Edward A. Doisy Department of
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • 1 43rd Wendell Griffith Lecture
    Virginia Man-Yee Lee, Ph.D., will present the 43rd Wendell Griffith Lecture as part of the Frontiers in Molecular Medicine seminar series on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm in the Education Union Auditorium. Dr. Lee's research focuses on aggregation of brain proteins and their role in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
  • 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.
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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 2016 Doisy Undergraduate Biochemistry Scholar Summer Research Program. The application deadline was 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 on December 2, 2016.

Details on speakers, registration, and location will be available very soon!

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

Upcoming Events



Biochemistry Seminar: Analysis of atherosclerotic plaques by tandem mass spectrometry: A novel mechanism for oxidized phospholipid formation

Robert Murphy, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology
University of Colorado-Denver

3:00 p.m.
DRC 468



Biochemistry Seminar: Vascularizing engineered (cardiac and tumor) tissues in vitro

Steven George, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Washington University School of Medicine

3:00 p.m.
DRC 468



Cardiovascular Center Seminar: β2AR-dependent regulation of leukocyte-mediated repair following cardiac injury

Doug Tilley, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology
Temple University School of Medicine

3:00 p.m.
DRC 468



Wendell Griffith Lecture: Transmission of misfolded proteins in neurodegenerative disorders: A common mechanism of disease progression

Virginia Man-Yee Lee, Ph.D.
Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

4:00 p.m.
Education Union Auditorium



Biochemistry Department Retreat

This year, our department will partner with the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics at Washington University for a joint retreat.

Keynote speakers and more information will be available soon.

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Danforth Plant Science Center