Skip to main content Skip to navigation
WSU News biochemistry

Global research team fills language gap in plant science

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Smertenko Photo by Hubner 10-2-17PULLMAN, Wash. – To keep pace with the fast-evolving study of cellular plant science, an international team of researchers has created terminology and definitions likely to become everyday language in laboratories and university classrooms worldwide. » More …

Visionary biochemist to receive top WSU alumni award

PULLMAN, Wash. – Biochemist James A. Wells, a pioneering engineer of proteins, antibodies and small molecules that target cell sites to thwart disease and enhance drug therapies, will receive the Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University. » More …

April 11-13: National forum on poplar, willow biofuels

Poplar-WillowPORTLAND, Ore. – Moving poplar and willow biomass from environmental plantings toward commercial bioenergy and biochemical use is the focus of a national conference April 11-13 in Portland. » More …

Center helps scientists measure light to find mutations

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

False-color-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Plants use light during photosynthesis. But they also give off light, though in amounts so small we can’t see it. The amount of light changes based on the plant’s environment and genetic makeup. » More …

Professor named American Chemical Society fellow

PULLMAN – Yong Wang, Voiland Distinguished Professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, and associate director of the Institute for Interfacial Catalysis at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has been named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

 

Fellows are recognized for their exceptional accomplishments in chemical science and the profession, as well as their service to the ACS.

 

Wang, an internationally known researcher in the area of energy and renewable energy, joined WSU in 2009. He has a joint appointment with the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest … » More …

New program attracts top science students

 

PULLMAN – The College of Sciences at WSU is taking applications from top high school seniors for a new program called STARS (Students Targeted toward Advanced Research Studies).

 

“This is an exciting program created for the best science students in Washington who are interested in a research career in the molecular biosciences,” said Associate Dean of Sciences Mary Sanchez Lanier.  “I have been delighted with the response to our program so far.  We have many highly talented students in the state, and these students are interested in working with internationally recognized faculty at WSU both early in their studies and into their … » More …

Biochemist seeks healthier foods, environment

It is always interesting to follow the trail that leads to great innovation. Such is the case with John Browse, professor of biochemistry and plant physiology in the Institute of Biological Chemistry (IBC). Browse is being awarded the 2004 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, Scholarship and Arts for his wide-ranging and extensive research in plant lipid biochemistry. The Sahlin awards are designed to honor those faculty members who epitomize the highest levels of performance and excellence in the pursuit of the university’s goals. For this award, the recipient must have made contributions at WSU that were widely recognized as highly meritorious and that had … » More …