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School of Molecular Biosciences

Molecular Biosciences can be viewed as a dynamic continuum in which approaches derived from chemistry, physics and biology are utilized to address the fundamental mechanisms of living things. The School of Molecular Biosciences offers exciting opportunities for students to explore a wide range of future career paths in the life sciences. More->

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SMB News and Announcements

  • Natalie Peer wins 2nd place in the 2015 Wiley Exposition

    Feb 26, 2015

    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

  • DNA Repair in Chromatin: The First 40 years (and Beyond) at Washington State University

    Jan 28, 2015
    1st Biennial Chromatin-DNA Repair Lecture at Washington State University, May 21 – May 23, 2015. Visit for more information.

  • Leanne Whitmore Receives a FASEB MARC Travel Award

    Oct 23, 2014
    Congratulations to Leanne Whitmore, a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Ping Yi, who has received a prestigious Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Travel Award to attend the International Society for Computational Biology’s Seventh Annual RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics from November 9-14, 2014 in San Diego, CA.  These NIH-sponsored awards are meant to promote the entry of students, post doctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists in national and international conferences.  See more at:

  • Dr. Mary Sanchez-Lanier selected for advising award

    Oct 22, 2014
    Congratulations to Professor Sanchez-Lanier for receiving top honors from the Washington State University Academic Advising Association.  Read more here.

Upcoming Events & Seminars

  • Mar 02, 2015 02:10 PM

    SMB Monday Seminar Series
    Emily M. Larson
    Lysosomal signaling molecules regulate longevity in Caenorhabditis elegans
    March 2, 2015
    2:10 pm
    BLS 402

  • Mar 05, 2015 12:10 PM

    The Development of Ciliated Epithelia
    Presented by
    Dr. Brian Mitchell
    March 5, 2015
    BLS 402

  • Mar 09, 2015 02:10 PM

    SMB Monday Seminar Series
    James I. Hoopes
    RPA antagonizes microhomology-mediated repair of DNA double-strand breaks
    March 9, 2015
    2:10 pm
    BLS 402

  • Mar 10, 2015 12:00 PM

    Turning out the Lights on Cancer Cells Through
    Targeted Approaches Attacking Bioenergetics
    Presented by
    Dr. Ben van Houten
    March 10, 2015
    Streamed from Spokane to BLS 401

  • Mar 11, 2015 12:10 PM

    Watching Human DNA Repair:
    One Molecule at a Time
    Presented by
    Dr. Ben Van Houten
    March 11, 2015
    BLS 402

  • Mar 12, 2015 12:10 PM

    Presented by
    Dr. Jingru Sun
    March 12, 2015
    BLS 402

School of Molecular Biosciences, SMB, PO Box 647520, Life Sciences Building 202, Pullman, WA 99164-7520 phone: 509-335-8751, fax: 509-335-4159
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