The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology was founded by Edward A. Doisy in 1924. Exciting plans are already underway to celebrate this momentous occasion!
Named after its founder, a 1943 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine and Saint Louis University benefactor, the Edward A. Doisy Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology within the Saint Louis University School of Medicine continues a tradition of excellence in research that pushes the frontiers of basic and translational science. Over the past decade, the Department has gained prominence by cultivating talented faculty, garnering numerous accolades, expanding extramural funding by 75%, and publishing impactful work in the field.
As an important milestone approaches in 2024, the Department prepares to celebrate 100 years of scientific success that remains unsurpassed among Jesuit academic institutions. In 2021, Abdul Waheed, Ph.D., Emeritus Research Professor of Biochemistry, gifted $1 million to the Department of Biochemistry in honor of William S. Sly, M.D., former chair and Emeritus Professor in the department, and a long-time mentor and colleague of Dr. Waheed. This generous gift will support the future research endeavors of the department and help continue the legacy of scientific excellence started by Edward A. Doisy almost 100 years ago.
To recognize Dr. Waheed’s gift, the William S. Sly Centennial Chair was established. Achieving full endowment of the Chair will provide much needed resources to recruit and retain scientific talent, thereby continuing and expanding the upward trajectory of scientific achievement in the Department and at Saint Louis University. Donate now to help continue and expand our legacy of research and growth.
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