Mardis, Wilson named to endowed professorships

Elaine R. Mardis, PhD, and Richard K. Wilson, PhD, both renowned for discoveries in the field of genomics, have been named to endowed professorships. They were installed by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton (far left), and Larry J. Shapiro, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine (far right).

University receives $26 million for leukemia research

The National Cancer Institute has awarded two major grants totaling $26 million to leukemia researchers and physicians at the School of Medicine. The funding has the potential to lead to novel therapies for leukemia that improve survival and reduce treatment-related side effects. Pictured are cancer cells from a patient with acute myeloid leukemia.

Wilson among most-cited authors

For the second consecutive year, Richard Wilson, PhD, director of Washington University‚Äôs Genome Institute, was named as one of the world’s most-cited scientific authors, according to Thomson Reuters Science Watch. The annual survey tracks research across various scientific disciplines to determine which papers published in the past two years were cited most often by other […]