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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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Local Anesthetic Toxicity: Past, Present and Future
July 30 2014 at 6:30 AM
Harper University Hospital
Featuring Chima Nzerem, D.O. Presented by the WSU Department of Anesthesiology.
Panel Discussion: Introduction to the Clinical Competency Committee
July 30 2014 at 1:00 PM
Dingell VA Medical Center
Featuring Heidi Kromei, PH.D., academic director fo rthe Detriot Medical Center Graduate Medical Education; Paul Dougherty, M.D., program director of the orthopaedic surgery residency program for the Detroit Medical Center/Providence Hospital; and Vicky Diaz, M.S.N., Ph.D., associate program director of the WSU Department of Neurosurgery. Presented by the WSU Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences.
Unraveling cancer signaling networks with mass spectrometry
July 31 2014 at 4:30 PM
Hudson-Webber Cancer Research Center
Featuring Paul Huang, Ph.D., team leader for the Institute of Cancer Research in London, England. Presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Institute.
Laboratory Safety Training
August 5 2014 at 10:00 AM
Scott Hall
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!)
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