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Our faculty and students are engaged in exciting research, insightful education, and important public outreach that cover widely the range of biology.
- For undergraduate students, SBS is the home to majors in biology and zoology, and each of those majors includes various options. Those options provide opportunities for students interested in health sciences, including pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, and pre-physical therapy tracks.
- For graduate students, SBS offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in botany and zoology. We have excellent educational and research facilities.
- Using the links on this homepage you can discover more about experiences in SBS and the education and research opportunities we offer. We hope you will explore our website and please feel welcome to visit us on campus.
SBS Seminar Series
Fall 2014 schedule
All seminars are in Abelson Hall Room 201 at 4:10 pm.
PhD Fellowships available
NSF IGERT Program
Nitrogen Systems: Policy-oriented Integrated Research and Education (NSPIRE). Interdisciplinary research focused on nitrogen cycle processes in the environment integrated with experiential learning of public policy.
News from SBS
School of Biological Sciences faculty member Jesse Brunner was recently interviewed for an article on climate change in Washington State Magazine, titled The Scrambled Natural World of Global Warming, A Travelogue. http://wsm.wsu.edu/s/index.php?id=1161
Dr. Patrick Carter from the School of Biological Sciences received the National Academic Advising Association Faculty Academic Advisor Certificate of Merit at the annual meeting of that organization in October. This award, which is presented to outstanding advisors in the US and Canada, was presented to Dr. Carter to recognize his excellence in undergraduate academic advising and in research mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students at Washington State University.
May 2014 School of Biological Sciences PhD graduate Dr. Kristen Irwin recently published part of her dissertation in collaboration with her major advisor Dr. Patrick Carter in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Dr. Irwin is currently a staff scientist at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. The citation for their work is:
Irwin, K.K., and P.A. Carter. 2014. Artificial selection on larval growth curves in Tribolium castaneum: Correlated responses and constraints. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27:2069-2079.
Dr. Patrick Carter from the School of Biological Sciences recently published a paper in Biometrics with his colleague Dr. Daniel Gervini in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. The citation for their work is:
Gervini, D. and P.A. Carter. 2014. Warped functional analysis of variance. Biometrics 70:526-353.
Professor Asaph Cousins published numerous articles this year in the The Journal of Aquatic Botany, the Journal of Experimental Botany, Plant Physiology, Photosynthesis Research, New Phytologist, and Plant Cell and Environment.
Cohen and D.J. Holmes. 666. Aging: Evolution. In M. Simon and J. Abelson, Editors. Encyclopedia of Human Biology, 3rd Edition. Elsevier Press, Oxford (in press).
Holmes, D.J. 319. Sex and gender differences in health, longevity and aging. In M. Simon and J. Abelson, Editors. Encyclopedia of Human Biology, 3rd Edition. Elsevier Press, Oxford (in press).