WSU researchers have reverse engineered the way a pine tree produces a resin, which could lead to environmentally friendly alternatives worth billions of dollars.
Three WSU researchers recently received a grant to determine out how phosphorylase, an enzyme that plants and animals both have, works with photosynthesis.
By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – A team of scientists including researchers from Washington State University has shown for the first time that nicotine residue can be extracted from plaque, also known as “dental calculus”, on the teeth of ancient tobacco users.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News
PULLMAN, 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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …