BMB News and Events

Recent News

  • 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.

  • Joseph Stodola – Olin Biomedical Science Fellow

    Congratulations to Joseph Stodola. Joe received the Olin Biomedical Science Fellowship. These Fellowships were created by a generous gift from the Olin Foundation. The Olin Fellowships are presented to Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students conducting research in the biomedical sciences in any Washington University graduate program who have made significant contributions, and demonstrated the potential to become outstanding research scientists. Joe obtained his PhD degree last summer in Peter Burgers’ lab. Next month, he will join Sigma-Aldrich.

  • Dr. Linda Pike Featured in the Journal of Biological Chemistry

    Congratulations to Linda Pike! The Journal of Biological Chemistry included one of her publications among their collection “Highlights of 2016.” The paper is: Ronan et al. Different Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Agonists Produce Unique Signatures for the Recruitment of Downstream Signaling Proteins. J. Biol. Chem. 291 (11): 5528-5540.

Recent Events

  • 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...)

  • 2016 SLU and WU Retreat

    The SLU/WU Retreat was held on October 7, 2016 at the Danforth Plant Science Center.

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

  • 2016 Joint Department Welcome BBQ

    On August 25, 2016, the Biochemistry Department and the Graduate Programs in Biochemistry and Computational & Molecular Biophysics hosted a welcome BBQ for the new incoming students.
    The BBQ was held in Forest Park with food catered from Vernon’s BBQ. (Photos)