Graduate Certificate in Protein Biotechnology
The NIH Protein Biotechnology Training Program at Washington State University offers interdisciplinary training to enhance the graduate experience and produce versatile scientists and engineers to address the future needs of biotechnology in academic, industrial, or government service.
The program provides state-of-the-art training in basic science relevant to biotechnology and an education in the applied aspects of biotechnology, with particular emphasis on protein science.
Trainees in the Program are admitted for graduate studies through one of the participating academic units, then nominated for a traineeship:
- Department of Chemistry
- School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
- School of Molecular Biosciences
- Program in Molecular Plant Sciences
- Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
Trainee positions are supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, and contributions by Washington State University.
There is no application process for this certificate. all Ph.D. students are in the NIH Training Program in order to qualify for the certificate. There are no tests required. Students take the required courses, perform an industrial extenship, and participate in the program during their Ph.D. career.
Abu-Lail, Nehal, Ph.D.
Nanoscale Cellular Interactions and Mechanics
Berkman, Clifford, Ph.D.
Design, synthesis, and evaluation of inhibitors of proteases and peptidases related to cancer; design of novel enzymes inhibitors for the use in targeting tumor cells with diagnostic and therapeutic agents.
Beyenal, Haluk, Ph.D.
Biofilm and Fuel Cells
Black, Margaret, Emeritus Professor
Molecular evolution, pathway engineering and extensive in vitro and in vivo analyses to improve and evaluate suicide genes for gene therapy of cancer.
Brayton, Kelly A, Ph.D.
Functional genomics of vector-borne pathogens.
Browse, John A, Ph.D.
Lipid and membrane biochemistry, pathways and regulation of lipid synthesis and membrane formation in higher plants, chilling and freezing tolerance in plants.
Brozik, James, Ph.D.
Biophysics, Material Science, Biosensors, Instrument Design and Fabrication.
Call, Douglas Ruben, Ph.D.
Mechanisms that lead to the emergence, amplification, persistence and dissemination of antibiotic resistance in food animal production systems.
Carabeo, Rey, Ph.D.
Chlamydia trachomatis-epithelium interaction using 3D cell culture systems, Molecular biology of iron-dependent repression of transcription in Chlamydia – No longer accepting new student.
Celli, Jean, Ph.D.
Molecular mechanisms of Brucella abortus modulation of host cell functions.
Croteau, Rodney, Regents Professor
Elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1997, expertise is plant sciences, specifically isolated genes involved in the biosynthesis of Taxol, important in treating cancer.
Dhingra, Amit, Ph.D.
Horticultural genomics, plastid transformation, organelle genomics, photobiology and photosynthesis.
Dong, Wenji, Ph.D.
Cardiac Muscle Biology and Mechanics, Protein Chemistry and Engineering, Fluorescence Techniques, Computer Modeling, Nanoscale Biosensor Design and Engineering
Ficklin, Stephen, Ph.D.
Gang, David R, Ph.D.
Our research seeks to elucidate the biosynthetic pathways that produce novel and important plant specialized metabolites in aromatic plants, to uncover the mechanisms responsible for the evolution of these pathways in the plant kingdom and to understand the function of a given natural product in the biology and physiology of a given plant species.
Goodman, Alan, Ph.D.
Animal models of microbial infection, Computational models for functional genomics and signaling pathways
Haseltine, Cynthia A, Ph.D.
Mechanisms of homologous recombination and cellular responses to DNA damage in hyperthermophilic archaeal microbes.
Kahn, Michael L, Ph.D.
Biochemistry, genetics and physiology of metabolism in the nitrogen-fixing symbiosis between rhizobia and legume plants.
Kang, Chulhee, Ph.D.
SR Calcium Regulation in Cardiac Muscle
Biochemical approaches for cancer-associated proteins and UV-damaged DNA to develop anticancer drugs. Enzyme and Plant engineering for effective generation for biofuel.
Kim, Kwanhee, Ph.D.
