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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 …

WSU alum, Nobel Prize winner to be honored

PULLMAN – Irwin “Ernie” Rose, Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, will be presented Washington State University’s highest alumni honor on Oct. 14.Rose will be honored as 35th recipient of the WSU Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award during a public ceremony, beginning at noon, in WSU’s Compton Union Building junior ballroom. In 2004, Rose, an enzymologist and emeritus researcher at the University of California, Irvine, and two Israeli researchers received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation…” This work became the basis for the development of drugs that combat cancer, cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rose, 79, Laguna … » More …