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Senior earns national honor for presentation of research
December 12, 2014

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

Floricel-Gonzalez-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Undergraduate researcher Floricel Gonzalez recently won a national award for oral presentation of her work about how viruses infect bacteria.

Biosciences lab delivers job-ready graduates
June 17, 2013

Brassfield and Mixter


Brassfield, left, and Mixter. (Photo Henry Moore Jr., WSU Biomedical
Communications Unit)



PULLMAN, Wash. – For 16 years, Alberta (Bert) Brassfield, a WSU instructor, taught the immunology and virology lab to seniors, a course now known as Molecular Biosciences 430. The class was a favorite of many students because of its small size and lots of instructor-student interaction and individual attention. Alumni have described Bert’s class as pivotal in “putting it all together” and “clarifying my career path.”

So when Phil Mixter took over the lab last fall, it was no small … » More …

WSU virologist to participate in agriculture initiative
September 7, 2006

PROSSER– Naidu Rayapati, a virologist at Washington State University’s Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, will help train Indian scientists as part of the U.S.-India Agricultural Knowledge Initiative.The AKI is a public-private partnership intended to facilitate technology transfer; bolster agricultural research, education and extension; and strengthen trade and regulatory capacity building. Both nations are providing funding.WSU, as part of a proposal submitted by Penn State University, has received funding to improve the capacity of Indian counterparts for integrated pest management of insect-borne viral diseases in major vegetable crops grown in India.Rayapati will train visiting Indian scientists in his lab on various aspects of plant virology … » More …