Peter Burgers’ lab is working on the biochemistry and genetics of yeast DNA replication and repair.


2015 Biophysical Society Fellow and Distinguished Faculty at WUSM

Tim Lohman

Congratulations to Timothy Lohman. Dr. Lohman is being honored for his pioneering biophysical studies of the mechanisms and energetics of protein-DNA interactions, including the enzymology and kinetic mechanisms of DNA helicases and translocases, and single stranded DNA binding proteins. The awards ceremony was held at the Biophysical Society’s 59th Annual Meeting in February 2015.

Timothy Lohman was also selected as a Distinguished Faculty Member at Washington University School of Medicine. The awards ceremony was held on February 18, 2015. A YouTube of the presentation can be found here.

2014 BCM/CMBP Retreat

Tim Lohman

On October 17th and 18th, we had our retreat at Cedar Creek Conference Center in New Haven, MO. Keynote speakers were Jan Bieschke and Timothy Wencewicz from Washington University in St. Louis. Talk Winner: Jayan Rammohan. Poster Winners: Students: Josh Brettmann (winner) and John Robinson (runner up). Postdocs: Josh Sokoloski (winner) and Saurabh Pratap Singh (runner up). More photos..


Research Awards

Peter Burgers has received a four year renewal grant award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for his research entitled "Enzymology of Replication of Yeast Chromosomal DNA".

Featured Publications

Comstock, M.J., Whitely, K.D., Jia, H., Sokoloski, J., Lohman, T.M., Ha, T. and Chemla, Y. Direct Observation of Structure-function Relationship in a Nucleic Acid Processing Enzyme. Science (E-pub ahead of print.) (2015).