First-Generation student

WSU biochemistry student studies genetic disease to help people like her father

Washington State University student Taylor Moore’s father has for decades suffered the debilitating effects of intervertebral disc degeneration, a condition characterized by the breakdown of one or more discs in the spine, causing chronic pain in the back or neck. “He looks normal, but he can’t do the normal things that other people can do,” […]

Taylor Moore standing in a field of red tulips.

Tomorrow’s Scientists: Matthew Mietchen

A student in the Individual Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, Matthew’s research in Dr. Eric Lofgren’s lab is focused on mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, specifically the transmission of healthcare-associated infections like methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, in both hospital and community settings.  “I’m primarily interested in studying […]

Matthew Mietchen with his wife and 2 dogs.