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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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Environmental Impact of the OR
May 27 2015 at 7:00 AM
Harper University Hospital
Featuring Christi Sherman, D.O. Presented by the WSU Department of Anesthesiology.
Closed Rhinoplasty - How I Do It
May 27 2015 at 7:30 AM
Harper University Hospital
Featuring Cr. Carron. Presented by the WSU Department of Otolaryngology.
Facial Resurfacing Techniques
May 27 2015 at 8:30 AM
Harper University Hospital
Featuring Dr. Sekhsaria. Presented by the WSU Department of Otolaryngology.
Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogen Training for Laboratory Workers
May 27 2015 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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