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Molecular microbiologist joins Spokane faculty
October 13, 2008

SPOKANE – As part of the expanding focus on health sciences at WSU Spokane, Weihang Chai, recently joined the research faculty of WWAMI Spokane — the university’s medical education program—as an assistant professor.


Chai comes to WSU Spokane from Texas Woman’s University, where she was an honored research fellow and assistant professor of biology. Her research focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms behind the growth of cancer cells, especially the mechanism that regulates telomeres (regions of repetitive DNA at the ends of chromosomes). As the principal investigator of several studies on telomere maintenance, Chai brings demonstrated research ability to WWAMI Spokane. … » More …