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Andressa Smith, Johnson & Johnson director of licensing, originally majored in food science but decided to make the change to microbiology.

WSU alum researches cancer after mom was cured of disease

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter July 2, 2021

Andressa Smith, Johnson & Johnson director of licensing, is a WSU alum working in cancer research to determine new and effective therapies. Smith said she is the person who makes the calls when...

The conservation of Tasmanian devils is crucial as they are one of only a few species consuming bones as part of their diet.

Researchers find Tasmanian devil genome responds to unique transmissible cancer

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor June 18, 2021

An international collaboration involving researchers from the University of Idaho and WSU is studying transmissible cancers and evolution in Tasmanian devils.  Tasmanian devils are marsupials that...

Eric Barrow, Miles Pepper and Scott Hanson, employees of the Voiland College Machine Shop, are helping build the CentriFLEX prototype.

WSU researchers create device to grow cancer-killing cells

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor June 14, 2021

WSU researchers developed a device to rapidly grow killer T cells, immune cells that can be used to treat cancer.  Chemical engineering doctoral students Kitana Kaiphanliam and Brenden Fraser-Hevlin...

Zhaokang Cheng works with postdoctoral research associate Peng Xia in their lab. Cheng said heart disease is one of the main causes of death in cancer survivors, other than cancer recurrence.

‘Cancer therapy is a heartbreaker’

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor April 24, 2020

Researchers in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at WSU Spokane recently pinpointed a protein that plays a critical role in heart damage caused by chemotherapy drugs.  Zhaokang Cheng,...

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