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School of Molecular Biosciences

Molecular Biosciences can be viewed as a dynamic continuum in which approaches derived from chemistry, physics and biology are utilized to address the fundamental mechanisms of living things. The School of Molecular Biosciences offers exciting opportunities for students to explore a wide range of future career paths in the life sciences. More->

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SMB News and Announcements

  • Congratulations to Dr. Steven Roberts as his Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Breakthrough Award was recommended for funding!

    Jun 23, 2015
    The Department of Defense (DoD) office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) has informed Steve Roberts that the Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Breakthrough Award - Funding Level 1 application he submitted is recommended for funding. The application was entitled “Synthetic Lethality between APOBEC-Induced DNA Damage and Base Excision Repair Inhibition as a Treatment Strategy for Breast Cancer”
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  • Congratulations Raven Symone Conyers

    May 21, 2015

    Congratulations to undergraduate researcher Raven Symone Conyers who was one of 15 national students who secured travel funding from the Genetics Society of America (GSA) to attend the 20th annual international C. elegans meeting at UCLA in June 2015. Raven works in the lab of Dr. Jenny Watts studying fat metabolism and aging.

  • Grant Funding News!

    Apr 17, 2015
    Good news on the funding front, as four significant new research grants have been awarded to SMB faculty in the last few weeks. Drs. Susan Wang and Eric Shelden will be receiving funding from the NSF. Dr. Pat Hunt will receive a new RO1 grant from the NIH and Dr. Jon Oatley’s NIH renewal RO1 application has also been funded. To learn more about these research projects, visit

  • Congratulation to Drs. Cynthia Cooper and Susan Wang!

    Mar 23, 2015
    Congratulation to Drs. Cynthia Cooper and Susan Wang in being promoted to associate professor with tenure. Dr. Cooper is based in Vancouver and is researching melanocyte functions using the zebrafish model organism. Dr. Wang is on the Pullman campus and studies enzymes required by some organisms for antibiotic biosynthesis.

  • 2015 Albert M. Kligman Travel Fellowship

    Mar 05, 2015

    Dr. Sho Hiroyasu, a post-doctoral researcher in the lab of Jonathan Jones, has been awarded a 2015 Albert M. Kligman Travel Fellowship to attend the annual meeting of the Society of Investigative Dermatology in May in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to the fellowship, Dr. Hiroyasu has been invited to give a minisymposium talk at the meeting. His presentation will be entitled ‘Collagen XVII regulates actin dynamics and traction forces in motile keratinocytes’.

    More information on the 2015 SID Annual Meeting may be found here

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