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  • Discovery opens door to efficient research model

    WSU Insider
  • WSU employees honored for exceptional grant, contract support

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Six Washington State University employees in May received the 2018 Grant and Contract Administration Awards, which recognize employees for exceptional contributions and service in research administration.

    Savannah Tiedeman
    Program coordinator for the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, with the College of Veterinary Medicine
    Tiedeman’s colleagues noted her positive demeanor and willingness to go the extra mile to find additional grants for faculty members and following up to ensure correct and timely submissions.

    Emilie Cousins
    Fiscal analyst for the School of Molecular Biosciences
    Cousins was honored for her contributions in establishing internal programs to keep faculty informed about current and upcoming grants, which has helped increase submission numbers and the success rate of submissions in her school.

    Emilie was nominated by Laurilee Kramer and Jonathan Jones as well as Matthew Michener of the Office of Research Support and Operations for her commitment to the development of enhanced grant and contract administration, contributions towards Research Administration instruction and training and improving programmatic efficiencies both within her unit and across the university.

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  • Plants that fight back: WSU researchers join forces to combat parasitic pest

    CAHNRS News
  • Doctoral students learn science policy, advocacy in DC

    WSU Insider
  • SMB Faculty member Ryan Driskell's research on skin scaring and repair

    Daily Evergreen (WSU)
  • Junior Zachary Howard Receives Goldwater Scholarship for 2018-19

    Congratulations to Zach Howard, Sammamish, Washington native, SMB STARS student working with College of Veterinary Medicine Allen School investigator Dr. Anders Omsland! Zach was awarded a prestigious 2018-19 national research award from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Zach is the latest entry in a growing list of SMB students who have won this competitive award over that last few years. As part of WSU’s Distinguished Scholars Program, SMB faculty member Mary Sanchez Lanier helps coach applicants, prepping their documents and helping them interview well. These awards are hallmarks of continued success for SMB training programs.

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  • Students Shine at SURCA 2018

    Students Shine at SURCA 2018

    During the recent 2018 Student Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts (SURCA) exposition, many SMB students and SMB labs were well represented.  Award winners included:

    • Grace Carrell, Crimson Award, working with SMB mentor Alan Goodman
    • Pierce Claassen, Gray Award, working with SMB mentors Amanda Brinkworth and Rey Carabeo
    • Gerardo Herrera Birrueta, Gray Award, working with SMB mentor Wipawee Winuthayanon
    • Zachary Howard (SMB STARS), Gray Award, working with CVM mentor Anders Omsland

    Full list of award winners:
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    SURCA Event

    Winners from SURCA 2018

    Winners from SURCA 2018

  • Ahlers Wins GPSA Research Exposition

    Ahlers Wins GPSA Research Exposition

    Laura Ahlers, doctoral candidate in the laboratory of SMB investigator Dr. Alan Goodman, won first place in the Medical and Life Sciences Division for poster presentations during WSU’s Graduate and Professional Student Association’s 2018 Research Exposition held March 29. Laura studies the innate immune responses to viruses, such as West Nile Virus using a Drosophila model system.

    Congratulations Laura!

  • Dr. Haseltine featured in Leading Edge Voices of the scientific journal Cell

    Extreme Excitement about Archaea

    SMB investigator Cynthia Haseltine was featured in the Leading Edge Voices of theMarch 8, 2018 issue of Cell, discussing novel protein functions discovered when Archea proteins are compared to other microbes. Cell
  • Solving world hunger, one cow at a time

    SMB Professor and Director of the Center for Reproductive Biology Dr. Jon Oatley was recently featured in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.  Dr. Oatley’s efforts to boost food production through genetic manipulation of cattle breeding strains is basic research addressing a global challenge.

    Moscow-Pullman Daily News