Edward A. Doisy Department of
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • 2 Robert E. Olson Lecture
    Pier Paolo Pandolfi, M.D., Ph.D., will speak at the annual Olson Lecture on November 6 at 4:00 p.m. The lecture is also part of the RPC Frontiers in Molecular Medicine seminar series..
  • 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

Nov

3

Biochemistry Seminar: Muscle derived stem/progenitor cells depletion during aging and disease



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: Deconstructing the molecular genetics of human cancer and its therapeutic implications



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: Immunotherapy for chronic hepatitis B virus infection and HBV: Related hepatocellular carcinoma



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: Autism spectrum disorder: When translation goes haywire



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

12:00 p.m.
DRC 468

References:
1) Chen E, et al. Mol Cell 54:407-417, 2014.
2) Darnell JC, et al. Cell 146:247-261, 2011.

Nov

17

Wendell Griffith Lecture: Sphingosine-1-phosphate: Critical regulator of the link between inflammation and cancer



Sarah Spiegel, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

3:00 p.m.
DRC 9th Floor

Nov

20

Biochemistry Journal Club:



Wendi Neckameyer, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacological & Physiological Science

12:00 p.m.
DRC 468