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ResearchNow! is published to communicate the results of faculty research conducted at Washington State University Vancouver. This is your portal for learning about exciting discoveries and innovations.

September 2021

Expanding understanding of pigmentation diseases

Cynthia Cooper has spent  18 years studying the relationship of pigmentation to human diseases, notably melanoma and albinism, using zebrafish as a model. Cooper, associate professor of molecular bioscience at WSU Vancouver, has now received a two-year, $100,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to further her research into other potentially pigment-related diseases. She is interested in the idea that pigment can somehow help promote the development of bodily systems that are important for seeing, hearing and other sensory experiences.

Click on Research Highlights above to read more about her work.

Scan the archives to view other research stories, including abstracts of the winning presentations from the 2021 WSU Vancouver Research Showcase.