Edward A. Doisy Department of
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • 2 NIH Contract Funds 'Omics Research
    Several faculty will participate on an NIH contract a contract to study the safety and efficacy
    of vaccines using "omics" research techniques to determine how the immune system
    responds to infections.
  • 3 Faculty Receive Collaborative Grants
    Several Biochemistry faculty have received multi-PI, multi-center grants. These collaborative projects can open new fields of research and foster inter-institutional relationships. Read the full story here.
  • 4 Gemini Computing Cluster
    The Department of Biochemistry maintains a state-of-the-art, high performance computing cluster that can be used for GPU computing, advanced molecular analyses, and rapid macromolecular conformation sampling. For more information, please visit the Gemini Cluster website.
  • 5 William S. Sly Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences
    The William S. Sly Fellowship will provide full support for meritorious M.D./Ph.D. students who decide to join the Biochemistry program for their Ph.D. training. Interested students can call 977-9202 for more information.
  • 6 Edward A. Doisy Research Center
    Scientific research performed in the Edward A. Doisy Research Center focuses on five areas: cancer, liver disease, heart and lung disease, aging, and vaccine development.
  • 7 Edward A. Doisy Research Center
    Completed in 2007, the Edward A. Doisy Research Center cost $82 million to complete, is ten stories tall, and totals over 206,000 sq. ft. of research space.
  • 8 Edward A. Doisy Research Center
    Fun Fact: The fleur-de-lis lantern at the top of building weighs 19.5 tons. However, that is actually only one-fifth the mass of a blue whale.
Job Postings
The Department has several positions available. Please see the Position Details below for more information.

Graduate Students
Research Opportunities
The Department offers research opportunities in structural biology, biophysical research and molecular mechanisms of systems relevant to health and disease.
We are part of the multidisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences. Students have the opportunity to explore research in multiple disciplines during the first year of training.

Applications are due February 1.

Summer Undergraduate Research
Doisy Undergraduate Scholar Summer Research Program
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Doisy Undergraduate Biochemistry Scholar Summer Research Program. The application deadline is January 29, 2016.

The Program is meant to promote the research opportunities available in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Saint Louis University among undergraduate students interested in pursuing Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. training in areas relevant to Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology.




Single Molecules Workshop
MaD for Single Molecules Workshop
The Edward A. Doisy Department of Biochemistry will host the fourth annual imaging workshop highlighting macromolecular dynamics for single molecules and the MicroTime 200 in December 2016.

Details on speakers, registration, and location will be available later this year.

Information and schedules for previous workshops can be found here: Past Workshops.

Upcoming Events

Feb

8

Biochemistry Seminar: A pseudo-Lamarcian CRISPR-Cas adaptive immunity



Konstantin Severinov, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Waksman Institute of Microbiology
Rutgers University
Website

3:00 p.m.
DRC 468

Feb

11

Biochemistry Journal Club:



Thomas Cho, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

12:00 p.m.
DRC 468

Feb

15

Biochemistry Seminar: Animal models to study effects of aging on inflammation and thrombosis in critical illness



Hiroshi Saito, Ph.D.
Department of Surgery and Physiology
Kentucky College of Medicine
Website

3:00 p.m.
DRC 468

Feb

17

Defense of Dissertation: Factors contributing to cohesin recruitment at genes and enhancers



Amanda Swain, B.S..
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dale Dorsett, Ph.D.

10:00 a.m.
DRC 9th Floor

Feb

18

Biochemistry Journal Club:



Ram V. Roy, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

12:00 p.m.
DRC 468


Feb

22

Cardiovascular Center Seminar: Nuclear control of lipid metabolism



Peter Tontonoz, M.D., Ph.D.
Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
HHMI, UCLA School of Medicine
Website

3:00 p.m.
DRC 468

Feb

29

Biochemistry Seminar: A new function of coagulation factor V in the regulation of innate immunity



Hartmut Weiler, Ph.D.
BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Blood Research Institute
Website

3:00 p.m.
DRC 468