Tim Boyle donates $10M to University of Oregon

The Columbia Sportswear CEO directs the donation to genomics research using zebrafish.

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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.

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