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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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Dean's Lecture: Immunological shifts during pregnancy and after parturition
August 17 2017 at 12:00 PM
Scott Hall
The leader of the Division of Infectious Diseases for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine will present a special Dean’s Lecture at the Wayne State University School of Medicine on Aug. 17. Sing Sing Way, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Pediatrics and the Pauline and Lawson Reed Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and an infectious disease physician-scientist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, will present “Immunological shifts during pregnancy and after parturition” from  noon to 1:15 p.m. Aug. 17. The lecture will take place in Room 3125 of Scott Hall. Dr. Way, a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, provides clinical care for infants and children with communicable infection. His laboratory investigates the pathogenesis of fetal wastage that occurs with prenatal infection and maternal-fetal immune tolerance. His research in developmental and reproductive immunology has been described in many publications in prestigious scientific journals, including Nature, Cell, and Cell Host & Microbe. His work has been recognized with the E. Mead Johnson Award from the Society of Pediatric Research and the inaugural Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research. His research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the March of Dimes Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholars program.
Presentation Skills
August 21 2017 at 3:30 PM
Speaking in front of a group of people is something we all have to do occasionally. Help your employees become better public speakers through this informative session which covers how to adequately prepare and deliver effective presentations. Participants will emerge with a greater understanding of how to share a logical thought process, keep their audiences engaged, minimize nervousness and make the main points of their presentation memorable. Each participant will have the opportunity to practice what they have learned.
Enhanced Recovery: Perioperative Pathways Leading to Better Outcomes
August 23 2017 at 7:00 AM
Harper University Hospital
Featuring Vinay Pallekonda, M.D. Presented by the WSU Department of Anesthesiology.
Scar Revision
August 23 2017 at 7:30 AM
Harper University Hospital
Featuring Dr. Hojjat. Presented by the WSU Department of Otolaryngology.
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