BMB News and Events



Recent 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.

  • Whitney Grither awarded 2017 DeGutis Prize in Chemical Biology/Medicinal Chemistry

    On May 5th, 2017, Whitney Grither was awarded the 2017 Ceil M. DeGutis Prize in Chemical Biology/Medicinal Chemistry. Whitney presented her research entitled: Selective Small Molecule Inhibition of Discoidin Domain Receptor 2. Whitney graduated this Spring from the Biochemistry graduate program. She finished her PhD work in the laboratory of Dr. Greg Longmore with the express purpose of identifying novel modes of inhibiting an underappreciated collagen receptor, DDR2, which they had just shown was critical for breast cancer metastasis in experimental mouse models and humans (Nature Cell Biology, 2013). (more...)

  • Dr. Galletto Receives Tenure

    Congratulations to Roberto Galletto, whose promotion with tenure was officially approved by the Board of Trustees on March 3, 2017.


Recent Events

  • Single Molecule Workshop: Structural Dynamics of Biomolecules and 34th Robert E. Olson Lecture

    The Single Molecule Workshop will be held at Saint Louis University, in the Education Union Auditorium, on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017.

    5th Annual Workshop: Structural Dynamics of Biomolecules
    10:00 am – 2:30 pm

    Frontiers in Molecular Medicine and 34th Robert E. Olson Lecture
    3:00 – 4:00 pm

    Speakers include Enrico Di Cera, M.D., Colin Nichols, Ph.D., Frances Yap, Ph.D., Yann Chemla, Ph.D., Kathleen Hall, Ph.D., and Beniamino Barbieri, Ph.D.

    More information and registration can be found on HERE (slu.edu).

  • 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.

  • 2017 Carl and Gerty Cori Lecture

    Dr. Taekjip Ha presented this year’s Carl and Gerty Cori Lecture on February 28, 2017 in Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center.
    Dr. Taekjip Ha is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. (more...)