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New course prepares students for personalized medicine
March 16, 2017

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – Using a patients’ individual genetic information to select drugs and drug dosages specifically effective for them is part of pharmacy’s future. A recent study of a new course in pharmacogenomics at Washington State University Spokane found the class expanded students’ understanding of these possibilities for their profession.

‘Big data’ leads to better trees via $3 million grant
September 7, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Dorrie-Main-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University are harnessing the power of “big data” to help growers create the next generation of healthy, sustainable forests and tree crops.

June 23: Gene sequencing tech presented to researchers
June 13, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – A free, one-day workshop about genetic sequencing technology and research will be presented by the Genomics Core at Washington State University Spokane on the Pullman campus and via video statewide.

Genome scientist earns top award for innovative research
April 13, 2016

Kelley-J-2013-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Joanna Kelley, genome scientist and assistant professor in the School of Biological Sciences, is the inaugural winner of the international Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution’s “Junior Award for Independent Research.”

Four win DNA sequencing research grants at WSU
August 27, 2015

By Terren Roloff, WSU Spokane

core-facilitiesSPOKANE, Wash.  – Four researchers at Washington State University recently received grants for their next-generation DNA sequencing projects through the Genomics Core Laboratory at WSU Health Sciences Spokane. Thirty-four investigators applied.

$1.5 million grant to advance ‘big data’ for genomic research
October 1, 2014

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

big-data-220PULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to help meet the growing needs of the data driven genomic science community. The Tripal Gateway project will build on existing cyberinfrastructure to enhance the capacity of genomic databases to manage, exchange and process “big data.”

Plague rises from the dead, studied in fleas at WSU
February 19, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

WSU-fleas-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A study’s recent finding about a plague that struck 1,500 years ago might seem arbitrary – except that it involves a resurrected pathogen whose secrets, pulled from ancient teeth, can help us understand our world’s emerging diseases.

New faculty identified as promising young investigator
January 6, 2014

Kelley-J-2013-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Joanna Kelley, a new assistant professor in biological sciences, is one of 20 scientists worldwide named as promising young investigators in the annual list compiled by GenomeWeb publisher.

Fish nutrition in the genes
April 8, 2005

Biochemistry professor Robert P. Wilson, from Mississippi State University, will deliver the Second Annual Halver Lecture at 2:10 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Johnson C105. An internationally recognized expert on fish nutrition, Wilson will discuss the development of nutritional fish genomics. Wilson is best known as the director of one of the two labs in the country that have defined the nutrient requirements of the catfish. He has won numerous awards for his service to the aquaculture industry. He has authored more than 240 publications. The Halver Lecture is a gift from Dr. and Mrs. John E. Halver, 2003 recipients of the WSU Alumni Achievement … » More …