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Mathematician, researchers calculate against Ebola, cholera
April 1, 2015

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

xueying-wangPULLMAN, Wash. – A mathematician is helping scientists at Washington State University by developing equations for early detection and containment of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

WSU flu outbreak provides rare study material
August 26, 2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

h1n1PULLMAN, Wash. – Five years ago this month, one of the first U.S. outbreaks of the H1N1 virus swept through the Washington State University campus, striking some 2,000 people. A WSU math and biology professor has used a trove of data gathered at the time to gain insight into how only a few infected people could launch the virus’s rapid spread across the university community.

Burglary-ring-like mechanism found in lethal Nipah virus
December 12, 2013

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

HectorAguilar-Carreno-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A team of scientists from Washington State University has discovered how one of the planet’s most deadly known viruses employs burglary-ring-like teamwork to infiltrate the human cell.

WSU veterinary researcher awarded professorship
December 8, 2009

 

PULLMAN – Douglas R. Call, associate professor in WSU’s Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology Department, is the first recipient of the Caroline Engle Distinguished Professor in Research on Infectious Diseases. Call’s distinguished professorship will span four years.

 

“It’s always an honor when colleagues recognize the value of our work,” said Call, a molecular epidemiologist who specializes in antibiotic resistance research. “Our lab will use the awarded funds to conduct pilot studies and to support graduate education and recruitment.”

 

Call is a nationally recognized scholar who, in addition to his work on antibiotic resistance, has an active research program … » More …