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College of Veterinary Medicine Advance Newsletter

Honoring the Memory of Peter Zornes through Student Scholarhips

On a sunny July afternoon this past summer, 38 golfers in Colfax, Washington, raised money for WSU neuroscience student scholarships and honored the memory of Peter A. Zornes (’03 B.S. neuroscience). Over the last 10 years, the Peter A. Zornes Memorial Golf Tournament has raised thousands of dollars and helped 11 neuroscience students pursue their dreams to become doctors, veterinarians, and medical researchers. The endowment, now valued at over $66,000, provides financial support to neuroscience students each year. » More ...

Why Keep Chickens? A Chat with Tanzanian Farmers

Zoë Campbell talking to research team
A Tanzanian village is not complete without chickens. Hens scratching in the dirt for insects, dusty chicks pushing their tiny bodies through tall grass to follow their mother, roosters delightedly crowing at all hours. They are the most common form of livestock, kept by 48 percent of rural households. » More ...

Training our Students for Success

Dr. Goodman and Keesha in the lab looking at a slide
Keesha Matz wants to understand some of the world’s deadliest viruses. Raised in Chehalis, Washington, her love for microbiology began in a molecular genetics high school class taught by WSU alumnus Henri Weeks. “The class gave me a real feel for research, which I think is unique for a high school class,” says Matz. » More ...

Fellowship Helps Fund a Love of Pathogens

Mike Konkel with graduate student Nicholas Negretti
In a light-filled laboratory, Nick Negretti grows bacteria. “I love pathogens,” says Negretti, who is a graduate student in the WSU School of Molecular Biosciences. “They are so interesting. In each of us, there are more bacterial cells than human cells,” he says. “And while most bacteria are helpful, there are a few that make us sick.” » More ...