Category: Research Awards

All Research Awards

Effects of Mechanical Forces on Cardiac Excitability in Heart Disease

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”.

Multifunctional inhibitors of MET/RON signaling and cross-talk with EGFR/HER2

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.

Helicase Activity and its Role in Telomere and Telomerase Regulation

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”.

Small Molecule Bacterial Lectin Antagonists for UTI Treatment and Prevention

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”.

Therapeutics Targeting Filoviral Interferon-Antagonist and Replication Functions

November 1st, 2016 – Dr. Gregory Bowman, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics received a two year subcontract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. This project is a subcontract with Drs. Gaya Amarsinghe (Wash U) and Christopher Basler (Georgia State University) for his project entitled “Therapeutics Targeting Filoviral Interferon-Antagonist and Replication Functions”.

Energy-landscape engineering: exploiting proteins uncharted conformations

October 14th, 2016 – Dr. Gregory Bowman, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, has been chosen to receive a 2016 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering in support of his research entitled “Energy-landscape engineering: exploiting proteins uncharted conformations”. (more…)

high-resolution imaging techniques to study familial cardiomyopathies in stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes

October 10th, 2016 – Michael Greenberg, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics has been awarded a CDI Micro-Grant from the Washington University Center for Cellular Imaging to use high-resolution imaging techniques to study familial cardiomyopathies in stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes.

Inhibitors of growth factor activation as new adjunct chemotherapy for cancer

September 27th, 2016 – Jim Janetka, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, received a new two year grant award from the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Research Fund for his research entitled “Inhibitors of growth factor activation as new adjunct chemotherapy for cancer”.

More information here: “Siteman fund grants $300,000 for unique approaches to fighting cancer