Dr. Cynthia Cooper is conducting ground-breaking research in the School of Molecular Biosciences using zebrafish models to learn more about skin pigment diseases like albinism and melanoma and to develop treatments for the conditions.
Carson Carruthers has spent her time at WSU gaining valuable research and building relationships she hopes will help get her accepted into a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program after she graduates in May. Originally from Vancouver, Washington, Carson is a genetics and cellular biology major on the pre-veterinary track.
Microbiology major Alison Dockery dreams of one day becoming a small animal veterinarian, and she will be one step closer to that goal when she graduates from WSU this spring. Dockery moved from Dublin, Ireland, to the United States in 2011 and later graduated high school from Sammamish, Washington. She is majoring microbiology and is on the pre-veterinary track.
When genetics and cell biology major Nora Zander graduates from WSU in May, the Toledo, Washington, native hopes to either pursue a career as a forensic DNA analyst or remain in school to earn a master’s degree and eventually teach middle or high school science.
Nina Ly plans on pursuing a graduate degree in genetic counseling when she graduates from WSU in December. From University Place, Washington, the Curtis Senior High School is minoring in pre-genetic counseling and majoring in genetics and cell biology in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s School of Molecular Biosciences.