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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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Molecular Biosciences Graduate Program Handbook and Student Learning Outcomes
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SMB News and Announcements

  • SMB Graduate Student Estela Jauregui Wins Poster and Travel Awards

    Jun 30, 2016

    Estela Jauregui, an SMB graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Griswold garnered the Burroughs Wellcome Trainee Travel Award to attend the Society for Study of Reproduction (SSR) 2016 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, July 16 – 20, 2016.  Her poster presentation abstract earned the 2016 Lalor Foundation Merit Award and will be finalist among poster presenters.  More information can be found at the SSR 2016 Annual Meeting website (http://www.ssr.org/16Meeting).


  • Konkel Garners $1.9M in NIH Funding for Five-year Study

    Jun 30, 2016

    Congratulations to SMB Professor Dr. Mike Konkel for landing a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the way the pathogen Campylobacter jejuni infects intestinal cells leading to gastroenteritis. The Konkel lab discovered two proteins, termed CiaC and CiaD, that allows for bacterial-host cell invasion. Continued funded research will characterize how these proteins act on host-cell signaling pathways and ultimately cause disease.  Infection with Campylobacter is a leading cause of bacterial intestinal disease in both the US and other countries.  You can access Dr. Konkel’s SMB faculty page (http://www.smb.wsu.edu/faculty-trainees-and-staff/faculty/michael-konkel) for more information on his research program.


  • Graduate wins prestigious biomedical imaging award

    Jun 22, 2016

    Congratulations to SMB alumna Adriana Lippy for garnering 2016 BioImage Award for Medical Education. After graduating from WSU, Adriana worked for Seattle non-profit research institute then studied medical illustration at the University of Dundee. Adriana is currently working at the Fred Hutchinson Institute while doing freelance illustration work.

    http://cahid.dundee.ac.uk/news/graduate-wins-prestigious-biomedical-imaging-award
    http://bca.org/gallery/bioimages2016.html


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Upcoming Events & Seminars

  • Jul 11, 2016

    Ph.D. Candidate in Molecular Biosciences
    Kellie Agrimson
    will present her defense seminar entitled
    "Investigating the Role of Retinoic Acid During the Onset of Spermatogenesis in the Mouse Testis"
    BLS 402
    9:10 AM
    THIS SEMINAR IS IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE AND WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A FORMAL MEETING OF FACULTY AND THESIS COMMITTEE IN BLS 201

    All graduate students are encouraged to attend this seminar.

  • Jul 15, 2016

    Candidate in Professional Science Master's Degree (PSM) in Molecular Biosciences

    Charisma Jenkins
    will present a seminar entitled
    "Addressing Challenges During a Transition to Next-Generation Sequencing in a Clinical Genomics Laboratory"
    1:00 PM

    BLS 301

  • Aug 19, 2016
    SMB Annual Retreat
    Friday August 19, 2016
    Lewis Alumni Center

    Register
    Agenda


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