Internship Mentors

MBioS PSM Degree - Internship Mentors

Responsibilities of the PSM internship mentor

The PSM mentor will be expected to provide guidance to ensure that the internship is structured and productive and meets accountability standards by fulfilling the following:

  1. Outline an 8 week long internship.
  2. Assist the student in writing an internship proposal.
  3. Hold weekly meetings with the student to discuss the internship progress.
  4. Ensure that the student keeps an internship log of weekly activities.
  5. Provide feedback on the internship report.
  6. Provide an evaluation of the student's performance which may be shared with the student.

Possible Internship Mentors:

Douglas R. Cobos, PhD
Director of Environmental Research
METER Group, Inc.
2365 NE Hopkins Ct.
Pullman, WA 99163

Phone: 509-332-2756


Tyson Koepke, PhD
Director of Operations
Phytelligence, Inc.
1615 NE Eastgate Blvd.
Section D, Suite 3
Pullman, WA 99163

Phone: 509-350-8525

Shane Needham, PhD
Laboratory Director
Alturas Analytics, Inc.
1324 Alturas Drive
Moscow, ID 83843

Phone: 208-883-3400
Fax: 208-882-9246


Michael Carleton, PhD
Senior Director, Biology
Presage Biosciences, Inc.
530 Fairview Ave. N.
Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98109


E. & J. Gallo Winery
Modesto, California


Catherine Kashork
ProvenOps Consulting LLC
McKinstry Innovation Center
850 E. Spokane Fall Blvd.
Suite 134
Spokane, WA 99201

Phone: 509-731-4191


Lisa G Shaffer, PhD, FACMG
Founder & CEO, Paw Print Genetics
850 E Spokane Falls Blvd, Suite 200
Spokane, WA 99202

Office: 509-483-5950
Direct: 509-483-5963
Mobile: 509-723-7879

Twitter: @LisaGShaffer

Dr. Brian Kraft
Washington State University
Assistant Director
CAS Business Development
Office of Commercialization
Morrill 0208
Pullman, WA 99164-2630

Phone: 509-335-3959


Athira Pharma
4000 Mason Rd.
Suite 300, Box 352141
Seattle, WA 98195-2141

Phone: 509-339-5620


John Cassleman
Interim Director
Palouse Discovery Science Center
950 NE Nelson Court
Pullman, WA 99163

Phone: 509-332-6869


Fred Bond, University Recruiter

Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL)

Phone: 509-372-6735

Katrina Waters, PhD

Biological Sciences Division Director

Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL)

Phone: 509-375-3907


530 Fairview Avenue, N
Seattle, WA  98109

Phone: 888-358-6266


Dale Wadman

Washington Resource Foundation (WRF)


Michaele J. Armstrong, PhD, MBA

Assistant Director

sp3nw - giving life to science

120 N. Pine St., Suite 276

Spokane, WA 99202




Washington State University