Michael Greenberg joins Department

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The Department welcomes Dr. Michael Greenberg, who started as an Assistant Professor on August 1. The Greenberg lab focuses on the generation and transduction of forces by molecular motors, with an emphasis on human disease. The lab uses an array of biochemical, biophysical, and cell biological techniques to probe the function and regulation of these motors over a range of scales that extends from single molecules to tissues. Currently, the lab is studying the molecular basis of heart failure.

John Cooper named Head of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

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John A. Cooper, MD​, PhD, has been named head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. More…

2015 David F. Silbert Summer Fellowship

Two WU Medical Students Awarded the David F. Silbert Summer Fellowship

This summer two medical students were awarded the David F. Silbert Summer Fellowship. Congratulations to Brooke Liang and Angus Toland!

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Brooke Liang worked in Russell Pachynski’s laboratory on a project entitled “Evaluation of the Leukocyte Chemoattractant Receptor CMKLR1 on T Cells”. More..


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Angus Toland worked in Doug Chalker’s laboratory on a project entitled “A Conserved Amino Acid Motif in Lia3 is Required for Binding to G Quadruplex DNA”. More...

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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
Wang, Q., Rosa, B.A., Nare, B., Powell, K., Valente, S., Rotili, D., Mai, A., Marshall, G.R. and Mitreva, M. Targeting Lysine Deacetylases (KDACS) in Parasites. PLoS Negl Trop Dis (E-pub ahead of print.) (2015).