Standing by for a surge
If COVID-19 testing on the Palouse reaches surge capacity, it’s on three 2020 Coug graduates to step up and help meet the demand.
Giving women in veterinary medicine ‘true role models’
This morning, when Dori Borjesson walked into Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine as dean, it was a first for women.
Until today, no woman had ever led the college in its more than 120-year history.
SMB Alumna Jen Adair Garners Fred Hutch Gene Therapy Chair
Congratulations to SMB alumna Dr. Jen Adair for garnering a distinguished chair at the Fred Hutch and speaking to the annual AAAS meeting in Seattle this weekend. Dr. Adair completed her doctoral training in Genetics and Cell Biology in 2005
Understanding immunity to improve health
Just a few short hours after illness-causing bacteria enter the human body, a sophisticated defense system goes to work. The immune system quickly recognizes the foreign invaders and sends a well-orchestrated, frontline defense.
Study finds BPA levels in humans dramatically underestimated
Researchers have developed a more accurate method of measuring bisphenol A (BPA) levels in humans and found that exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical is far higher than previously assumed.
The study, published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology on Dec. 5, provides the first evidence that the measurements relied upon by regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, are flawed, underestimating exposure levels by as much as 44 times.
Insulin can prevent mosquito-borne diseases
At WSU’s Biotechnology and Life Sciences Building, Alan Goodman, assistant professor of molecular biosciences at WSU, and other researchers have discovered a biological pathway that shows how exposure to insulin in mosquitoes inhibits viral replication.
Undergraduates land 14 Auvil, Carson research awards
The Office of Undergraduate Research at Washington State University has named 14 students as recipients of awards in support of their mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities for the 2019-20 academic year.
School of Molecular Biosciences Celebrates Twenty Years
In August 1999, the Department of Biochemistry-Biophysics, Department of Microbiology and Program in Genetics and Cell Biology fused to form the School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB). Faculty recognized that the differences in each discipline were harder to define and by joining they were in a key position to foster interdisciplinary research collaborations. Ten years later, SMB moved to the College of Veterinary Medicine to aggregate biomedical research on the WSU-Pullman campus and add to the extramural funding used to rate Veterinary Colleges.
In two parts during August, SMB hosted esteemed alumni, held a poster competition and learned more about the impact SMB alumni were making in their respective areas ranging from international service, undergraduate teaching, technology start-ups and new reproductive technologies. In addition to welcoming new graduate students, SMB distributed awards to current graduate students, teaching assistants, teaching faculty and research faculty, celebrating their accomplishments in the past year.
For more details about the SMB-20 Celebration, including the Agenda and celebration photos, visit: https://smb.wsu.edu/smb-events/2019-fall-conference/recap