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Biotechnology Certification Program


Larry Alice, Biology
Noah Ashley, Biology
Ken Crawford, Biology
Cheryl Davis, Biology
Fred DeGraves, Agriculture
Chandrakanth Emani, Biology
Ali Er, Physics
Sanju Gupta, Physics
Sigrid Jacobshagen, Biology
Jarrett Johnson, Biology
Moon-Soo Kim, Chemistry
Rodney King, Director, Biology
Jill Maples, Exercise Physiology
Keith Philips, Biology
Nancy Rice, Biology
Claire Rinehart, Biology
Bruce Schulte, Biology
Nilesh Sharma, Biology
Michael Smith, Biology
Ajay Srivastava, Biology
Martin Stone, Agriculture
Kevin Williams, Chemistry
Blairanne Williams, Chemistry
Lee Winchester, Exercise Physiology
Paul Woosley, Agriculture

The goal of the Biotechnology Center is to apply molecular approaches to studying basic and applied research questions in the biological sciences.  To accomplish our research goals, we depend heavily on motivated student researchers to conduct scientific experiments and analyze data.

In response to this need, the Biotechnology Center has initiated the Biotechnology Certification Program.  Each semester students are selected to participate in an accelerated laboratory training course, learning many of the essential benchtop procedures used in biological labs.

The program is designed to provide Western students with the skills and experience to enter the research laboratory of a Biotech Center faculty member and rapidly generate potentially publishable data.

  • In order to register, you must fill out an online application by the deadline.
  • The deadline for submission of applications is April 11, 2014.
  • Applications will be evaluated by members of the WKU Biotechnology Center.
  • If chosen, you will be allowed to register for BIOL 199 (1 credit hour).

Please go to Biotechnology Certification FAQ's for more information.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14