College of Veterinary Medicine

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

  • Leanne Whitmore Receives a FASEB MARC Travel Award

    Oct 23, 2014
    Congratulations to Leanne Whitmore, a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Ping Yi, who has received a prestigious Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Travel Award to attend the International Society for Computational Biology’s Seventh Annual RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics from November 9-14, 2014 in San Diego, CA.  These NIH-sponsored awards are meant to promote the entry of students, post doctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists in national and international conferences.  See more at:

  • Dr. Mary Sanchez-Lanier selected for advising award

    Oct 22, 2014
    Congratulations to Professor Sanchez-Lanier for receiving top honors from the Washington State University Academic Advising Association.  Read more here.

  • Professor Patricia Hunt Awarded the Zoetis Veterinary Research Excellence Award

    Oct 06, 2014
    Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Hunt, a Professor in the School of Molecular Biosciences, who has been awarded the 2014 Zoetis Veterinary Research Excellence Award from the College of Veterinary Medicine at WSU in recognition of her outstanding research accomplishments.  The award is given to faculty who have made significant contributions to research that benefits veterinary medicine.  Dr. Hunt will be presented with the award and also give a talk on her research at the CVM Research Symposium Banquet, which will be on October 30, 2014.   More information about the award and previous CVM recipients can be found on:

  • Associate Professor Weihang Chai receives $1.45 million grant from NIH

    Sep 17, 2014
    Congratulations to Weihang Chai for receiving a $1.45 million grant from the National Institute of Health.  The grant will study the role of the CST protein complex in preserving genome stability.  Read more about the award here.

Upcoming Events & Seminars

  • Jan 29, 2015 12:10 PM

    Eating from the Rainbow - Why and How Plants Make Phytochemicals
    Presented by
    Dr. Mark Lange
    January 29, 2015
    BLS 402

  • Feb 02, 2015 02:10 PM

    SMB Seminar Series
    Jewel C. LeValley
    Knockdown of RON receptor kinase delays but does not prevent tumor progression while enhancing HGF/MET signaling in pancreatic cancer cell lines
    12:10 PM
    BLS 402

  • Feb 09, 2015 02:10 PM

    SMB Monday Seminar Series
    Laura R.H. Ahlers
    The Chromatin Regulator DMAP1 Modulates Activity of the Nuclear Factor kB (NF-kB) Transcription Factor Relish in the Drosophila Innate Immune Response
    2:10 pm
    BLS 402

  • Feb 12, 2015 12:10 PM

    Repairing Damaged Nucleosomes with Cell Extracts
    Presented by
    Dr. John Hinz
    February 22, 2015
    BLS 402

  • Feb 19, 2015 12:10 PM

    A Unique Viral IFN Antagonist with Multiple Cellular Targets of Interference
    Presented by
    Dr. Michelle Hardy
    February 19, 2015
    BLS 402

  • Feb 26, 2015 12:10 PM

    Cardiovascular Adaptation in Large to Small Hibernators:
    Bears to Ground Squirrels
    Presented by
    Dr. Lynne Nelson
    February 26, 2015
    BLS 402     

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