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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Department of Immunology and Microbiology merged in January 2017 to form the new Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry. 

While we build a unified website, information about our programs, students, staff, and faculty will remain available at our legacy websites:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology have become central to the biological revolution that is transforming the life of all humans. Our goal is to prepare students for active participation in this exciting area of human endeavor, by investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying biological processes, with emphasis by focusing on the relationship between macromolecular structure and function. Our research programs range from investigations of the detailed interactions of biological molecules and to broad studies of evolutionary processes. The department has undergone a major expansion in the area of in structural biology, with new faculty who have nationally ranked programs in x-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance. Read more.

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Emergency Medicine Medical Specialty Luncheon
January 22 2018 at 12:00 PM
From September through April, The Office of Alumni Affairs, in conjunction with the Office of Student Affairs, will be host medical specialty lunches. These lunches are a great way to learn about specialties you may be interested in and gain insight into what life is like as a practicing physician. A different specialty will be showcased at each luncheon and 2-3 alumni physicians will discuss their medical education, residencies, career choice, professional and personal experiences related to their specialty, and answer questions. To view the Medical Specialty Luncheon schedule for 2017 and sign up, please visit:
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Genetics, Diet and Precision Medicine
January 23 2018 at 11:30 AM
Scott Hall
Featuring Wanging Liu, Ph.D., associate professor of WSU Pharmaceutical Sciences.  Presented by the WSU Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry.
Workshop: How to Use COS Pivot to Search for External Funding
January 23 2018 at 1:00 PM
Undergraduate Library
Wayne State University subscribes to COS Pivot, a searchable funding opportunities and expertise database. It is available to all WSU faculty, staff and students, who may register for free. Faculty, staff and students are invited to a hands-on demonstration to learn how to join and use COS Pivot. Whether your work is in the sciences or the arts, COS Pivot services can help find funding to support your research. Much more efficient than Googling, the database is an aggregation of funding information that is verified for accuracy, updated for currency and formatted for quick, targeted searching. COS Pivot is available to all current WSU faculty, staff and students. COS Pivot Quick Start Guide This training seminar will take place Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 1 to 2 p.m. Undergraduate Library Room 1140 This event is free, but registration is required! 
Regional Anesthesia for the Upper Extremity
January 24 2018 at 7:00 AM
Harper University Hospital
Featuring Mohamed Ismaeil, M.D. Presented by the WSU Department of Anesthesiology.
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