Edward A. Doisy Department of
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • 3 Ayala Lab Publication
    The Ayala Lab recently published important findings on the causes of plaque build-up in neurodegenerative diseases. Read the full story here.
  • 4 Celine Hartman Invited to Hill Day 2017
    Celine Hartman was invited to participate in ASBMB Hill Day 2017. She traveled from St. Louis to Washington, DC on April 6 to advocate for scientific research. Read the full story here.
  • 5 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.
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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 no longer being accepted for the Program. The deadline to apply was Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Applications are currently under review.

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 hosted the fourth annual imaging workshop highlighting macromolecular dynamics for single molecules and the MicroTime 200 on December 2, 2016.

The Workshop featured invited speakers as well as short presentations highlighting early stage ideas and technical improvements. An optional lab tour and demonstration of the MicroTime instrument immediately followed the workshop.

The 5th Annual Workshop will take place on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Danforth Plant Science Center. To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the meeting, it will be coordinated with a special issue of Biophysical Chemistry. More details will be released in Summer 2017.

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

Upcoming Events



Retirement Party for
Abdul Waheed, Ph.D.

Please join us to wish
Abdul Waheed, Ph.D.
congratulations and best wishes
on his retirement!

3:00-5:00 p.m.
DRC 468



Defense of Dissertation: Novel roles for nuclear lamins and vitamin D signaling in genome stability

Simona Graziano, M.S.
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

10:00 a.m.
DRC 9th Floor

Mentor: Susana Gonzalo, Ph.D.



NIH Progress Report Presentation

Sergey Korolev, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

11:30 a.m.
DRC 468



NIH Progress Report Presentation

Frances Yap, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

11:30 a.m.
DRC 468