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Reaching beyond excellence
November 17, 2008

Faculty outreach key to student success

PULLMAN – John Alderete knows he’s the new kid on the block.


As a newcomer, he wants to find connections within WSU and support other faculty and staff in their work.


The associate vice provost for research arrived at WSU last winter, bringing with him his research program in molecular biosciences. A highly successful scientist who has had a $20 million career of federal funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Alderete studies the molecular basis of disease pathogenesis. He holds several patents and invented diagnostics for trichomoniasis, which … » More …