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Dr. Frazier to Be Honored for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr. William Frazier will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton will present Dr. Frazier and two others with awards during a ceremony October 5th, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Clayton.

Dr. Frazier

“Professors Achilefu, Elgin and Frazier represent the very best of Washington University and join the distinguished company of previous winners who have worked creatively and diligently to discover and disseminate new knowledge that brings great benefit to society,” Wrighton said.

You can read more about this at The Source.

Congratulations to Paige Cloonan (pictured, on the left), an undergraduate researcher in Michael Greenberg’s lab, for winning the Undergraduate Poster Award Competition at the 2018 Biophysical Society Meeting.

Paige is currently in her fourth year, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. The winning poster was entitled “Mechanical and Structural Analysis of Cardiomyopathies at the Single Cell Level”.

Jim Janetka’s work featured in PNAS

Jim JanetkaCongratulations to Jim Janetka, whose work on UTI treatments was featured in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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. (more…)

Congratulations to Catherine Knoverek for being selected for the 2018 MilliporeSigma Fellowship in memory of Dr. Gerty Cori

Catherine is a graduate student in the Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology program. She is doing her PhD thesis work in the lab of Dr. Greg Bowman. Catherine is pursuing questions involving how mutations interact to affect the biophysical properties of proteins and how those interactions ultimately affect protein evolution. (more…)

2017 David F. Silbert Summer Fellowship

During the summer of 2017, Divya Natarajan, a second-year medical student, was the recipient of the David F. Silbert Summer Fellowship Award.

Supported by this award, Ms. Natarajan performed research in the laboratories of Drs. Rohit Pappu and Ammon Posey in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Her projected was entitled “Toward Rational Design of Huntington’s Disease Therapeutics Using Profilin as a Model of Huntingtin Aggregation Suppression Via Multivalent Interactions”. (more…)

Jim Janetka’s Paper with David Sibley Highlighted

Congratulations to Drs. Jim Janetka and Amarendar Maddirala, whose publication was selected as the journal cover of the most recent issue of J. Med. Chem, and was the topic of a recent viewpoint entitled “Novel Molecules To Treat Chronic Central Nervous System Toxoplasmosis” by Sandhya Kortagere. (more…)