John Cooper named Head of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

John Cooper

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…

Carl Frieden’s Portrait Unveiling

On June 5, 2015 the department held a Reception to unveil a portrait of Professor Carl Frieden. The reception was held to recognize Dr. Frieden’s accomplishments and service to our department, Washington University and the scientific community. More photos

Dr. Frieden is also featured in the Snapshots section of the June 15th issue of “The Record”. more photos

See, I like RNA!

rna with Tim lohman rev2

Tim Lohman spoke at a symposium honoring Pieter deHaseth on the occasion of Pieter’s retirement from Case Western Reserve University.

Left to right: David Auble (U. of Virginia), Pete von Hippel (U. of Oregon), Pieter, Pam Hershberger (Roswell Park Cancer Institute), TML.

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Research Awards
Carl Frieden has received a new five year grant award from from the National Institute on Aging for his research entitled "Alzheimer’s Disease: Defining the apoE-amyloid-beta interaction".

Featured Publications
Fishburn, J., Tomko, E., Galburt, E. and Hahn, S. Double-stranded DNA Translocase Activity of Transcription Factor TFIIH and the Mechanism of RNA Polymerase II Open Complex Formation. PNAS (E-pub ahead of print.) (2015).