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  • Undergraduate Neuroscience Student Named a Top Ten Senior for 2017

    Undergraduate neuroscience student Angela Rocchi has been named a Top Ten Senior for 2017. She will receive an award from the Office of Undergraduate Education at a ceremony on April 24th. 
  • PrIMe researcher receives AKC Canine Health Foundation grant to study adverse drug effects in diabetic dogs.

    The American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Health Foundation has awarded $14,435 to Dr. Nicolas Villarino to study adverse drug reactions in diabetic dogs.  The project entitled “Development of an in vitro model for individualization of pharmacological interventions in diabetic dogs”  will study how the effects of hyperglycemia-induced metabolic changes affect drug disposition.  In human diabetic patients, hyperglycemia induced metabolic changes are known to increase the risk of adverse drug reactions.  The long term goal of this line of research is to enable veterinarians to optimize drug doses in diabetic dogs in order to avoid adverse drug reactions.

    Source: AKC Canine Health Foundation
  • WSU Honors College student wins SURCA award for individualized medicine research

    Marie AndresenMarie Andresen, a WSU Honors College student mentored by PrIMe researcher Dr Michael Court, won a Novice Researcher Award for her presentation on “Pharmacogenomics of Propofol Metabolism by Cytochrome P450 Enzymes in Dogs.” at the SURCA poster event on March 27th 2017.  SURCA is the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities that is held each year to provide a venue for students to disseminate the results of their research, scholarship, and creative activities.  The work presented by Marie is part of her honors thesis project with her final defense scheduled for April 13th 2017.  Marie has been accepted into the 7-year DVM track through the Honors College and will begin her veterinary training in the fall of 2018.

  • Technology helps preserve fertility of boys with cancer

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  • Dr. Rita Fuchs Lokensgard Appointed as Chairperson of the Neurobiology of Motivated Behavior Study Section

    IPN's Dr. Rita Fuchs Lokensgard has been appointed as Chairperson of the Neurobiology of Motivated Behavior Study Section at the NIH Center for Scientific Review. Congratulations! 
  • Three WSU women in STEM win Goldwater Scholarships

    Three WSU women in STEM win Goldwater Scholarships WSU News
  • Neuroscience Undergraduate Student Receives Barry Goldwater Scholarship

    Congratulations to undergraduate Neuroscience student Julianna Brutman for receiving the Barry Goldwater Scholarship! 
  • Six IPN Faculty Named Jerry Newbrey Teaching Scholars

    Congratulations to the IPN faculty for being named Jerry Newbrey Teaching Scholars: 

    Dr. Cynthia Faux:  VM-512 - Veterinary Anatomy II
    Dr. Joseph Harding:  VM 513 - Veterinary Physiology I
    Dr. Steve Lampa:  VM-512 - Veterinary Anatomy II
    Dr. Peter Meighan:  VM-520 - Veterinary Physiology
    Dr. Patricia Talcott:  VM-523 - Veterinary Toxicology
    Dr. Patrick Wilson:  VM-512 - Veterinary Anatomy II
  • Three IPN Faculty Receive Promotions

    Congratulations to Dr. David Rossi, Associate Professor with tenure; Dr. Ilia Karatsoreos, Associate Professor with tenure; and Dr. Pete Meighan, Associate Clinical Professor! 
  • SMB Emeritus Professor Magnuson Honored

    SMB emeritus professor Nancy Magnuson will be honored March 31 with the Lane Rawlins Lifetime Achievement Award.  Dr. Magnuson spent her entire career at WSU, serving in various capacities and eventually leading the Graduate School and research divisions.  Dr. Magnuson is well known to colleagues, students and alumni for her constant engagement and promotion of WSU at the national and international levels. Congratulations Nancy! WSU News
  • Africa honors young scientist for infectious disease work.

      WSU Insider
  • Steve Hines received the 2016 WSU Faculty Member of the Year Award

    Steve Hines received the 2016 WSU Faculty Member of the Year Award presented at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference banquet and award ceremony in October 2016. Dr. Hines is a professor in the department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology and has dedicated his life to improve the learning and overall experience for veterinary students at WSU. 

    Source: Advance Newsletter Winter 2017
  • Memorial Scholarship established for Jessica Brooks

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  • Rabies Kills 189 People Every Day. Here’s Why You Never Hear About It.

      Huffington Post
  • Toward Elimination of Dog-Mediated Human Rabies: Experiences from Implementing a Large-scale Demonstration Project in Southern Tanzania

      Frontiers in Veterinary Science
  • Mining the microbial dark matter

  • Darrel Nelson Recognized with President's Employee Excellence Award

    IPN's Darrel Nelson has earned one of the 2016-2017 President's Employee Excellence Awards. To read more about this honor, view the story in the WSU News: Five earn annual President's Employee Excellence Awards
  • WSU looks for practices to thwart antimicrobial resistance

    PULLMAN, Wash. – The death last year of a woman in Reno, Nev., from an infection resistant to every type of antibiotic available in the U.S. highlights how serious the threat of antimicrobial resistance has become.
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  • Zach Howard to Deliver Undergraduate Research Presentation at Drosophila 2017

    School of Molecular Biosciences undergraduate researcher Zach Howard was selected as one of five presenters during the “Spotlight on Undergraduate Research” segment of the Genetics Society of America’s Drosophila 2017 conference ( The March 2017 event in San Diego, CA will gather researchers who employ this model system to study biological systems. Zach has been working in the laboratory of Dr. Alan Goodman (, identifying genes associated with the innate immune responses. Zach’s laboratory research is part of the School’s Students Targeted towards Research Studies (STARS) program ( Congratulations Zach!

  • WSU professor to join National Academy of Inventors

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