Linda J. Pike and Alexander S. Holehouse, in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at the School of Medicine, and Gary J. Patti, in Arts & Sciences and the School of Medicine, received a four-year grant totaling $1.45 million from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dani Wilder, a senior majoring in the biochemistry track of biology in Arts & Sciences, will receive the Ralph S. Quatrano Prize. It is awarded to the thesis showing the greatest evidence of creativity in design, research methodology or broader scientific implications.
Ella Ludwig, a senior majoring in biology in Arts & Sciences, will receive this year’s Spector Prize in recognition of academic excellence and outstanding undergraduate achievement in research.
New research from biologists in Arts & Sciences shows how animals and bacteria differ in the enzyme they use to attach heme to the cytochrome. The results help illuminate a promising target for new antibiotics.
University Libraries has selected the winners of the 2021 Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition. It offers first and second prizes to undergraduate students and graduate students who write short essays about their personal book collections.
Periodical cicadas are above ground for only a handful of days every 17 years. Human-induced rapid environmental change is altering the world they will briefly encounter, according to Brett Seymoure, a postdoctoral fellow with the Living Earth Collaborative at Washington University in St. Louis.
The Department of Defense has awarded Mark Meacham and Arpita Bose a three-year $600,000 grant. The researchers will work to understand extracellular electron uptake in bacteria.
Class Acts celebrates graduates who are working for health equity across the globe, in their neighborhoods and in examination rooms. Meet Gautam Adusumilli and Cory French, doctor of medicine candidates from the School of Medicine, and Keishi Foecke, who is set to earn an undergraduate degree from Arts & Sciences.
Jean Allman and Lilianna Solnica-Krezel will receive Washington University’s 2021 faculty achievement awards, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin announced. Also, Aaron DiAntonio and Jeffrey Milbrandt, at the School of Medicine, will be recognized for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Joseph A. Fournier, assistant professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, won a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. Fournier’s research program focuses on characterizing the dynamics and mechanisms of fast chemical reactions.
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