Edward A. Doisy Department of
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • 3 MaD for Single Molecules Workshop
    SLU and PicoQuant will again co-sponsor this imaging workshop.
    For full details and registration info, see the Workshop website.
  • 4 Biochemistry Honors Retiring Faculty and Staff
    Four members of our department retired in June. They have over 100 years of combined service to SLU.
  • 5 Doisy Graduate Research Scholarship
    The Edward A. Doisy Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is seeking outstanding applicants for the Doisy Graduate Research Scholarship. Additional information is available here.
  • 6 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.
  • 7 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.
  • 8 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.
  • 9 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
The application deadline for the 2014 Doisy Undergraduate Biochemistry Scholar Summer Research Program was January 27, 2014. The deadline for 2015 applications will be announced soon.

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.



Doisy Scholarship
Doisy Graduate Research Scholarship
The Edward A. Doisy Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accepting applications for the Edward A. Doisy Graduate Research Scholarship to support an outstanding Ph.D. graduate student in the Program of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Single Molecules Workshop
MaD for Single Molecules Workshop
The Edward A. Doisy Department of Biochemistry and PicoQuant GmbH will again co-sponsor an imaging workshop highlighting macromolecular dynamics for single molecules and the MicroTime 200.

The Workshop will feature invited speakers, short presentations by students and postdocs, and an optional lab tour and instrument demonstration. Registration is free and open until November 25, 2014.

Upcoming Events

Oct

27

NIH Progress Report Presentation



Yuna Ayala, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

12:00 p.m.
DRC 468

Oct

27

Biochemistry Seminar: Importance of RNA metabolism in ALS



Emanuele Buratti, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Pathology
ICGEB, Trieste, Italy

3:00 p.m.
DRC 468

Oct

28

Biochemistry Department Spooky Cookie Party



The Department will hold its annual Spooky Cookie Party today at 3:30 pm.

Everyone is encouraged to bring a treat to share. Prizes will be given for the spookiest, cutest, and tastiest treats!

3:30 p.m.
DRC 468

Oct

29

Biochemistry Department Retreat



The Department will hold its annual retreat at the Danforth Plant Science Center.

The retreat will be a day-long event with several speaker sessions, a poster session, and a keynote address by Dr. James Carrington, President of the Danforth Center.

Oct

30

Brown Bag Career Lunch: Technology transfer and patent law panel discussion



Dr. N'Goundo Magassa, Licensing Associate in Washington University

Dr. Craig Weilbaecher: Licensing and Business Development Associate at UMSL

Dr. Corinne Cusumano: Patent Scientist at Polsinelli Law Firm

12:00 p.m.
DRC 468

Nov

3

Biochemistry Seminar:



Johnny Huard, Ph.D.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

3:00 p.m.
DRC 468

Nov

6

Robert E. Olson Lecture and Frontiers in Molecular Medicine Seminar:



Pier Paolo Pandolfi, M.D., Ph.D.
Center for Life Sciences
Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center

4:00 p.m.
Education Union Auditorium

Nov

10

Cancer Center Seminar:



Adam Gehring, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Saint Louis University School of Medicine

3:00 p.m.
DRC 468

Nov

13

Biochemistry Journal Club:



Yuna Ayala, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

12:00 p.m.
DRC 468