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BMB EVENTS

  • 2017 BMB Holiday Party

    On December 16th, 2017, the BMB Department celebrated its annual Holiday Party at the Saint Louis Zoo. Everyone enjoyed the Zoo Wild Lights display, great food and a game of Rudolf the red-nose reindeer.

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  • Single Molecule Workshop: Structural Dynamics of Biomolecules and 34th Robert E. Olson Lecture

    The Single Molecule Workshop will be held at Saint Louis University, in the Education Union Auditorium, on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017.

    5th Annual Workshop: Structural Dynamics of Biomolecules
    10:00 am – 2:30 pm

    Frontiers in Molecular Medicine and 34th Robert E. Olson Lecture
    3:00 – 4:00 pm

    Speakers include Enrico Di Cera, M.D., Colin Nichols, Ph.D., Frances Yap, Ph.D., Yann Chemla, Ph.D., Kathleen Hall, Ph.D., and Beniamino Barbieri, Ph.D.

    More information and registration can be found on HERE (slu.edu).

  • Eclipse Party – 2017

    On Monday, August 21st, 2017, Jayma invited members of the BMB Department out to her house to get a good view the total eclipse of the sun.

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Research Awards

  • December 20th, 2017 – Michael Greenberg, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics received a 2018 CIMED P&F award from the Center for the Investigation of Membrane Excitability Diseases for his work entitled “Effects of Mechanical Forces on Cardiac Excitability in Heart Disease”.

  • October 2nd, 2017 – Jim Janetka, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and Chemistry Adjunct received a two year, Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Competitive Renewal Grant Program award from Susan G. Komen for the Cure for his research entitled “Multifunctional inhibitors of MET/RON signaling and cross-talk with EGFR/HER2”. The work is focused on developing new drugs to treat breast cancer by dual targeting of the tumor and its microenvironment.

  • April 6th, 2017 – Roberto Galletto, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, received a four year grant award renewal from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for his research entitled “Helicase Activity and its Role in Telomere and Telomerase Regulation”.

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Recent Publications

  • Yang B., Vasbinder M., Hird A.W., Su Q., Wang H., Yu Y., Toader D., Lyne P.D., Read J.A., Breed J., Ioannidis S., Deng C., Grondine M., DeGrace N., Whitston D., Brassil P., and Janetka J.W.
    Adventures in Scaffold Morphing: Discovery of Fused Ring Heterocyclic Checkpoint Kinase 1 (CHK1) Inhibitors.
    J Med Chem. doi: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.7b01490. (2018) (Abstract)

  • Bartels P.L., Stodola J.L., Burgers P.M.J., and Barton J.K.
    A Redox Role for the [4Fe4S] Cluster of Yeast DNA Polymerase δ.
    J Am Chem Soc. 139(50):18339-18348. doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b10284. (Abstract)

  • Guo-Min Shen, Shuang Li, Weidong Cui, Shixuan Liu, Yihu Yang, Michael L. Gross, and Weikai Li
    Membrane Protein Structure in Live Cells: Methodology for Studying Drug Interaction by Mass Spectrometry-Based Footprinting.
    Biochemistry. doi: 10.1021/acs.biochem.7b00874. (2017) (Abstract)

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