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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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ADP Tanzania Fall 2015 Course, Special Information Session
April 27 2015 at 10:00 AM
Undergraduate Library, David Adamany
A Unique Opportunity: Study and Travel to Tanzania, East Africa during the 2015 Presidential ElectionsHON 4260, African Democracy Project Tanzania, Fall 2015President Emeritus/Distinguished Professor Irvin D. Reid invites you to join a unique foreign study opportunity in Tanzania, East Africa.  First, you will study the history, culture, and politics of Tanzania here on campus for 10 weeks.  Then you will accompany Dr. Reid, and co-instructors Jennifer Hart, Assistant Professor of History, and Mr. Darryl Shreve, Emmy winning Filmmaker, on a 10-day field trip to Tanzania in Oct/Nov 2015 to observe the national elections.  You will be able to interact with students, scholars, NGO representatives, and ordinary citizens.  The highlight of your field study will be the national elections where you will meet government officials and political candidates.  You will also participate in the making of a documentary on democracy in Africa and conduct your own mini-research projects. This course is for all majors and covers contemporary issues in Tanzania, including education, popular culture, health, religion, political parties, economic development, and civil societies as well as race and gender. We will be based primarily in Dar es Salaam, the country's largest city, but we will also travel to rural areas.  We may even have an opportunity to go on a one-day safari, weather permitting. Estimated Cost is $4,125 - plus extras.  Start looking for that summer job now!  Enrollment is by permission only. SPECIAL INFORMATION SESSIONS UGL Community Room: Third Floor, Room 321010-11 a.m., Mon, April 27 or 4-5 p.m., Thu, April 30If you have additional questions or are unable to attend one of the information sessions, please contact Dr. Reid at: or call 313-577-5550. 
Prescription Opioid-Induced Sleep Apnea: Precursor to Periodicity
April 27 2015 at 12:00 PM
Scott Hall
Featuring Susmita Chowdhuri, M.D., M.S., WSU associate professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care, and chief of the Sleep Medicine Section, medical director of the John D. Dingell Sleep Wake Disorders Center. Presented by the WSU Department of Internal Medicine.
Is it Time for Us to Achieve Equity in Infant Mortality?
April 28 2015 at 8:00 AM
Hutzel Hospital
Featuring Arthur James, M.D., associate clinical professor, Department of Obstretrics and Gynecology, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Ohio State University. Presented by the WSU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds - Case Discussions
April 28 2015 at 1:15 PM
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Presented by the WSU Division of Infectious Diseases.
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