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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.

Length of Service Awards


The 2016 Department Service Awards were announced at the Holiday Party on January 8th, 2017.

We would like to thank all members of the department for their service, especially the following: (more…)

Dr. Weikai Li featured in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology

Dr. Weikai LiThe January 2017 issue of Nature Structural & Molecular Biology is now available, and it features a News and Views piece highlighting Dr. Weikai Li’s recent publication, Warfarin traps human vitamin K epoxide reductase in an intermediate state during electron transfer.

You can view Dr. Weikai Li’s paper on NSMB’s site HERE (nature.com), or view the commentary on his paper HERE (nature.com).

Key drivers: Investments in basic science are fundamental to biomedical discovery.

School of Medicine investigators are harnessing new technologies to create precision and personalized approaches to diseases — advances that could not occur without prior investments in basic research.

“Basic research is a key driver of biomedical discovery and an essential part of the robust research environment at the School of Medicine,” said David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine. (more…)

Novel approach shows promise against UTIs

Dr. Jim JanetkaA story about Jim Janetka’s research on antibiotic-sparing therapeutics, prompted by his new paper in J Med Chem, has just published in The Record. His research group has developed small molecules that prevent bacteria from sticking to the bladder wall, halting development of urinary tract infections in mice. (more…)

2016 David F. Silbert Summer Fellowship

This summer, Margery Gang, a second-year medical student, was the recipient of the David F. Silbert Summer Fellowship award.

Supported by this award, Ms. Gang performed research in the laboratories of Drs. Matthew Christopher and Timothy Ley in the Division of Oncology of the Department of Medicine. Her project was entitled “WT1 loss-of-function mutations in Acute Myeloid Leukemia”. (more…)

Michael Greenberg Nominated for Mentor of the Year Award

Dr. Michael Greenberg, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, has been chosen to receive the Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year Award.

Each fall after the completion of funded summer research projects, the Office of Undergraduate Research ask their students to nominate mentors for outstanding contributions to their success as undergraduate researchers. (more…)

Congratulations to Lindsey Steinberg for Receiving the David F. Silbert Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

The 2015-2016 David F. Silbert Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award goes to Ms. Lindsey Steinberg for her work in the Microbes & Pathogenesis course. Ms. Steinberg was nominated by Dr. Henry Huang. Ms. Steinberg exemplified the spirit of this award through her dedication and lasting contribution to the course, the course master, and the students in the class. (more…)