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College of Veterinary Medicine Advance Newsletter

WSU’s Neuroscientists: Using Brain Science to Understand Drug Addiction

WSU neuroscientists - Dr. Rita Fuchs and Dr. Ryan McLaughlin
Like many kids her age, Kelli, a tenth-grade high school student, learned about the dangers of using marijuana in health class. “They teach us not to do it because it is a gateway drug, and it can take you down a bad path,” she says. » More ...

Awards and Achievements: Congratulations to Drs. Hunt and Ritter elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to Drs. Patricia Hunt and Sue Ritter who were elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences for their outstanding scientific records of achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the academy to bring the best available science to bear on issues within the state. » More ...

WSU’s School of Molecular Biosciences Joins the College of Veterinary Medicine

Standing in the lab looking at a document with students in lab coats behind them..
For the past seven years Dr. Mike Konkel, professor in the School for Molecular Biosciences, and Dr. Doug Call, professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, have been working together to find answers about how to better control some of the most serious disease causing bacteria found in our food supply. “I believe the best work comes from collaboration,” said Dr. Konkel. “The key for us is we complement each other well. We have overlapping interests, but different expertise and are willing to be flexible and accommodate each other. That’s what makes a collaboration like ours last for so many years.” » More ...