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Dr. Galletto Receives Tenure

Congratulations to Roberto Galletto, whose promotion with tenure was officially approved by the Board of Trustees on March 3, 2017.

Joseph Stodola – Olin Biomedical Science Fellow

Congratulations to Joseph Stodola. Joe received the Olin Biomedical Science Fellowship. These Fellowships were created by a generous gift from the Olin Foundation. The Olin Fellowships are presented to Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students conducting research in the biomedical sciences in any Washington University graduate program who have made significant contributions, and demonstrated the potential to become outstanding research scientists. Joe obtained his PhD degree last summer in Peter Burgers’ lab. Next month, he will join Sigma-Aldrich.

Dr. Linda Pike Featured in the Journal of Biological Chemistry

Congratulations to Linda Pike! The Journal of Biological Chemistry included one of her publications among their collection “Highlights of 2016.” The paper is: Ronan et al. Different Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Agonists Produce Unique Signatures for the Recruitment of Downstream Signaling Proteins. J. Biol. Chem. 291 (11): 5528-5540.
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BMB EVENTS

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

  • January 30th, 2017 – Jim Janetka, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and Chemistry Adjunct, along with Scott Hultgren, PhD, Helen L. Stoever Professor of Molecular Microbiology received and a four year grant award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for his research entitled “Small Molecule Bacterial Lectin Antagonists for UTI Treatment and Prevention”.

  • December 19th, 2016 – Timothy M. Lohman, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics received a four year grant award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for his research entitled “Helicase Catalyzed DNA Unwinding”.

  • 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”.

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Recent Publications

  • Sukrit Singh and Gregory R. Bowman
    Quantifying allosteric communication via both concerted structural changes and conformational disorder with CARDS
    J. Chem. Theory Comput. (2017) (Abstract)

  • Ballante F., Reddy D.R., Zhou N.J., and Marshall G.R.
    Structural insights of SmKDAC8 inhibitors: Targeting Schistosoma epigenetics through a combined structure-based 3D QSAR, in vitro and synthesis strategy.
    Bioorg Med Chem. (2017) (Abstract)

  • Vasilios Kalas, Jerome S. Pinkner, Thomas J. Hannan, Michael E. Hibbing, Karen W. Dodson, Alex S. Holehouse, Hao Zhang, Niraj H. Tolia, Michael L. Gross, Rohit V. Pappu, James Janetka and Scott J. Hultgren
    Evolutionary fine-tuning of conformational ensembles in FimH during host-pathogen interactions
    Science Advances Vol. 3, no. 2 (2017) (Abstract)

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