Author: Anna Blanchard
Our BCM and CMBP Retreat was held on October 23rd and 24th at Cedar Creek Conference Center. Our keynote speakers were: Drs. Alexander Barnes-Assistant Professor-Chemistry and Peng Yu-Assistant Professor-Cell Biology and Physiology. Dr. Barnes’ talk was entitled: “Using Microwaves to Boost NMR Signals and Determine Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics”. Dr. Yu’s talk was entitled ”Structure and Mechanism of Ligand-Activated Potassium Channels”. Photos…
Thomas Kraft – Dr. Paul Hruz Lab
Poster Winner- Post Doc
Kathrin Andrich – Dr. Jan Bieschke Lab
Poster Winner- Student
Chao Wu – Dr. Katherine Henzler-Wildman Lab
Poster Winner- Runners up- Students:
Zeynep Yurtsever – Dr. Thomas Brett Lab
Shannon Ohlemacher – Dr. Jeffrey P. Henderson Lab
Congratulations to Nicole Fazio for being selected for the 2015 MilliporeSigma Fellowship in memory of Dr. Gerty Cori. Nicole is a graduate student in the Computational and Molecular Biophysics program. She is doing her PhD thesis work in the lab of Dr. Timothy Lohman. The MilliporeSigma award provides funds for educational expenses.
MilliporeSigma Chemical Company created the fellowship in 1958 as a gift to the Department of Biological Chemistry (now Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics) in memory of Dr. Gerty Cori. Dr. Cori and her husband, Dr. Carl Cori, performed research in the Department of Biological Chemistry. They won a Nobel Prize in 1947 for their discoveries of how glycogen is broken down and re-synthesized within the body. More.
Congratulations to Brittany Smith who has been named the 2015 Gary K. Ackers Fellow. Brittany is a first-year graduate student in the Computational and Molecular Biophysics program. She is currently doing a rotation in the lab of Dr. Greg Bowman. The Ackers Fellowship award provides funds for educational expenses.
The Ackers fellowship was funded by Dr. Paul Darling III, who studied in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences and graduated in 1999. Dr. Ackers served as the thesis advisor for Dr. Darling. More.
On August 20th, we held our Annual Joint Departmental and Graduate Program BBQ for the new graduate students starting this fall in the programs of Biochemistry and Computational & Molecular Biophysics. Everyone enjoyed food, drinks and games in Forest Park.
The Department welcomes Dr. Michael Greenberg, who started as an Assistant Professor on August 1. The Greenberg lab focuses on the generation and transduction of forces by molecular motors, with an emphasis on human disease. The lab uses an array of biochemical, biophysical, and cell biological techniques to probe the function and regulation of these motors over a range of scales that extends from single molecules to tissues. Currently, the lab is studying the molecular basis of heart failure.
John A. Cooper, MD, PhD, has been named head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. More…
Dr. Joshua Sokoloski in Dr. Timothy Lohman’s lab has been awarded a two year postdoctoral fellowship from the American Cancer Society for his research entitled “Helicase-driven reorganization of single strand DNA binding proteins on DNA”.
This summer two medical students were awarded the David F. Silbert Summer Fellowship. Congratulations to Brooke Liang and Angus Toland!
Brooke Liang worked in Dr. Russell Pachynski’s laboratory on a project entitled “Evaluation of the Leukocyte Chemoattractant Receptor CMKLR1 on T Cells”. (more…)
Angus Toland worked in Dr. Doug Chalker’s laboratory on a project entitled “A Conserved Amino Acid Motif in Lia3 is Required for Binding to G Quadruplex DNA”. (more…)
On June 5, 2015 the department held a Reception to unveil a portrait of Professor Carl Frieden. The reception was held to recognize Dr. Frieden’s accomplishments and service to our department, Washington University and the scientific community. More photos
Dr. Frieden is also featured in the Snapshots section of the June 15th issue of “The Record”. more photos