Department of Chemistry
Oregon State University
153 Gilbert Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-2902
Native to Montana, George Neuhaus grew up in the small mountain town of Three Forks. After graduating in a class of sixty, George moved to Bend, OR and began his college career at Central Oregon Community College. Here, his love for chemistry blossomed during general chemistry, motivating him to move back to Montana to finish his Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry at the University of Montana. In Missoula, George worked on undergraduate research under Prof. Orion Berryman, which developed molecules that utilized halogen bonding to interact with anions and other Lewis bases.
Moving to Corvallis, OR to pursue a Ph.D. in organic chemistry allowed George to focus on his primary interest, utilizing natural products as a source for drug discovery. He has plans to screen both fungi and bacterial for novel antibiotic, antiviral, anticancer, and neuroactive compounds.
Outside of the lab, George enjoys hiking, scuba diving, snowboarding, and taking care of his animals: a dog, a cat, and a snake.