College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Microbiology & Pathology

MicroArray Lab Research Opportunities 

We gladly welcome participation in directed or independent research activities at all levels. Please contact Douglas Call for additional information ( (509-335-6313).
  • High School Students. If you are thinking of a career in science, opportunities are available to gain valuable research experience through interactions with skilled technicians, students, postdocs and faculty. Time slip opportunities may be available.

  • Undergraduate students. Time slip opportunities may be available during the school year and summer through existing research grants. We also welcome students from the Honors College, IGERT research program and McNair Program.

  • WSU-DVM student research projects: We gladly welcome participation by DVM students in directed and independent research projects. Past WSU DVM students included Marlene Bakko (class of 2005) who helped develop a tetracycline resistance gene microarray and she was named a Morris Animal Foundation Scholar for her efforts and she was included as a contributing author for a peer-reviewed publication (2003, Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 47:3290-3295). Samantha Lane (class of 2007) began her work in the lab as part of her Honor's College thesis and this work has been published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics. (2004, 20:728-735).

  • Non-WSU DVM students have an additional opportunity to participate in research at WSU College of Veterinary Medicine either through existing research grants or through an NIH sponsored minority student research grant. Our lab has hosted multiple students from this program.

  • Graduate Students: Our lab welcomes both post-DVM and non-DVM applicants at the Masters and Ph.D. level. A description of the Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology graduate program and application process can be found at Additional opportunities are available through our NIH Post Doctoral Immunology Training Program.

  • Postdoctoral opportunities: Opportunities are available for postdoctoral studies through our recently renewed NIH Post Doctoral Immunology Training Program and on an periodic basis via research grants.

  • High School Teachers: Please inquire if you are interested in participating in an NSF sponsored Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program.

  • Visiting scholars: We are happy to host visiting scholars from around the world. While we do not have the ability to finance the logistics of your visit, we are happy to provide you with an opportunity to observe and participate in our research activities. In some cases financial support can be obtained through international fellowships available from organizations such as the American Society for Microbiology (

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