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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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The Identification and Management of Women at High Risk for Hereditary Breast Cancer
January 27 2015 at 8:00 AM
Hutzel Hospital
Featuring Kevin Hughes, M.D., surgical director of breast screening, co-director of the Avon Comprehensive Breast Evaluation Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. Presented by the WSU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The Identification and Management of Women at High Risk of Hereditary Breast Cancer Part 2
January 27 2015 at 9:00 AM
Hutzel Hospital
Featuring Kevin Hughes, M.D., surgical director of breast screening, co-director of the Avon Comprehensive Breast Evaluation Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. Presented by the WSU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
COS Pivot/WSU ResearchConnect Training
January 27 2015 at 10:00 AM
Undergraduate Library, David Adamany
Faculty, staff and students are invited to a hands-on demonstration to learn how to join and use COS Pivot and WSU ResearchConnect. Wayne State University subscribes to COS Pivot, the single most comprehensive source of funding information available. Whether your work is in the sciences or the arts, COS Pivot services can help support and advance your research. Much more efficient than Googling, the database is an aggregation of funding information that is verified for accuracy, updated for currency and formatted for quick, targeted searching. COS Pivot is available to all current WSU faculty, staff and students. Click on the links below to view COS Pivot handouts Getting StartedFinding ScholarsFinding Funding OpportunitiesYour COS PIVOT Home Page In an effort to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research, Wayne State University is committed to using innovative research tools and information technologies to promote collaboration. ResearchConnect is one of these tools which provides a searchable database of expertise across most disciplines at WSU. Explore the profiles, publications, and grant data of hundreds of researchers within our university. Follow the network and collaborations within WSU, throughout the SciVal Experts Community, and across the national DIRECT and VIVO networks. The publications and grants listed for faculty members reflect their expertise in the unit(s) with which they are affiliated here at WSU or at prior institutions and offer a snapshot of their knowledge and interests. This training seminar will take place Tuesday, January 17, 2015, 10-11:30 a.m., in the Undergraduate Library, Computer Lab A. This event is free, but space is limited, and registration is required!
Our bodies, our bacteria: Human microbiota from the lungs to the vagina
January 27 2015 at 12:00 PM
Scott Hall
Featuring Christine Bassis, Ph.D., research investigator for the University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. Presented by the WSU Department of Immunology and Microbiology.
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