New Drug Development Center Created at Washington University


Michael S. Kinch and John A. Cooper, MD, PhD, professor and head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, will serve as co-directors of the new Center for Drug Discovery (CDD). The CDD will fill the void in developing drugs that have been abandoned due to market pressures. More…

2016 NSF Graduate Fellowship Recipient – Yansel Nuñez

yansel nunezYansel Nuñez was recently awarded an NSF graduate fellowship. Yansel received a B.S. in biology from Seton Hall University. After graduation, he spent a year working at the NIH in their Intramural Research Training program. In 2014, he matriculated at Washington University in the Molecular Cell Biology graduate program. He joined Dr. Linda Pike’s laboratory where his thesis research focuses on EGF receptor structure and function.

On the Back Cover of ChemMedChem


ChemMedChem selected Dr. Laurel Mydock-McGrane’s image from the journal article, alpha-Ketobenzothiazole Serine Protease Inhibitors of Aberrant HGF/c-MET and MSP/RON Kinase Pathway Signaling in Cancer. Han, Z., Harris, P.K.W., Karmakar, P., Kim, T., Owusu, B.Y., Wildman, S.A., Klampfer, L. and Janetka, J.W. ChemMedChem 11:640 (2016) to be on the back cover of their March 17th issue. Dr. Mydock-McGrane is in the laboratory of Dr. Jim Janetka.

More in the News Archive


More in the Events Archive


Research Awards
Michael Greenberg, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics received an award from the CDI hPSC Pilot Grant Program to develop models of familial cardiomyopathies using stem cells.

Featured Publications
Sokoloski, J.E., Kozlov, A.G., Galletto, R. and Lohman, T.M. Chemo-Mechanical Pushing of Proteins Along Single-Stranded DNA. PNAS, USA (E-pub ahead of print.) (2016).