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  • Junior Zachary Howard Receives Goldwater Scholarship for 2018-19

    Congratulations to Zach Howard, Sammamish, Washington native, SMB STARS student working with College of Veterinary Medicine Allen School investigator Dr. Anders Omsland! Zach was awarded a prestigious 2018-19 national research award from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Zach is the latest entry in a growing list of SMB students who have won this competitive award over that last few years. As part of WSU’s Distinguished Scholars Program, SMB faculty member Mary Sanchez Lanier helps coach applicants, prepping their documents and helping them interview well. These awards are hallmarks of continued success for SMB training programs.

    Read more about Zach’s story by visiting:
     

    https://news.wsu.edu/announcement/wsu-junior-zachary-howard-receives-goldwater-scholarship-2018-19/

  • Students Shine at SURCA 2018

    Students Shine at SURCA 2018

    During the recent 2018 Student Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts (SURCA) exposition, many SMB students and SMB labs were well represented.  Award winners included:

    • Grace Carrell, Crimson Award, working with SMB mentor Alan Goodman
    • Pierce Claassen, Gray Award, working with SMB mentors Amanda Brinkworth and Rey Carabeo
    • Gerardo Herrera Birrueta, Gray Award, working with SMB mentor Wipawee Winuthayanon
    • Zachary Howard (SMB STARS), Gray Award, working with CVM mentor Anders Omsland

    Full list of award winners: https://surca.wsu.edu/past-surca/awards-2018/
    SURCA Information:  https://SURCA.wsu.edu

    SURCA Event

    Winners from SURCA 2018

    Winners from SURCA 2018

  • Ahlers Wins GPSA Research Exposition

    Ahlers Wins GPSA Research Exposition

    Laura Ahlers, doctoral candidate in the laboratory of SMB investigator Dr. Alan Goodman, won first place in the Medical and Life Sciences Division for poster presentations during WSU’s Graduate and Professional Student Association’s 2018 Research Exposition held March 29. Laura studies the innate immune responses to viruses, such as West Nile Virus using a Drosophila model system.

    Congratulations Laura!

    https://gpsa.wsu.edu/our-programs/research-expo-scholarship-competition/

    https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcimb.2018.00096/abstract

    https://www.goodmanlab.com/about

  • Dr. Haseltine featured in Leading Edge Voices of the scientific journal Cell

    SMB investigator Cynthia Haseltine was featured in the Leading Edge Voices of theMarch 8, 2018 issue of Cell, discussing novel protein functions discovered when Archea proteins are compared to other microbes. Cell
  • Solving world hunger, one cow at a time

    SMB Professor and Director of the Center for Reproductive Biology Dr. Jon Oatley was recently featured in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.  Dr. Oatley’s efforts to boost food production through genetic manipulation of cattle breeding strains is basic research addressing a global challenge.

    Moscow-Pullman Daily News
  • SMB Tenure/Promotion Dr. Jon Oatley, Dr. Rey Carabeo, and Dr. Mary Sanchez-Lanier

    CONGRATULATIONS! Three SMB faculty members have been awarded tenure or promoted, effective July 1, 2018. Please join us in congratulating:

    ·        Dr Jon Oatley has been promoted to full professor

    ·        Dr. Rey Carabeo has been granted tenure (at his current rank of associate professor)

    ·        Dr. Mary Sanchez-Lanier has been promoted to full professor in the non-tenured, clinical track.

  • Dr. Patricia Hunt, Center for Reproductive Biology and School of Molecular Biosciences faculty, has received the HIGHEST award offered by the Society for the Study of Reproduction. Congratulations for receiving the Carl G. Hartman award!

    Society for the Study of Reproduction
  • Dr. Goodman’s paper “Host and Bacterial Factors Control Susceptibility of Drosophila melanogaster to Coxiella burnetii Infection” featured on cover of Infection and Immunity

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  • Offerdahl Lab Presents at National Conferences

    Erika Offerdahl’s research was showcased at two national conferences during July 2017. During the Transforming Research in Undergraduate STEM Education (TRUSE) conference (July 5-9 in St. Paul, MN) Dr. Offerdahl was the lead author of a poster. During the annual national conference of the Society for the Advancement in Biology Education Research (SABER) (July 21-23 in Minneapolis, MN), Dr Offerdahl gave a talk entitled “Hi-Fi Instruction: Characterizing the fidelity of implementation (FOI) of formative assessment and feedback.” SMB graduate student Jessie Arneson from the Offerdahl lab also gave a talk entitled ”The relationship between visual representation and cognitive load: It’s complicated.”

    More information is available

    TRUSE: http://www.chem.purdue.edu/Towns/TRUSE/

    SABER: https://saber-biologyeducationresearch.wikispaces.com/National+Meeting+2017

  • Are we in a male fertility death spiral?

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