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Recent News

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…)


Recent 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)

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)