153041-SMB-newsletter-infographicAt spring commencement, we had the pleasure of congratulating 38 graduates from our three majors: microbiology, biochemistry, and genetics and cell biology. It was one of our largest graduating classes. We have witnessed tremendous growth and now have roughly 450 students, nearly doubling in size since 2012. The accomplishments of these and previous graduates speak to the strong programs we offer. Over the past five years, six of the 10 National Goldwater Scholarship recipients at WSU were majors in the School of Molecular Biosciences. Our students are also accepted annually into top tier graduate programs and professional schools in the health sciences.

DSC_9803Our programs have continued to grow through the introduction and expansion of innovative fast-track programs like STARS (bachelor of science to doctorate degree) and the new Microbiology 3+4 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Biochemistry 3+4 Pharmacy tracks. Keep checking back in because exciting things are always developing in the Molecular Biosciences!

Bill Davis
Go Cougs! — Bill Davis, associate dean of undergraduate education