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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.
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News Headlines from SBS
|Tom Sexton, an undergrad researcher in Dr. Asaph Cousin’s lab, was recently awarded a summer minigrant from the College of Arts and Sciences. The grant will fund ongoing research on the temperature response of photosynthesis in rice. For more information see: http://cousinslab.wsu.edu/|
Dr. Patrick Carter of SBS, who is also faculty adviser for the WSU Hillel Jewish Student Organization, received a $2000 Small Agency Sustainability Grant from the Jewish Federation of Seattle this week to support WSU Hillel activities for academic year 2013-14. Dr. Carter has raised over $11,000 for WSU Hillel student activities in recent years.
Dr. Patrick Carter of SBS visited the University of Idaho Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station on April 15th and gave a research seminar titled " Applying Evolution: Examples from a Trout Research Program". While in southern Idaho, Dr. Carter also met with the scientific staff at Clear Springs
Foods, the largest rainbow trout farm in North America.
James Riser, graduate student in SBS, took third place (artistic category) in the 2013 MME Micrograph contest for his image of a red onion stomatal complex
Dr. Andrew Storfer's grant "Emergence, transmission and Evolution of Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease" was recommended for funding, the award will be $2.25 million
Amanda Feeney, an undergraduate in Dr. Michael Skinner’s lab, received a Crimson Award at the recent SURCA showcase. Her poster, “Use of Cytokines and Inhibitors to Validate Proposed Gene Network Regulation of Ovarian Follicle Assembly and Transition” was awarded in the Molecular, Cellular, and Chemical Biology category. For more information on the SURCA awards follow this link.
Dr. Jesse Brunner and Dr. Erica Crespi were recently published:
Reeve BC, Crespi EJ, Whipps CM, Brunner JL (2013) Natural stressors and ranavirus susceptibility in larval wood frogs (Rana sylvatica). Ecohealth
Justine Rupp has received the 2013 Administrative Professional Excellence Award from the College of Arts and Sciences. This award recognizes those who exemplify excellence in the performance of duties, a commitment to teamwork, and inspire excellence in others. Justine received the award an the College’s annual award reception held on April 23, 2013.
SBS Seminar Series
Spring 2013 schedule
All seminars are in Abelson Hall Room 201 at 4:10 pm.
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.