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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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Activators of G-protein Signaling Define an Unexpected Platform for Signal Processing with Broad Functional Impact
October 31 2014 at 1:00 PM
Scott Hallo
Featuring Stephen Lanier, Ph.D., Wayne State University vice president for Research and professor of pharmacology. Presented by the WSU Department of Pharmacology. Wayne State University School of Medicine    
Laboratory Safety Training
November 3 2014 at 1:00 PM
C. S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development
This training addresses issues related to chemical safety, chemical waste disposal, and emergency procedures in the laboratory. It is required once for all employees who work in a lab with hazardous chemicals. This class combines the former OSHA Laboratory Standard and the Hazardous Waste & Emergency Procedures classes. Topics covered: Contents of the OSHA Lab Standard (29 CFR 1910.1450) WSU Chemical Hygiene Plan Physical and health hazards of chemicals Safety equipment in the laboratory Safe handling and storage of chemicals Safety Data Sheets, Hazard Classification & Labeling Personal protective equipment Explanation of EPA, MDEQ, and DOT regulations Explanation of the WSU Emergency Contingency Plan Laboratory employee's responsibilities as a hazardous waste generator Definitions of hazardous waste Procedures for collection, labeling, storage and removal of waste Responding to injuries, spills, fires, and other emergencies in the laboratory Click here to view the Laboatory Safety Powerpoint Presentation (note: viewing these slides does not count as training!)
Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Emergencies: What Every OB/GYN Physician Should Know and be able to Do
November 4 2014 at 8:00 AM
Hutzel Hospital
Featuring Sean Blackwell, M.D. Presented by the WSU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Immunology Focus Group Seminar
November 4 2014 at 12:00 PM
Hudson Webber Cancer Research Center
Featauring José Alberola-Ila, M.D., Ph.D., associate member of the  Immunobiology and Cancer Research Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Presented by the WSU Department of Immunology and Microbiology.    
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