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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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“Roles of Angiotensin II in Aortic Aneurysms.”
March 26 2015 at 12:00 PM
Scott Hall
Alan Daugherty, Ph.D., D.Sc. College of Medicine Senior Associate Dean for Research Director-Saha Cardiovascular Research Center Gill Foundation Chair in Preventive Cardiology Professor of Medicine and Physiology University of Kentucky, College of Medicine
Medical Specialty Lunch- Ophthalmology
March 26 2015 at 12:00 PM
Scott Hall
The Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Alumni Affairs is pleased to present a Medical Specialty Lunch featuring Ophthalmology on Tuesday, April 14 from 12-1 pm in Scott Hall 1358. Would you like to know where a specialty in Ophthalmology can take you?  How it will impact your personal and professional life?  What you can do to prepare for a career in this specialty?  Then join us for a discussion with alumni in the field!  Lunch will be provided for the first 20 students to arrive.
COS Pivot/WSU ResearchConnect Training
March 26 2015 at 2:00 PM
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 Thursday, March 26, 2-3:30 p.m., in the Undergraduate Library, Computer Lab A. This event is free, but space is limited, and registration is required!
Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogen Training for Laboratory Workers
March 27 2015 at 10:00 AM
Scott Hall
This training is required annually for all employees who work with materials that are handled at Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2), including work with human blood, body fluids, tissue, cell lines, animals infected with human pathogens, mammalian viruses, etc. Employees who have taken this class at least once at WSU may take the annual refresher on-line. Topics covered include: Explanation of Biosafety Principles and Levels from CDC/NIH Contents of the WSU Biosafety Manual & Exposure Control Plan Explanation of bloodborne infectious diseases Procedures to follow in an exposure incident Safe work practices Personal protective equipment Use of biological safety cabinets and other safety equipment Biohazard waste disposal rules, and much more. Click here to view the Biosafety Powerpoint Presentation (note: viewing these slides does not count as training!) Click here for an explanation of Biosafety Levels.    
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