The Columbia Sportswear CEO directs the donation to genomics research using zebrafish.
The money will support the university’s fish breeding facilities, buy new instruments and expand genomics laboratories, the UO said.
Boyle is beefing up a research area in which the UO initially built its reputation, helping it win admittance to the elite American Association of Universities.
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Boyle said the donation could lead to more collaboration between Oregon State, Portland State and Oregon Health & Science University,” according to the Portland Business Journal.