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School of Biological Sciences


Thanks for visiting the website of the School of Biological Sciences (SBS).

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.

News Headlines from SBS

Dr. Adelina Petrova in collaboration with Professor Michael Smith from Kansas State University published a paper in Journal of Insect Molecular Biology, titled “Immunodetection of a brown planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens Stål) salivary catalase-like protein into tissues of rice, Oryza sativa.”  This paper provides rare evidence for secretion of phloem feeding insect salivary compound into the host plant. You can read the paper here,

 [Updated 04/08/2014]

SBS graduate students Sarah Anderson, Marcus Hooker, Molly Perchlik and Alex Williams were judges at the Sunnyside Elementary School Science Fair (Pullman) during WSU Spring Break. The kids appreciate “real” scientists taking an interest in their projects, and they like the comments judges provide. Parents often comment that they provide talking points for the dinner table.

 [Updated 04/08/2014]

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SBS Seminar Series

Spring 2014 schedule
All seminars are in Abelson Hall Room 201 at 4:10 pm.


PhD Fellowships available



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.

School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, PO Box 644236, Pullman WA 99164-4236, 509-335-3553, Contact Us
The SBS main office is located in 312 Abelson Hall on the Pullman campus.