Edward A. Doisy Department of
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • 1 32nd Robert Olson Lecture
    Shelley Berger, Ph.D., will present the 32nd Olson Lecture as part of the RPC's Frontiers in Molecular Medicine seminar series.
  • 2 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.
  • 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 2015 Doisy Undergraduate Biochemistry Scholar Summer Research Program was January 28, 2015.

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.

Upcoming Events



Biochemistry Seminar: Deciphering the molecular mechanisms of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Robert Baloh, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
Cedars-Sinai Research Center

1:00 p.m.
DRC 468



Biochemistry Journal Club:

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

12:00 p.m.
DRC 468



Cardiovascular Center Seminar: The powerhouse and personalized medicine: Translational bioenergetics

Victor Darley-Usmar, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology
University of Alabama-Birmingham

3:00 p.m.
DRC 468



Defense of Dissertation: Heritable predisposition to breast cancer metastasis: From mouse genetics to molecular mechanisms of disease

Farhoud Faraji, B.A.
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

9:00 a.m.
DRC 9th Floor

Mentor: Joel Eissenberg, Ph.D.



Special Biochemistry Seminar: Developing treatments for rare diseases: Challenges and solutions

Emil Kakkis, M.D., Ph.D.
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, Inc., CEO
EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases, President and Founder

1:30 p.m.
DRC 468



32nd Robert E. Olson Lecture and Frontiers in Molecular Medicine Seminar: Epigenetic regulation of human aging and cancer

Shelley Berger, Ph.D.
Departments of Cell & Developmental Biology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

4:00 p.m.
Education Union Auditorium