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”.

  • October 14th, 2016 – Dr. Gregory Bowman, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, has been chosen to receive a 2016 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering in support of his research entitled “Energy-landscape engineering: exploiting proteins uncharted conformations”. (more…)

  • October 13th, 2016 – Michael Greenberg, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics received received an award from the CDI hPSC Pilot Grant Program to develop models of familial cardiomyopathies using stem cells.

  • October 10th, 2016 – Michael Greenberg, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics has been awarded a CDI Micro-Grant from the Washington University Center for Cellular Imaging to use high-resolution imaging techniques to study familial cardiomyopathies in stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes.

  • September 27th, 2016 – Jim Janetka, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, received a new two year grant award from the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Research Fund for his research entitled “Inhibitors of growth factor activation as new adjunct chemotherapy for cancer”.

    More information here: “Siteman fund grants $300,000 for unique approaches to fighting cancer

  • May 27th, 2016 – Gregory Bowman, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics received a new five year grant award from the National Science Foundation for his research entitled “CAREER: FAST methods for protein folding and design”.

  • May 20th, 2016 – Gregory Bowman, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics received a BWF Ad Hoc grant in support of a workshop entitled “The 2016 Workshop on Kinetics and Markov State Models (MSMs) in Drug Design” held on May 19-20 at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  • April 27th, 2016 – Peter M. Burgers, PhD, Marvin A. Brennecke Professor of Biological Chemistry, department of biochemistry and molecular biophysics received a five year MIRA grant award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for his research entitles “Mechanisms of DNA Replication and Maintenance in Eukaryotes”.

  • April 20th, 2016 – John A Cooper, MD, PhD, Wittcoff Professor and Head of biochemistry and molecular biophysics received a new five year MIRA grant award from National Institute of General Medical Sciences for his research entitled “Actin Assembly and Cell Motility: Mechanisms and Regulation”.

  • March 27th, 2016 – Thomas Ellenberger, DVM, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, along with Darin E. Jones, PhD, assistant professor of organic, pharmaceutical, and biochemistry at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, received a new five year grant award from National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for their research entitled “Pharmacological modulation of poly(ADP-ribose) metabolism”.

  • February 27th, 2016 – Michael Greenberg, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics received received an award from the CDI hPSC Pilot Grant Program to develop models of familial cardiomyopathies using stem cells.

  • February 20th, 2016 – Timothy M. Lohman, PhD, Marvin A. Brennecke Professor of Biophysics, department of biochemistry and molecular biophysics received a four year grant award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for his research entitled “SSB Protein/DNA Interactions”.