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Monday, April 13, 2020

Top Stories

Student video series launches in time of uncertainty

In the video series “WashU Between the Lines,” students share honest, personal stories about their lives. Students Shelly Gupta (left) and Rory Mather are both subjects and the co-creators of the project.

Graduate students shift to defending theses online

Alaric D’Souza, a Medical Scientist Training Program student, successfully defended his thesis March 30 — but not the way he expected. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, he and other graduate students are taking the final step to earning their PhDs online.

$1.2M grant to study Central American lizards

A research team led by biologist Jonathan Losos, the William H. Danforth Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences, was awarded $1.2 million for a CRISPR-based gene editing study of Central American lizards.

Pagliarini named BJC investigator

Dave Pagliarini, an expert in the so-called “powerhouses of the cell,” has been named a BJC Investigator and will join the Department of Cell Biology & Physiology at the School of Medicine, effective May 1.

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Campus Announcements

Reminder: ‘share your story’ with us

A reminder that students, faculty, staff, medical professionals, alumni and friends are invited to share personal stories of what it means to be #WashUTogether. Share text, photos and video of your current workspace, how you’re staying connected or other topics that matter to you.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

The science of helping out

The New York Times

Our ancestor Homo erectus is older than we thought, researchers discover

Fox News

WashU to test malaria drugs on hospitalized COVID-19 patients

St. Louis Public Radio

Across the St. Louis region, black residents disproportionately hit by the coronavirus

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘This pandemic is a test for leaders. Voters do the grading.’

Political scientist Andrew Reeves of Arts & Sciences writes in an op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that political leaders are judged by how they respond when things go wrong, such as the pandemic, which has upended daily life across the world.

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Samuel Achilefu, the Michel M. Ter-Pogossian Professor of Radiology at the School of Medicine, has been selected to serve on the National Advisory Council for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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