Edward A. Doisy Department of
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • 1 Enrico Di Cera selected for Outstanding Scientist Award
    Enrico Di Cera, M.D., will receive the Fellows Award from the Academy of Science of St. Louis on
    April 9, 2015. Read the full story here.
  • 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 Journal Club: Macrophage migration inhibitory factor CXCR4 is the dominant chemotactic axis in human mesenchymal stem cell recruitment to tumors

Abbay Singh, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

12:00 p.m.
DRC 468

Lourenco S, et al. J Immunol 194:3463-3474, 2015.



Biochemistry Seminar: Replication in the vicinity of absolute blocks to replication

Michael Seidman, M.D.
National Institute on Aging

3:00 p.m.
DRC 468



Biochemistry Journal Club:

Pradipta Chakraborty
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

12:00 p.m.
DRC 468



Biochemistry Seminar: DNA and RNA surveillance

Zhongsheng You, Ph.D.
Department of Cell Biology & Physiology
Washington University in St. Louis

3:00 p.m.
DRC 468