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Recent News

Symposium in Honor of Dr. Jim Janetka

Jim JanetkaOn Friday, November 2nd, 2018, the Saint Louis Section of the American Chemical Society will hold an Award Symposium honoring Dr. Jim Janetka.

The afternoon will have several speakers, followed by a reception.

Make sure to send in your reservation by October 30th if you wish to attend!

Click here for more information on the symposium and how to get reservations.

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Congratulations to Darrell Baldwin!

On May 24, 2018, Mr. Darrell Baldwin received the Washington University School of Medicine 2018 Operations Staff Service Award.
The Operations Staff Service award is given to a staff member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, exceptional performance in their position and superior service.
The department surprised Darrell with an award ceremony and celebration in the seminar room where Dr. David Perlmutter, Dean of the Medical School, said a few words and presented Darrell with his award.

Ms. Melissa Budelier and Ms. Lucy Li were awarded the 2018 Ceil M. DeGutis Prize in Chemical Biology/Medicinal Chemistry.

On May 22nd, 2018, Ms. Melissa Budelier and Ms. Lucy Li were awarded the 2018 Ceil M. DeGutis Prize in Chemical Biology/Medicinal Chemistry.

Ms. Budelier presented her research entitled “Mapping Ligand Binding Sites in Integral Membrane Proteins”. Ms. Budelier was a graduate student in the Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Program. Ms. Budelier was nominated by her thesis mentor Dr. Alex Evers. In Dr. Evers lab, Melissa’s work focused on developing chemical biology tools and mass spectrometric (MS) methods to sequence the transmembrane domains (TMDs) of integral membrane proteins (IMPs) and identified the sites at which sterol analogue photoaffinity labeling reagents modify these proteins. (more…)

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”.


Recent Events

BMB Faculty Reception – 2018

On Sunday, June 3rd the department held a faculty reception to congratulate Drs. Jim Janetka and Eric Galburt being awarded tenure in March, 2018.
The reception was held at the Moonrise Hotel in the Delmar Loop.

Click on the following to view more photos or a slideshow of the photos taken at the event.

2018 – International Potluck

On April 20, 2018, the department hosted its very first international potluck. We have many people bring in their favorite home cooked dishes from all over the world. Everything was very delicious!

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2017 BMB Holiday Party

On December 16th, 2017, the BMB Department celebrated its annual Holiday Party at the Saint Louis Zoo. Everyone enjoyed the Zoo Wild Lights display, great food and a game of Rudolf the red-nose reindeer.

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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).

24th Annual Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BBSB) Graduate Student Retreat

The Annual BBSB retreat was held on October 20th and 21st, 2017 at the Cedar Creek. This year the keynote speakers were: Drs. Andrea Soranno and Rui Zhang, Assistant Professors in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. Dr. Soranno presented on “Single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy of intrinsically disordered proteins”. Dr. Zhang presented on “What can you do with cryo-EM”. Friday evening concluded with a poster session. In addition to the two keynote speakers, various students presented talks on their research during the day on Friday and Saturday. (more…)