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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Department of Immunology and Microbiology merged in January 2017 to form the new Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry. 

While we build a unified website, information about our programs, students, staff, and faculty will remain available at our legacy websites:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology have become central to the biological revolution that is transforming the life of all humans. Our goal is to prepare students for active participation in this exciting area of human endeavor, by investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying biological processes, with emphasis by focusing on the relationship between macromolecular structure and function. Our research programs range from investigations of the detailed interactions of biological molecules and to broad studies of evolutionary processes. The department has undergone a major expansion in the area of in structural biology, with new faculty who have nationally ranked programs in x-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance. Read more.

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Enhanced Recovery: Perioperative Pathways Leading to Better Outcomes
August 23 2017 at 7:00 AM
Harper University Hospital
Featuring Vinay Pallekonda, M.D. Presented by the WSU Department of Anesthesiology.
Scar Revision
August 23 2017 at 7:30 AM
Harper University Hospital
Featuring Dr. Hojjat. Presented by the WSU Department of Otolaryngology.
Nasal Reconstruction
August 23 2017 at 8:30 AM
Harper University Hospital
Featuring Dr. Zuliani. Presented by the WSU Department of Otolaryngology.
Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogen Training for Lab Workers
August 23 2017 at 10:00 AM
5425 Woodward
This training is required annually for all employees who work with materials that are handled at Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2), including work with human blood, body fluids, tissue, cell lines, animals infected with human pathogens, mammalian viruses, etc. Employees who have taken this class at least once at WSU may take the annual refresher on-line. Topics covered include: Explanation of Biosafety Principles and Levels from CDC/NIH Contents of the WSU Biosafety Manual & Exposure Control Plan Explanation of bloodborne infectious diseases Procedures to follow in an exposure incident Safe work practices Personal protective equipment Use of biological safety cabinets and other safety equipment Biohazard waste disposal rules, and much more. Click here to view the Biosafety Powerpoint Presentation (note: viewing these slides does not count as training!) Click here for an explanation of Biosafety Levels.
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