Category: Events

BMB Events

2017 Carl and Gerty Cori Lecture


Dr. Taekjip Ha, from Johns Hopkins University, presented this year’s Carl and Gerty Cori Lecture on February 28, 2017 in Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center. Dr. Ha is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. (more…)

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)

2015 Holiday Party

On December 7th, we held our Holiday Party in the King Center located within the Bernard Becker library. Fun, food, Santa and trivia! Trivia winners this year are: Eric Galburt, Ana Ruiz-Manzano, Jay Rammohan & Eric and Kimberly Tomko. (Photos)

2015 Halloween Party

On October 30th, Dr. Peter Burgers’ lab hosted our Halloween Party. Chris Ho was voted best costume and received a gift card to Subway. Lots of fun, pizza and costumes! (more photos)

2015 BCM and CMBP Retreat

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Our BCM and CMBP Retreat was held on October 23rd and 24th at Cedar Creek Conference Center. Our keynote speakers were: Drs. Alexander Barnes-Assistant Professor-Chemistry and Peng Yu-Assistant Professor-Cell Biology and Physiology. Dr. Barnes’ talk was entitled: “Using Microwaves to Boost NMR Signals and Determine Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics”. Dr. Yu’s talk was entitled ”Structure and Mechanism of Ligand-Activated Potassium Channels”. Photos…

Talk Winner:
Thomas Kraft – Dr. Paul Hruz Lab

Poster Winner- Post Doc
Kathrin Andrich – Dr. Jan Bieschke Lab

Poster Winner- Student
Chao Wu – Dr. Katherine Henzler-Wildman Lab

Poster Winner- Runners up- Students:
Zeynep Yurtsever – Dr. Thomas Brett Lab
Shannon Ohlemacher – Dr. Jeffrey P. Henderson Lab

Welcome Picnic

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On August 20th, we held our Annual Joint Departmental and Graduate Program BBQ for the new graduate students starting this fall in the programs of Biochemistry and Computational & Molecular Biophysics. Everyone enjoyed food, drinks and games in Forest Park.

Dr. 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

2015 – DeGutis Award

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On June 9, 2015, Robin Shields-Cutler was awarded the 2015 Ceil M. DeGutis Prize in Chemical Biology/Medicinal Chemistry. Robin presented his research at the DeGutis Presentation on June 9th entitled: How the human urinary metabolome supercharges antimicrobial defenses. Robin graduated this Spring from the Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis graduate program. Photos…

The DeGutis award is presented to a senior graduate student, in their fifth or sixth year of graduate study, who has made a significant contribution to the field of Chemical Biology or Medicinal Chemistry disciplines broadly defined. A $250 cash prize and plaque is presented in the awardee.