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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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A New Paradigm for Cancer Therapy: Exploiting the Proton-Coupled Folate Transporter for Targeted Drug Delivery to Solid Tumors
May 29 2015 at 1:00 PM
Scott Hall
Featuring Larry Matherly, Ph.D., director of the Cancer Biology Graduate Program, and professor of Oncology and of Pharmacology. Presented by the WSU Department of Pharmacology.
Fighting IBS with Bacteria
June 1 2015 at 12:00 PM
Scott Hall
Featuring Chung Owyang, M.D., the H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Internal Medicine, professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and director of the Pollard Institute for Medical Research at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. Presented by the WSU Department of Internal Medicine.  
Perioperative Surgical Home Model: Can it be a Reality at the DMC?
June 3 2015 at 7:00 AM
Harper University Hospital
Featuring Vinay Pallekonda, M.D. Presented by the WSU Department of Anesthesiology.
Parotid Neoplasms in Children
June 3 2015 at 7:30 AM
Harper University Hospital
Featuring Dr. Svider. Presented by the WSU Department of Otolaryngology.
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