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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…)

Congratulations to Arthur Sletton for receiving the 2017 David F. Silbert Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

The 2016-2017 David F. Silbert Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award foes to Mr. Arthur Sletton for his work in the 2016 Fall Human Body course. Mr. Sletton was nominated by Drs. Kari Allen, Glenn Conroy and Jane Phillips-Conroy. Mr. Sletton exemplified the spirit of this award through his dedication and lasting contribution to the course, the course instructors, and the students in the class. (more…)

Michael Kinch – Cutting NIH budget could cripple drug development

Michael Kinch A proposal to slash funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) could severely impair the development of new, life-saving drugs, according to a new analysis by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

NIH funding supports the early research needed to develop new, innovative drugs. President Donald Trump’s proposed budget calls for cutting the NIH budget by 21 percent, or about $7.2 billion. (more…)