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  • IPN Postdoc Awarded Grass Fellowship

    Dr. Ben Richardson, a postdoc in the lab of Dr. David Rossi, was awarded a Grass Fellowship to study genetic predilections to alcohol abuse in Woods Hole. 
  • Neuroscience Graduate Student Awarded Chateaubriand STEM Fellowship

    Semra Sahin has been awarded a Chateaubriand STEM Fellowship to study abroad in France for several months. 
  • Inside the global campaign to get rid of rabies

    On a Sunday evening last July, Flora Gichonge was walking with her friends to church near the village of Gesarya, Tanzania. Suddenly, they were attacked by something hellish: A rabid dog, foaming at the mouth, charged out of the dense bushes lining the dirt road. "We tried to run away, in fear," the 25-year-old recalls. But she tripped and fell. The dog lunged and bit her in the backside before her friends drove it away by throwing stones.

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  • Professional Science Master’s (PSM) alumna to receive the AAFS 2017 Outstanding Early Career Achievement Award

    Kristina Hoffman, a Forensic Scientist with the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory Division in Marysville, WA and a 2015 PSM graduate is the recipient of the 2017 American Academy of Forensic Sciences Outstanding Early Achievement Award.   One of the criteria for receiving the award is  ‘the recipient shall have demonstrated both leadership and outstanding achievement through contributions that have served to advance forensic science and its application to the legal system in a manner that promotes professionalism, integrity, competency, education, research, practice, and collaboration’https://news.aafs.org/aafs-news/kristina-hoffman-honored-with-aafs-outstanding-early-career-achievement-in-forensic-science-award/   Kristina acknowledges the training she received in the PSM degree and in particular her PSM internship work in her success in being nominated and ultimately receiving the award.  Read More
  • SMB faculty researchers Mike Konkel and Rey Carabeo have garnered new grants to fuel their work on infectious bacterial pathogens.

    SMB faculty researchers Mike Konkel and Rey Carabeo have garnered new grants to fuel their work on infectious bacterial pathogens.  Dr. Konkel secured a new R21 grant for two years investigating Campylobacter jejuni, a leading global cause of bacterial foodborne disease.  Dr. Konkel’s grant supports work using a unique pig model of human disease that was developed in his SMB lab.  Dr. Carabeo was funded through a new RO1 grant for almost $2 million over 5 years focused on characterizing the effects of Chlamydia’s protein TarP on human cells during infection.  Congratulations to Drs. Konkel and Carabeo!
  • School of Molecular Biosciences Professor Margaret Black delivers plenary address

    School of Molecular Biosciences Professor Margaret Black delivers plenary address entitled “From Benchtop to Tumor: How Basic Research Can Lead to Cancer Therapy” for a session focused on “When research-based ideas leave campus” during the Biotechnology Symposium at California State University-Santa Clara, January 5-7, 2017.

    http://www.csuperb.org/symposium/2017-speaker-evaluator-mentors/
  • RepeatAnalyzer Demonstrated at SciTech Northwest '16

    Dr. Kelly Brayton of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology and Dr. Assefaw Gebremedhin of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at WSU, demonstrated RepeatAnalyzer at SciTech Northwest ’16 in Seattle. RepeatAnalyzer, a program developed to catalog and analyze repeat sequences was published in BMC Genomics, and featured in WSU News
  • Dr. Bert Tanner Awarded AHA Research Grant

    Dr. Bert Tanner has been awarded a research grant from the American Heart Association titled: "Effects of myosin phosphorylation on length-dependent cross-bridge kinetics".
  • Dr. Samantha Gizerian Named Community Engagement Faculty Fellow

    Neuroscience undergraduate advisor Dr. Samantha Gizerian has been named a Community Engagement Faculty Fellow. Read more about this in the WSU News: Community engagement faculty fellows announced

  • WSU veterinary professor named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

    Washington State University professor Katrina L. Mealey has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors - a prestigious group of scientists that includes 27 Nobel laureates. Read More
  • Three Neuroscience Graduate Students Passed Preliminary Examinations

    Congratulations to: 

    Jeff Hoyt (advisor Christine Portfors): Dopaminergic Neuromodulation of Subcortical Auditory Processing

    Axel Fenwick (advisor Bert Tanner): Length-Dependent Cross-Bridge Kinetics in Permedabilize and Intact Skeletal Muscle

    Semra Sahin (advisor Gary Wayman): Neurotrophic actions of leptin in controlling GABAergic development in the hippocampus

  • Undergraduate Researchers Win National Awards

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  • Researchers develop novel wound healing technology

    A Washington State University research team has successfully used a mild electric current to take on and beat drug-resistant bacterial infections, a technology that may eventually be used to treat chronic wound infections.
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  • Researchers feed, breed, protect bees to survive winter

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  • Four WSU faculty members elected to AAAS

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  • Two Neuroscience Undergraduates Win ABRCMS Awards

    Neuroscience undergraduate researchers Collin Warrick and Carlie Knox received awards for their posters at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in the Neuroscience category. 
  • PrIMe graduate student identifies gene essential for effective pain treatment in dogs

    Tramadol is one of the most widely prescribed drugs for treatment of mild to moderate pain in dogs.  However, there is growing evidence that this drug may not work well in some patients because of genetic differences.  Dr. Tania E. Perez-Jimenez (DVM, MS), a graduate student in Dr. Michael Court’s Pharmacogenomics laboratory, has identified a gene that is essential for “turning on” the pain relieving effects of tramadol in dogs.  The gene called CYP2D15 produces an enzyme that converts tramadol into M1.  Tramadol by itself lacks any pain relieving effects and must first be converted into M1 in the liver before it can alleviate pain.  A related gene in humans (CYP2D6) produces a similar enzyme that is essential for forming M1 from tramadol in people.  However, tramadol is ineffective for treating pain in 5 to 10% of people because they have a mutation in CYP2D6 and do not produce sufficient amounts of M1.  Consequently, the next step in the project is to determine whether there are mutations in the canine CYP2D15 gene that could also explain why some dogs do not achieve adequate pain relief from tramadol.   Dr. Perez’s discoveries were recently reported in the journal Drug Metabolism and Disposition (PMID: 27758804), and were funded by a Morris Animal Foundation Training Fellowship and the William R. Jones Endowment at WSU. Read More
  • Thermotolerant vaccines: A game changer?

    The Serengeti Health Initiative (SHI)—co-funded by Washington State University and Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago)—has, since 2003, been controlling rabies through the implementation of annual mass dog rabies vaccination campaigns in remote villages in northern Tanzania.

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  • 25 undergraduates receive awards to conduct research

    WSU disseminated undergraduate research awards to students across campus in support of their projects. SMB research labs were well represented, including:
    • Grace Carrell, Microbiology major, Alan Goodman's lab
    • Zachary Howard, Genetics and Cell Biology major, Alan Goodman's lab
    • Estifanos Kassa, Microbiology major, Rey Carabeo's lab
    • Marina Martin, Biochemistry major (pre-medicine), Alan Goodman's lab
    • Elizabeth Rice-Reynolds, Genetics and Cell Biology major, Michael Griswold's lab
    • Seth Schneider, Genetics and Cell Biology major (STARS Program), Anthony Nicola's lab (Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology)
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  • Research finds possible link between cattle, human disease

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