College of Veterinary Medicine

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

  • SMB professor Mike Konkel just returned

    Nov 24, 2015

    SMB professor Mike Konkel just returned from the 2015 Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms (CHRO) international meeting in Rotorua, New Zealand where he delivered a plenary address.
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  • Matthew A. Powell, MD named director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine

    Oct 29, 2015
    Matthew A. Powell, MD, a noted gynecologic oncologist and researcher and a WSU alum, has been named director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine. Powell earned a B.S. degree in biochemistry and biophysics from Washington State University in 1990. Congratulations Dr. Powell!
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  • SMB Mary Sánchez Lanier named top National Academic Advisor

    Oct 09, 2015
  • Dr. Pat Hunt elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences, joining Dr. Smerdon in this elite group. Congratulations!

    Jul 27, 2015

    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.



  • Research Spotlight: A recent publication from the lab of Dr. Mike Konkel entitled "Intestinal Microbiota Modulate Campylobacter jejuni Colonization of Mice,"

    Jul 08, 2015
    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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Upcoming Events & Seminars

  • Feb 18, 2016

    Dr. Michael Smerdon
    Regents Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics
    Washington State University
    "The Odyssey of a Biophysicist: Exploring DNA Repair in Chromatin"
    12:10 PM
    BLS 402

  • Feb 22, 2016

    SMB Student Seminar
    Andrea Connor
    presents
    "Coordination of mitophagy and mitochondrial biogenesis during ageing in C. elegans"

    BLS 402
    2:10 - 3:00 PM

  • Feb 25, 2016

    Dr. James Pru
    Associate Professor, Animal Sciences
    Washington State University
    "Mechanisms Coordinating Endometrial Physiology and Pathophysiology"
    12:10 PM
    BLS 402

  • Mar 03, 2016

    Dr. Terry Hassold
    Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences
    Washington State University
    "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better: Sex Specific Differences in Meiotic Chromosome Behavior in Humans"
    12:10 PM
    BLS 402


  • Mar 10, 2016

    Dr. Linda Wordeman
    Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    University of Washington School of Medicine
    "Centrosome Separation in Mitosis: Knowing When to Hold 'Em"
    Hosted by Dr. Eric Shelden
    12:10 PM
    BLS 402

  • Mar 24, 2016

    Dr. Joseph L. Napoli
    Chair, NST
    Ruth Okey Professor of Nutritional Science and Toxicology
    Graduate Program in Metabolic Biology
    Department of Nutritional Science and Toxicology
    University of California
    "Multiple Routes to Generate Retinoic Acid: Selective Effects on Energy Balance"
    Hosted by Dr. Michael Griswold
    12:10 PM
    BLS 402


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