people standing in a room

Center for Women’s Infectious Diseases Research holds symposium

The Washington University Center for Women’s Infectious Diseases Research held its annual symposium in November on the Medical Campus. The event featured research talks by 2014-15 awardees of the CWIDR Pilot Grant Program, which aims to bring together researchers across departments to focus on topics related to women’s infectious diseases

Haiyan Zhao purifies the Zika surface protein.

Fighting Zika: A team effort

Over the past seven months, two collaborating teams of scientists at Washington University School of Medicine – both focused on emerging infectious diseases – have redirected their efforts to concentrate on Zika virus.

Samuel Achilefu

Washington People: Samuel Achilefu

They look like futuristic eyewear. But the goggles developed by Samuel Achilefu, PhD, and his team at the School of Medicine have a much greater purpose: They help surgeons see and remove cancer. Achilefu discusses his journey from childhood to the development of the goggles, to what he hopes is yet to come.

A student in the lab of 4515 McKinley Research Buidling.

Scientists set up labs in newly opened research building

For years, faculty in the Department of Genetics have been scattered in six different locations on the Washington University School of Medicine campus. But with the move to the 4515 McKinley Research Building, most of its faculty members finally share the same address. The new building provides a setting that sows the seeds of collaboration and the generation of new ideas.

A boy getting a vaccine

Siteman: On the front lines in the fight against HPV

Most cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) are preventable with a vaccine. Yet the infection is responsible for 27,000 cancer diagnoses each year in the U.S. Siteman Cancer Center and the School of Medicine is joining with the 68 other National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers to promote HPV vaccination and reduce that number.

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