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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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Golgi Biogenesis, Function and Defects in Diseases
October 8 2015 at 12:00 PM
Scott Hall
Featuring Yanzhuang Wang, Ph.D., associate professor and associate chair for Research and Facilities, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and associate professor of the Department of Neurologyat the University of Michigan. Presented by the WSU Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics.
10th Annual Walter H. Seegers Endowed Lecture
October 8 2015 at 12:05 PM
Magherio Family Conference Center
Guest Speaker: Walter Boron, M.D., Ph.D.David N. and Inez Myers/Antonio Scarpa Professor & Chairman of the Department of Physiology and BiophysicsCase Western Reserve University
PAD Seminar – External Funding: Insights to Professional Foundations
October 8 2015 at 1:00 PM
5057 Woodward
The offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost, and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer the Professional and Academic Development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators.  Seminars are free, but registration is required. For this seminar, External Funding:  Insights to Professional Foundations, we will place emphasis on finding funding prospects and managing relationships with foundations.  The seminar will take place Thursday, October 8th, 2015, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at 5057 Woodward, 6th Floor, Conference Room A. Topics will include: Working with Foundation Relations Resources for Finding Funding Interacting with Foundations Leveraging Grant Funds And more! Speakers will be Heidi Coates, director for Foundation Relations, Julianne Bjarnesen, assistant director for Foundation Relations, and Julie Burtch, foundation relations officer   Hope to see you there!    
Traumatic Brain Injury Causes Retention of Long Introns via Regulation of Local Epigenetic Profile
October 9 2015 at 1:00 PM
Scott Hall
This Michael E. Buck, M.D., Seminar in Pharmacology features Arko Sen, Ph.D., pharmacology graduate stduent. Presented by the WSU Department of Pharmacology.
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