Category Archives: Health & disease

Researching rapid evolution in fruit flies

Seth Rudman, an assistant professor in WSU Vancouver’s School of Biological Sciences, has research interests centering around rapid evolution, rapid adaption in response to environmental stressors, and whole genome evolutionary change within a changing environment. Rudman received his Ph.D. in … Continue reading

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Climate extremes in a warming world

Climate change is already here. Deepti Singh is working to help people understand its impacts. Deepti Singh earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, planning to specialize in aeronautics and astronautics. Today, however, she is an assistant professor in … Continue reading

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Expanding understanding of pigmentation diseases

With a new NIH grant, Cynthia Cooper is probing some “unexpected effects” related to diseases of pigmentation. Cynthia Cooper has spent  18 years studying the relationship of pigmentation to human diseases, notably melanoma and albinism, using zebrafish as a model. Zebrafish … Continue reading

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