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BMB NEWS

  • Congratulations to Min Kyung Shinn for being selected for the 2017 Elson Fellowship in honor of Dr. Elliot Elson

    Ms. Min Kyung Shinn received her B.A. in physics and chemistry from Bard College in 2014. After graduation, Ms. Shinn joined the PhD program at Washington University in Saint Louis in the department of physics and joined the laboratory of Dr. Tim Lohman. In 2016, Ms. Shinn received her M.A. physics. (more...)

  • Congratulations to Drake Jensen for being selected for the 2017 Elson Fellowship in honor of Dr. Elliot Elson

    Mr. Drake Jensen received his B.A. in Chemistry and B.S. in Biology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2013. During this time, he began pursuing research in equilibrium and kinetic studies of Calmodulin target recognition. After graduation he continued research in the same lab and completed a M.S. in Chemistry in 2015. He joined the Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University the same year as part of the Computational & Molecular Biophysics program. (more...)

  • Jim Janetka’s work featured in The Source

    Congratulations to Jim Janetka, whose work on UTI treatments was featured in The Source.

    Dr. Janetka helped with a new study that may prevent the common problem of recurrent urinary tract infections with the use of a molecular decoy that targets e. coli bacteria.

    You can read more about the work in the The Source by clicking HERE or on the picture of e. coli.

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BMB EVENTS

  • 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.

    Click on the following to view more photos or a slideshow of the photos taken at the event.

  • Pedal the Cause – Happy Hour Fundraiser

    Please join us for a Happy Hour at itap in the Central West End to raise money for cancer research! Sixty percent of sales of the designated beer will be donated (beer TBA). Feel free to stay around after Happy Hour for itap’s weekly trivia night too!

    The event will be on Thursday, June 15th, from 4 PM to 7 PM.

    More information and links can be found on HERE.

  • 3rd Annual Chili Cook-off (2017)

    On April 21st, 2017, we held our 3rd Annual Chili Cook-off. This year included a few non-chili options such as vegan and Chinese selections. The Burgers Lab won this year. Congratulations!
    Click on the following to view more photos or a slideshow of the photos taken at the event.

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Research Awards

  • 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”.

  • 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”.

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Recent Publications

  • Kunkel T.A. and Burgers P.M.
    Arranging eukaryotic nuclear DNA polymerases for replication: Specific interactions with accessory proteins arrange Pols α, δ, and ϵ in the replisome for leading-strand and lagging-strand DNA replication.
    Bioessays. 39(8). (2017) (Abstract)

  • Albert B.J., Niu A., Ramani R., Marshall G.R., Wender P.A., Williams R.M., Ratner L., Barnes A.B., and Kyei G.B.
    Combinations of isoform-targeted histone deacetylase inhibitors and bryostatin analogues display remarkable potency to activate latent HIV without global T-cell activation.
    Sci Rep. 7(1):7456. (2017) (Abstract)

  • Kozlov A.G., Shinn M.K., Weiland E.A., and Lohman T.M.
    Glutamate promotes SSB protein-protein Interactions via intrinsically disordered regions.
    J Mol Biol. pii: S0022-2836(17)30371-6. (2017) (Abstract)

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