Vitamin A signaling circuitry in reproductive organs, Reproductive toxicology by plasticizer phthalates.
Kirchhoff, Helmut, Ph.D.
Photosynthesis, Molecular Architecture and Dynamics of Photosynthetic Membranes
Knodler, Leigh, Ph.D.
Salmonella-intestinal epithelial cell interactions.
Kostyukova, Alla S, Ph.D.
Regulation of actin dynamics by actin-binding proteins, protein structure and protein-protein interactions, circular dichroism.
Kunz, Hans Henning, Ph.D.
Investigate chloroplast ion transport and homeostasis, discover and characterize new chloroplast ion transporters, design of organelle specific gene family targeting amiRNA library
Lange, Bernd M, Ph.D.
Characterizing the interface between primary and secondary metabolic pathways, with particular emphasis on the biosynthesis of terpenoids.
Lewis, Norman G, Ph.D.
Bichemistry of natural and medicinal products in plants, biochemistry of plant cell-wall synthesis and unique plant constituents, effects of gravity on metabolic pathways in plants.
Magnuson, Nancy S, Emeritus Professor
One of the first to identify how th ePIM-1 gene contributes to cancer development.
Main, Doreen, Ph.D.
Bioinformatics, plant comparative genomics, development of a comparative mapping database for rosaceaous crops, synteny conservation of resistance genes in Rosaceae, global analysis of functional units in plant chromosomes, development of plant bioinformatics analysis tools.
Mancini, Rock, Ph.D.
Molecular control of synthetic targets to effect macroscopic changes in biological and physical systems. Organic chemistry; polymer chemistry; chemical biology.
Neff, Michael, Ph.D.
Molecular, genetic and biochemical approaches to uncover and describe the interactions between various signaling pathways that modulate plant development.
Nicola, Anthony, Ph.D.
Cell biology of virus-host interactions, herpesviruses, viral entry, membrane fusion, envelope glycoproteins, viral pathogenesis
Marine natural product drug discovery for parasitic diseases
Omsland, Anders, Ph.D.
Biology of bacterial obligate intracellular parasites, virulence, metabolic capabilities, and regulation of bacterial morphological transitions
Palmer, Guy Hughes, DVM, Ph.D.
Reeves, Raymond, Emeritus Professor
Roberts, Steven, Ph.D.
Genome dynamics: mechanisms of mutation and chromosome alteration that contribute to human disease. Mutagenesis of ssDNA in cancer.
Sanguinet, Karen, Ph.D.
Research focus on factors that modulate growth and development. Study of root architecture of the Pooideae subfamily of temperate grasses using developmental, genetic and genomics approaches.
Shah, Devendra Hansraj, BVSc, PhD
Food and water-borne bacterial diseases; avian infectious diseases.
Shelden, Eric A, Ph.D.
Cytoskeletal regulation and dynamics during injury, migration and differentiation of mammalian cells.
Smerdon, Michael J, Ph.D.
Our broad objective is to understand the molecular details of an important defense mechanism (DNA repair) against phenotypic changes in cells, and its modulation by different chromatin domains.
Smertenko, Andrei, Ph.D.
Our work combines a variety of complex investigative procedures including biochemical techniques, molecular biology, genetics, live cell imaging, and cell biology. The findings of our projects will be harnessed for the development of new technologies aiming at improving traits of crops and industrially important plant species.
Tanaka, Kiwamu, Ph.D.
Molecular plant-microbe interactions and plant innate immunity
Thomas, Kawula, Ph.D.
Vadyvaloo, Viveka, Ph.D.
Arthropod-borne zoonotic infectious diseases, including the etiological agent of the bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis.
Wie, Bernard J. Van, Ph.D.
Biosensors, Biomedical Processes, Mammalian Cell & Tissue Culture, Engineering Education
Wyrick, John Jason, Ph.D.
Regulation of eukaryotic genome expression, histone acetylation, and the development of new functional genomic and bioinformatic tools.