Congratulations to Drake Jensen for being named the 2016 Gary K. Ackers Fellow

Drake Jensen

Mr. Jensen received his B.A. in Chemistry and B.S. in Biology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2013. During this time, he began pursuing research in equilibrium and kinetic studies of Calmodulin target recognition. (more…)

2016 David F. Silbert Summer Fellowship

This summer, Margery Gang, a second-year medical student, was the recipient of the David F. Silbert Summer Fellowship award.

Supported by this award, Ms. Gang performed research in the laboratories of Drs. Matthew Christopher and Timothy Ley in the Division of Oncology of the Department of Medicine. Her project was entitled “WT1 loss-of-function mutations in Acute Myeloid Leukemia”. (more…)

Michael Greenberg Nominated for Mentor of the Year Award

Dr. Michael Greenberg, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, has been chosen to receive the Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year Award.

Each fall after the completion of funded summer research projects, the Office of Undergraduate Research ask their students to nominate mentors for outstanding contributions to their success as undergraduate researchers. (more…)

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2016 SLU and WU Retreat

The SLU/WU Retreat was held on October 7, 2016 at the Danforth Plant Science Center.

Click the following links to view more photos or a slideshow of the photos taken at the event.

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)

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Research Awards

  • November 1st, 2016 – Dr. Gregory Bowman, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics received a two year subcontract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. This project is a subcontract with Drs. Gaya Amarsinghe (Wash U) and Christopher Basler (Georgia State University) for his project entitled “Therapeutics Targeting Filoviral Interferon-Antagonist and Replication Functions”.

  • October 14th, 2016 – Dr. Gregory Bowman, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, has been chosen to receive a 2016 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering in support of his research entitled “Energy-landscape engineering: exploiting proteins uncharted conformations”. (more…)

  • October 13th, 2016 – Michael Greenberg, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics received received an award from the CDI hPSC Pilot Grant Program to develop models of familial cardiomyopathies using stem cells.

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Recent Publications

  • Greenberg M.J., Shuman H., and Ostap E.M.
    Measuring the Kinetic and Mechanical Properties of Non-processive Myosins Using Optical Tweezers.
    Methods Mol Biol. 1486:483-509. (2017)

  • Chris A. Brosey, Chris Ho, Winnie Z. Long, Sukrit Singh, Kathryn Burnett, Greg L. Hura, Jay C. Nix, Gregory R. Bowman, Tom Ellenberger, and John A. Tainer
    Defining NADH-Driven Allostery Regulating Apoptosis-Inducing Factor
    Structure (2016) (Abstract)

  • Needham S.R., Roberts S.K., Arkhipov A., Mysore V.P., Tynan C.J., Zanetti-Domingues L.C., Kim E.T., Losasso V., Korovesis D., Hirsch M., Rolfe D.J., Clarke D.T., Winn M.D., Lajevardipour A., Clayton A.H., Pike L.J., Perani M., Parker P.J., Shan Y., Shaw D.E., and Martin-Fernandez M.L.
    EGFR oligomerization organizes kinase-active dimers into competent signalling platforms.
    Nat Commun. 7:13307 (2016) (Abstract)

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