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Southern Oregon University


The SOU Biology Department has an outstanding array of resources for an undergraduate institution of its size.  They provide exceptional opportunities for student research and education.  These include:


SOU Biotechnology Center

A state-of-the-art equipped research lab for molecular analyses including DNA sequencing and protein purification

SOU Herbarium

An important research collection of plant specimens with a focus on the diverse Klamath-Siskiyou region

Scanning Electron Microscope

A Hitachi S-2100 with nanometer resolution

The Deer Creek Field Center

Our new 850 acre field station at the edge of the Wild and Scenic Illinois River

Museum of Vertebrate Natural History

A valuable resource for both education and research

Insect Museum

The second-largest collection of insects in Oregon

Cadaver Lab

An important resource for providing valuable hands-on experience for pre-health professionals


With both a teaching collection and research facilities

The Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion

The complex and diverse field site out our back door, which includes the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument


To find out more aobut how we use these resources, please visit our research page, or individual faculty members' pages.