Edward A. Doisy Department of
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • 3 Celine Hartman Invited to Hill Day 2017
    Celine Hartman was invited to participate in ASBMB Hill Day 2017. She will travel from St. Louis to Washington, DC in early April to advocate for scientific research. Read the full story here.
  • 5 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 Program. The deadline to apply was Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Applications are currently under review.

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 hosted the fourth annual imaging workshop highlighting macromolecular dynamics for single molecules and the MicroTime 200 on December 2, 2016.

The Workshop featured invited speakers as well as short presentations highlighting early stage ideas and technical improvements. An optional lab tour and demonstration of the MicroTime instrument immediately followed the workshop.

The 5th Annual Workshop will take place on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Danforth Plant Science Center. To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the meeting, it will be coordinated with a special issue of Biophysical Chemistry. More details will be released in Summer 2017.

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

Upcoming Events

Apr

3

Biochemistry Seminar: Epigenetic reprogramming: Targeting the EZH2 methyltransferase in cancer



Robert Rollins, Ph.D.
Oncology Research Unit
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
Website

3:00 p.m.
DRC 468

Apr

4

Special Biochemistry Seminar: The HIV restriction factor SAMHD1 acts at stalled replication forks to prevent the induction of type I IFNs



Philippe Pasero, Ph.D.
Institute of Human Genetics
University of Montpellier, France
Website

3:00 p.m.
DRC 468

Apr

5

Faculty Candidate Seminar: Autophagy in ischemic liver injury



Jae-Sung Kim, Ph.D.
Department of Surgery, Pharmacology and Therapeutics
University of Florida
Website

3:00 p.m.
DRC 468

Apr

6

Biochemistry Journal Club:



Michelle Pherson
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

12:00 p.m.
DRC 468

Apr

10

Biochemistry Seminar:



Timothy Miller, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
Washington University
Website

3:00 p.m.
DRC 468

Apr

13

Biochemistry Journal Club:



Noemi Arias, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

12:00 p.m.
DRC 468

Apr

17

Cardiovascular Center Seminar: The ryanodine receptor store-sensing gate, Ca2+ waves, cardiac arrhythmias, and neurodegenerative disease



S.R. Wayne Chen, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
University of Calgary, Canada
Website

3:00 p.m.
DRC 468

Apr

20

Biochemistry Journal Club:



Celine Hartman
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

12:00 p.m.
DRC 468

Apr

24

Biochemistry Seminar: Tales from the brain: RNA processing defects lead to synaptic dysfunction in ALS



Daniela Zarnescu, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
University of Arizona
Website

3:00 p.m.
DRC 468