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 address 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

  • Oct 27, 2014 12:10 PM

    "The role of the Y chromosome in directing spermatogenesis"
    Dr. Monika Ward
    Institute for Biogenesis Research
    University of Hawaii
    October 27, 2014
    12:10pm - 1:30pm
    BLS 402

  • Oct 27, 2014 02:10 PM

    Diana Browning
    in conjunction with 2nd proposal presents a seminar:
    Development of Novel Insulated Foamy Retroviral Vectors for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Therapy
    BLS 402
    2:10 pm

  • Oct 27, 2014 02:35 PM

    SMB Seminar presented by
    Simon Newkirk
    Characterization of L1 transgenes with the endogenous 5’UTR promoter
    BLS 402
    2:35 pm

  • Oct 30, 2014 12:10 PM

    "The Role of DEAF1 in Autoimmune and Neurological Disorders"
    Dr. Mike Collard
    October 30, 2014
    BLS 402
    12:10pm - 1:00pm

  • Nov 03, 2014 12:10 PM

    "Maternal control of genomic imprint maintenance"
    Dr. Mellissa Mann
    November 3, 2014
    BLS 402

  • Nov 03, 2014 02:00 PM

    "Beyond Assessing Knowledge - Card sorting, Superheroes, and Moving Towards Measuring Biological Expertise among Undergraduates"
    Dr. Kimberly Tanner
    November 3, 2014
    2:00 - 3:00 pm
    BLS 402

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