Spring 2018 LEAP winners announced

Six Washington University in St. Louis research teams have been selected to receive funding as part of the spring 2018 cycle of the Leadership in Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program, better known as the LEAP Inventor Challenge.

Researchers engineer bacteria that create fertilizer out of thin air

Photo of Himadri Pakrasi's Lab
A team at Washington University in St. Louis has created a bacteria that uses photosynthesis to create oxygen during the day, and at night, uses nitrogen to create chlorophyll for photosynthesis. This development could lead to plants that do the same, eliminating the use of some — or possibly all — man-made fertilizer, which has a high environmental cost.

New ALS therapy in clinical trials

New School of Medicine research indicates an investigational therapy for an inherited form of ALS extends survival and reverses signs of neuromuscular damage in mice and rats.

A glimpse of Andrew Martin

View this collection of images of Andrew D. Martin during his previous stint at the university as well as during a visit with university leaders last weekend.

Baldridge named Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

Megan Baldridge
Megan T. Baldridge, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named a 2018 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. She will receive a four-year grant to explore the conditions that influence the evolution of different strains of norovirus.

Who Knew WashU? 7.11.18

Question: Which iconic jazz artist received an honorary degree from the university?

WashU Expert: Papa needs … a new name?

Papa John’s should consider whether it needs a facelift and a new identity after its highly recognizable founder resigned amid continuing controversy. That’s the perspective of a public-relations expert, longtime practicing professional and leader in business communications at Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School.