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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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The Midtown Block Party: National HIV Testing Day Event
June 30 2017 at 1:00 PM
50 E. Canfield St.
The Detroit Public Health STD Clinic will host a National HIV Testing Day block party from 1 to 6 p.m. June 30. The event will feature free HIV/STD testing, food, music, games and gift cards for the first 15 people tested.
Molecular diversity in neuronal adhesion and self-avoidance
July 6 2017 at 1:00 PM
Scott Hall
This special faculty recruitment seminar features Andrew Garrett, Ph.D., associate research scientist for the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Presented by the WSU Department of Pharmacology.
Perioperative Joint Commission Guidelines
July 7 2017 at 7:00 AM
Harper University Hospital
Featuring Patrick Forrest, M.D. Presented by the WSU Department of Anesthesiology.
Multimodal Pain Management: I get by with a little help from my friends
July 19 2017 at 7:00 AM
Harper University Hospital
Featuring Joel Stockman, M.D., assistant clinical professor of Pediatric Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine for the David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA. Presented by the WSU Department of Anesthesiology.
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