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  • Dr. Pat Hunt elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences, joining Dr. Smerdon in this elite group. Congratulations!

    SMB's Dr. Pat Hunt has been elected into the Washington State Academy of Sciences for 2015. Click here for the WSU News story: Four elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences.

  • The herpes experts are coming – one is already here

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  • Seattle Sounders FC Supports Clean Water Partnership of Five Washington Organizations

    In many areas of the world, women and girls walk an average of six kilometers to collect water for their families that often isn’t even safe to drink. Five Washington-based organizations—Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA), PATH, University of Washington, Washington State University Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health and World Vision—are partnering to improve the health and livelihoods of thousands of women and girls and their families in rural Tanzania through the “Water, Wealth and Health” program. 
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  • Research Spotlight: A recent publication from the lab of Dr. Mike Konkel entitled "Intestinal Microbiota Modulate Campylobacter jejuni Colonization of Mice,"

    Research Spotlight: A recent publication from the lab of Dr. Mike Konkel entitled "Intestinal Microbiota Modulate Campylobacter jejuni Colonization of Mice," published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology was included in Editor Spotlights
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  • Notes from the Field: Freedom from the Cold Chain by Allowing Villagers to Help Themselves

    The sun is not long up. Sitting on the step of my guesthouse, I can already see children walking down the dusty street with their dogs. Most of the dogs are trotting along freely by their owners’ sides, whilst a few are leashed with a piece of twine. One girl strolls past carrying a litter of puppies nestled into a bucket on her head. All are making their way to the center of the village where, in an hour’s time, the Serengeti Health Initiative team will begin vaccinating dogs against canine rabies. But this day will be different. Unlike the normal vaccination campaign the team has carried out around the Serengeti National Park since 2003, this will be a lot more work. Today the team are carrying out a WSU-funded vaccine trial* that will determine whether our hypothesis—that the rabies vaccine is still effective even when it is not stored at cold temperatures—is true.
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  • Tracking Animal Disease to Improve Human Health

    In rural Kenyan villages where few families have electricity or indoor plumbing, a surprising technology helps researchers study the health of animals and people: the cell phone.
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  • Congratulations to Dr. Steven Roberts as his Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Breakthrough Award was recommended for funding!

    The Department of Defense (DoD) office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) has informed Steve Roberts that the Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Breakthrough Award - Funding Level 1 application he submitted is recommended for funding. The application was entitled “Synthetic Lethality between APOBEC-Induced DNA Damage and Base Excision Repair Inhibition as a Treatment Strategy for Breast Cancer”
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  • WSU center seeks to improve animal health worldwide

    WSU center seeks to improve animal health worldwide
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  • Launch of the WSU Program in Individualized Medicine

    Carlee, a 7-year-old yellow lab, is a mutant. Like many of her human redheaded counterparts, Carlee has a mutation in the MC1-R gene, or melanocortin 1 receptor. The gene is responsible for producing melanin, a pigment that determines hair, or in this case, coat color. Because humans with red hair often have a lower threshold for thermal pain, researchers at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine wondered if they would find similar results in ... Read More
  • Congratulations Raven Symone Conyers

    Congratulations to undergraduate researcher Raven Symone Conyers who was one of 15 national students who secured travel funding from the Genetics Society of America (GSA) to attend the 20th annual international C. elegans meeting at UCLA in June 2015. Raven works in the lab of Dr. Jenny Watts studying fat metabolism and aging.

  • Humans, livestock in Kenya linked in sickness and in health

    If a farmer’s goats, cattle or sheep are sick in Kenya, how’s the health of the farmer? Though researchers have long suspected a link between the health of farmers and their families in sub-Saharan Africa and the health of their livestock, a team of veterinary and economic scientists has quantified the relationship for the first time in a study.
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  • Bird flu leapfrogged, Northwest to Midwest

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  • Read about Theia’s surgery and recovery.

    Read about Theia’s surgery and recovery.
  • Grant Funding News!

    Good news on the funding front, as four significant new research grants have been awarded to SMB faculty in the last few weeks. Drs. Susan Wang and Eric Shelden will be receiving funding from the NSF. Dr. Pat Hunt will receive a new RO1 grant from the NIH and Dr. Jon Oatley’s NIH renewal RO1 application has also been funded. To learn more about these research projects, visit
  • Read the latest issue of Advance

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  • Congratulation to Drs. Cynthia Cooper and Susan Wang!

    Congratulation to Drs. Cynthia Cooper and Susan Wang in being promoted to associate professor with tenure. Dr. Cooper is based in Vancouver and is researching melanocyte functions using the zebrafish model organism. Dr. Wang is on the Pullman campus and studies enzymes required by some organisms for antibiotic biosynthesis.
  • Cattle killer: two parasites are better than one

    When calves are infected by two parasite species at the same time, one parasite renders the other far less deadly, according to a new study published in the journal of Science Advances.
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  • Tiny parasite, big disease: 22 years since fatal outbreak

    Twenty-two years ago this month, residents of Milwaukee started falling ill with nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. At first, a highly contagious intestinal virus was blamed. But as symptoms struck tens of thousands of people – closing schools and businesses and nearly bringing the city to a standstill – health officials discovered the culprit: a tiny, pink-colored parasite.
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  • 2015 Albert M. Kligman Travel Fellowship

    Dr. Sho Hiroyasu, a post-doctoral researcher in the lab of Jonathan Jones, has been awarded a 2015 Albert M. Kligman Travel Fellowship to attend the annual meeting of the Society of Investigative Dermatology in May in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to the fellowship, Dr. Hiroyasu has been invited to give a minisymposium talk at the meeting. His presentation will be entitled ‘Collagen XVII regulates actin dynamics and traction forces in motile keratinocytes’.

    More information on the 2015 SID Annual Meeting may be found here
  • Natalie Peer wins 2nd place in the 2015 Wiley Exposition

    We are very pleased to announce that Natalie Peer has been selected as the 2nd place winner in the Medical and Life Sciences category for her outstanding oral presentation. She will be receiving a $500 scholarship for her efforts.

    This year’s event was the most competitive event that was hosted, with over three hundred applications in the initial round of submissions, and over a hundred and fifty presentations taking place the day of the event. There was an overwhelming amount of cutting-edge research and scholarship on display, and all are to be commended for their efforts.

    More information on Dr. Wiley and the other winners may be found here

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