20, 2017

Robert Guldberg takes the helm of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact in the fall of 2018.


Community Science Lecture

A Spectrum of Promise: A multidisciplinary approach to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders
November 14, 2017

Laura Lee McIntyre, a professor in the University of Oregon's College of Education, gave a community presentation at the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts where she highlighted how early identification of developmental disorders can lead to promising intervention and prevention strategies.

Presentation Deck (24 MB) [PDF]


Impact and Curiosity Come to Life

October 27, 2017

The University of Oregon unveiled architectural renderings of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, revealing a singular design where impact and curiosity will come to life.


Community Science Lecture

Science at the Nexus of Life and Death
May 9, 2017

Knight Campus faculty fellow, Patrick Phillips, gave a community lecture at the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts where he discussed his research on aging and the challenges and opportunities created by the potential for prolonging human life.


UO, OHSU conversations

In a daylong summit last month at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, about 90 UO and OHSU researchers from a variety of disciplines brainstormed possible collaborations. Both institutions are currently developing major new research facilities thanks to unprecedented gifts from the same benefactor. UO President Michael Schill and OHSU President Joe Robertson spoke at the event.

Read More


Highlights of Legislative Hearings

Patrick Phillips, acting director of the Knight Campus, along with Karen Guillemin, professor of biology, and Jim Hutchison, UO Lokey-Harrington Chair in Chemistry, and doctoral students Susan Cooper and Michelle Sconce testified during informational hearings in Salem.

Patrick Phillips
Highlights from House Higher Education and Workforce Committee
March 23, 2017

Senate Business and Transportation Committee
May 1, 2017

Senate Education Committee
May 4, 2017

 

Karen Guillemin, professor of biology
House Higher Education and Workforce Committee
March 23, 2017

Jim Hutchison
Senate Business and Transportation Committee
May 1, 2017

Susan Cooper
Senate Business and Transportation Committee
May 1, 2017

Michelle Sconce, UO doctoral student
Senate Education Committee
May 4, 2017


The Future Starts Now

October 17, 2016

The University of Oregon is proud to introduce the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact—a game-changing initiative specifically designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation and beyond. The Knight Campus will reshape the higher education landscape in Oregon by training the next generation of scientists, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs, and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

Explore the Project