Congratulations to Robb Welty for being selected for the 2016 Elson Fellowship in honor of Dr. Elliot Elson

Mr. Welty received his B.S., double majoring in chemistry and biochemistry, from the University of Minnesota Duluth. During that time, he began doing research studying the effects of molecular crowding on diffusion using fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS). (more…)

Congratulations to Sarem Hailemariam for being selected for the 2016 MilliporeSigma Fellowship in memory of Dr. Gerty Cori

Ms. Hailemariam received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She joined the Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis in 2012 as part of the Molecular Cell Biology program. (more…)

BMB Spring 2016 Newsletter

The BMB Spring 2016 Newsletter is now available to view online.

You can view it by clicking on THIS link or on the below image.

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2016 Joint Department Welcome BBQ

On August 25, 2016, the Biochemistry Department and the Graduate Programs in Biochemistry and Computational & Molecular Biophysics hosted a welcome BBQ for the new incoming students.
The BBQ was held in Forest Park with food catered from Vernon’s BBQ. (Photos)

2nd Annual Chili Cook-off

On February 19th, we held our Annual Chili Cook-off. The competition was intense and the chili was good! The Lohman lab is this year’s winner. Congratulations! (Photos)

2015 Holiday Party

On December 7th, we held our Holiday Party in the King Center located within the Bernard Becker library. Fun, food, Santa and trivia! Trivia winners this year are: Eric Galburt, Ana Ruiz-Manzano, Jay Rammohan & Eric and Kimberly Tomko. (Photos)

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Research Awards

  • Jim Janetka, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, received a new two year grant award from the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Research Fund for his research entitled “Inhibitors of growth factor activation as new adjunct chemotherapy for cancer”.

  • Gregory Bowman, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics received a new five year grant award from the National Science Foundation for his research entitled “CAREER: FAST methods for protein folding and design”.

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Recent Publications

  • Pascolutti, R., Sun, X., Kao, J., Maute, R., Ring, A.M., Bowman, G.R. and Kruse, A.C.
    Structure and Dynamics of PD-L1 and an Ultra High-Affinity PD-1 Receptor Mutant.
    Structure (e-pub ahead of print) (2016)

  • Wang, Q., Heizer, E., Rosa, B.A., Wildman, S.A., Janetka, J.W. and Mitreva, M.
    Characterization of parasite-specific indels and their proposed relevance for selective anthelminthic drug targeting.
    Infection, Genetics and Evolution 39:201-211 (2016) [Abstract]

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