Professors dedicated to your success
When you study biological sciences at WSU, you’ll learn from professors like these:
As part of WSU’s Apple Genome Project, genomics and biotechnology expert Amit Dhingra leads the quest to build a better apple, research that will help sustain the U.S. apple industry in the face of economic and environmental challenges.
Chul Hee Kang
In Professor Kang’s labs, you join the search for new anti-cancer drugs and more effective antibiotics. Professor Kang explores areas such as the relationship between DNA damage, rogue proteins, and cancer, as well as the role of plant enzymes in human molecular pathways.
Neuroscience professor James Krueger is an internationally recognized expert on the biochemical regulation of sleep, the relationships between sleep and infectious disease, and how the brain is organized to produce sleep.
Professor Patricia Hunt discovered the link between certain plastics and estrogen-like molecules that can leach from the plastics into food and beverages. Along with her husband, Professor Terry Hassold, she studies the causes of a variety of types of birth defects. Both faculty members support research labs that are funded at the level of several hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.
A world-renowned leader in the science of sustainable agriculture, Professor John Reganold spearheads a movement among universities nationwide to offer organic farming courses in the curriculum. His reputation as is underscored by his publications in Science, Nature, and Scientific American.