Graduate Students In The News
Zebrafish and Hearing Loss
By Yue Hang
It was a typical Thursday for Alexandria Hudson, a doctoral candidate in neuroscience at the Washington State University Vancouver campus. She went to the Coffin Lab, where she worked, to check the result of her experiment.
“The result will be used for my presentation at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology conference next week,” says Alexandria, though she had no idea what the result would be. “It’s the fun part of science—sometimes, the results will be surprising.”
The upcoming conference is not the first one Alexandria has participated in. Since starting her Ph.D. program in 2016, … » More …Read Story
By Cheryl Reed
Michael Gonzalez, a 2015 WSU doctoral graduate and ARCS scholar, recently visited WSU to talk with graduate students about postdoctoral opportunities at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where he now works.
After completing his doctoral degree at WSU, Michael did a postdoc at the Center for Applied Genomics at CHOP and is now a staff scientist at the hospital utilizing computational and bioinformatics tools to identify genetic mechanisms involved in a number of disorders in pediatric medicine, specifically attempting to answer basic questions about how the immune system functions in certain disease states. His research has looked at some rare diseases … » More …Read Story
By Ruth Williams
Kaitlin Witherell, a doctoral student in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at WSU, was destined to become a scientist. When she was young, she frequently went to work with her mother, who is also a scientist. As Kaitlin grew older, so did her interest in microbiology. In high school she conducted an extensive project on the micro-organisms that live off the oxidation of the Titanic.
“I’d been sitting in the lab for 12 hours one day, and realized that I wasn’t sick of studying it yet,” says Kaitlin. “That was when I realized how much I liked it!”
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Lisa Gloss appointed dean of WSU Graduate School
Lisa Gloss has been appointed as dean of the WSU Graduate School effective Jan. 1. Gloss has been serving as the interim dean since August 2017. Her accomplishments and success as interim dean were integral to the provost’s decision. Read MoreRead Story
Associate Dean Lori Carris Named Fellow of Mycological Society of America
The newest Fellow of the Mycological Society of America, award-winning Washington State University scientist and teacher Lori Carris helps us understand the incredible impact that fungi have on our crops, our lives and our world. Read More.Read Story
Environmental Science and Public Service
Philip Steenstra is an Army captain and graduate student at Washington State University pursuing a degree in environmental science. He was recently highlighted on the Council of Graduate School’s website. Read More.Read Story
$2.2 million gift creates graduate fellowship
By Marcia Hill Gossard, College of Veterinary Medicine
A $2.2 million gift from the estate of Bernadine and James Seabrandt will create the Bernadine Fulfs Seabrandt Graduate Fellowship in Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University’s school of Molecular Biosciences. Read MoreRead Story
Ph.D. student researcher inoculates trees in race against fire blight
WENATCHEE, Wash. – Apple and pear growers in Washington state recently declared that the spring of 2018 marks one of the worst outbreaks of fire blight in recent history, as noted by Capital Press, an agricultural news publication. Read MoreRead Story
NextGen Ph.D. Program
Connecting graduate education to underserved populations
Creating a national model to connect graduate education in the humanities to rural and underserved populations is the aim of a new Washington State University effort being funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Read moreRead Story
Doctoral Student Selected for Summer Internship with ETS
by Cheryl Reed
Washington State University doctoral student David Alpizar has been selected for a highly competitive internship this summer for ETS in Princeton, New Jersey. While there, he will be working on the TOEFL test, studying assessment, test score validity, and test fairness.
ETS has developed a number of student performance assessments used by universities, including the GRE, TOEFL, and Praxis. Alpizar’s work with ETS will draw upon his research … » More …Read Story