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Ristow Appointed Associate Research Director

PULLMAN, Wash. — Sandra S. Ristow has been appointed associate director of the Washington State University Agricultural Research Center.

Research Director Ralph Cavalieri said Ristow brings a strong background in basic research in biological sciences. Her preparation for leadership was enhanced by the Bryn Mawr Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, which sponsored her participation in a leadership development program in Washington, D.C. She also has demonstrated that leadership as recipient of a U.S. Department of Agriculture special grant in aquaculture.

Ristow’s appointment was effective Jan. 1.

Ristow is a Wisconsin native. She received her bachelor’s in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1972.

She came to WSU on a post doctoral appointment in Veterinary Medicine in 1979 and joined the faculty in animal sciences in 1988.

Her expertise is in trout immunology, with a specialty in infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus. IHNV is the most economically important viral disease in Rainbow trout farming.

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