Graduate student Mustika Rahmawati hopes her research will one day help scientists and clinicians in the fertility field better diagnose and prevent male infertility. Mustika is pursuing a PhD in Molecular Biosciences.
Graduate student Charles Ugwu is leading research to identify strategies that can limit the ability of a common type of pathogenic bacteria to utilize the metabolic requirements critical for its proliferation.
Graduate student Brittany Genera is researching how a common tick-borne pathogen uses special proteins to manipulate host cells to survive and replicate. Brittany is pursuing a doctorate in Biomedical Sciences – Immunology and Infectious Diseases.
Stephanie Johnson is leading research at WSU’s Paul G. Allen School of Global Health aimed at exploring how policies at large institutions and health care facilities contribute to the spread of infectious diseases. Stephanie is working toward a doctorate in Biomedical Sciences – Immunology and Infectious Diseases,
Graduate student Nadia McLean hopes her research at WSU into the brain mechanisms that drive addiction will ultimately lead to new methods of combatting alcohol use disorder. Nadia is pursuing a doctorate in neuroscience in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience.
Doctoral student Eric Winzenried’s research may one day lead to new ways of preventing and treating metabolic disorders like obesity. Working under the mentorship of Professor Suzanne Appleyard in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, Eric is pursuing a PhD in neuroscience.
Graduate student Shannon Allen Whiles has been leading research at WSU that could lead to new treatments for a highly infectious bacteria, Francisella tularensis, that can cause severe illness and even death. Shannon recently completed a doctorate in Biomedical Sciences – Immunology and Infectious Diseases, a research-intensive program designed to train students in immunology, host-pathogen interactions, and population biology of bacterial, parasitic, and viral infectious diseases in animals and humans.
Years into sobriety, seemingly innocent stimuli — like songs, smells or specific visuals — can trigger memories of earlier drug use and an intense craving that can cause even a long-recovered addict to relapse.