Life in the time of COVID

Life in the time of COVID

In 2020, so much about what we know to be normal came to a grinding halt for the WashU community. One week in March, we’re looking ahead to spring break, and then suddenly it’s an unending hiatus. Yet the work of the university, and its families, goes on.
Wang receives grant to study volatiles in early solar system

Wang receives grant to study volatiles in early solar system

Kun Wang, assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, received a $506,053 grant from the NASA Emerging Worlds program for his project, “Experimental Studies of Volatile Fractionation in the Early Solar System.”
Imoukhuede, Payne named AIMBE Fellows

Imoukhuede, Payne named AIMBE Fellows

Two faculty members from Washington University — Princess Imoukhuede and Philip R. O. Payne — have been named fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). AIMBE’s College of Fellows is limited to the top 2% of medical and biological engineers.
Building a better green workhorse

Building a better green workhorse

Biologist Himadri Pakrasi in Arts & Sciences leads a team awarded $1.7 million from the National Science Foundation to streamline the genome of a cyanobacterium for sustainable production of food, feed and fuels.
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