Molecular Biosciences Program

Q&A with graduate student Jimena Ruiz

Jimena Ruiz is a first-generation college student from Los Angeles who is pursuing a PhD in Molecular Biosciences from WSU’s School of Molecular Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Jimena is investigating the influences of mitochondrial stress and lipids on dietary-induced ferroptosis, which is associated with neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.

Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine PhD student Jimena Ruiz poses for a photo in her lab.

Q&A with professional master’s student Laura Winder

Laura Winder grew up right here in Pullman and completed her Bachelor of Science in chemistry education at Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2006. Now, she’s right back in Pullman pursuing her Professional Science Master’s degree in the WSU’s School Molecular Biosciences. She hopes to teach AP and dual-enrollment courses at the high school level. What are some […]

Laura Winder with her children at Ferdinand's.