Category: Washington University

In fire-prone West, plants need their pollinators — and vice versa

2020 is the worst fire year on record in the United States, with nearly 13 million acres burned, 14,000 structures…

Obituary: Roger Phillips, professor emeritus in Arts & Sciences, 80

Roger Jay Phillips, professor emeritus of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis,…

Inside the black box of iron oxide formation

From the splendorous red hues in the Grand Canyon to the mundane rust attacking a neglected bicycle, iron hydroxides are…

Researchers receive grants to study the brain in patients with Alzheimer’s

The National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded two grants, totaling about $3.7 million each, to…

Li and Zhang receive grant to research human membrane proteins

Weikai Li, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, along with Rui Zhang, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, both…

Soranno receives grant to research isoforms’ role in AD mechanism

Andrea Soranno, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at the School of Medicine, received a three-year, $150,000 research grant…

Bauer receives NIH grant to map cell connections in mouse brains after stroke

Adam Q. Bauer, assistant professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, received a $2.1 million grant from the National…

Dehdashti, Lim, and Liu receive NCI grant for new pancreatic cancer imaging technology

Farrokh Dehdashti, MD, professor of radiology and senior vice chair and division director of nuclear medicine, along with Kian H. Lim,…

Tai receives NCI grant to research PET/CT imaging for cancer patients

Yuan-Chuan Tai, associate professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, received a five-year, $2.6 million award from the National Institutes…

Chen receives NIH grant to develop image-guided drug delivery

Hong Chen, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering and of radiation oncology at the School…

Li and Gross receive NIH grant to study footprints of human proteins in lipid membranes

Weikai Li, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, along with Michael L. Gross, professor of chemistry in Arts & sciences…

COVID-19 cases could nearly double before Biden takes office

President-elect Joe Biden has signaled that fighting the COVID-19 pandemic will be an immediate priority for his administration. He recently…

Secrets of the ‘lost crops’ revealed where bison roam

Blame it on the bison. If not for the wooly, boulder-sized beasts that once roamed North America in vast herds,…

Three Washington University scholars were Rhodes finalists

Two Washington University in St. Louis students and a recent alumnus were finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.  They are: …

Imai receives NIH grant for work on NAD+ production and aging

Shin-ichiro Imai, MD, PhD, professor of developmental biology at the School of Medicine, received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from…

Singamaneni and Morrissey receive NIH grant for research on novel preservation method for cancer

An interdisciplinary research team at Washington University in St. Louis has been developing a low-cost, alternative method of preserving biological…

Knese receives NSF grant for studying operator theory and polynomials

Greg Knese, associate professor of mathematics and statistics in Arts & Sciences, received a $191,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for…

Motley Jr. receives grant for dissertation work on racism-based trauma

Robert Motley Jr., a doctoral candidate at the Brown School and manager of the Center for Social Development’s Race and Opportunity…

May and Norris’ elementary curriculum unit receives highest award from Achieve

A mySci elementary curriculum unit, “From Sun to Food,” has earned the highest award from Achieve, a national science curriculum rating organization, becoming the first K-5…

Hawks receives grant to research biomarkers for autism

Zoe Hawks, a university fellow in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences, received $25,000 from…

Grammer publishes study on risk for obesity in sexual and gender minority adolescents

In a systematic review of 21 peer-reviewed journal articles, Anne Claire Grammer, a Washington University in St. Louis PhD candidate in…

Haswell receives NSF grant for studying pollen as a model system for plant biomechanics

Elizabeth S. Haswell, professor of biology, and Anders E. Carlsson, professor of physics, both in Arts & Sciences, received a $954,779…

Buckley receives NASA grant for developing novel imaging calorimeter

James Buckley, professor of physics in Arts & Sciences, received a $667,954 award from NASA for the development of a novel imaging…

Malone receives grant for studying kidney transplant antibody mediated rejection

Andrew Malone, MBBCh, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the School of Medicine, received a five-year,…

Seven faculty honored with 2020 Emerson teaching awards

Seven faculty members across four undergraduate schools at Washington University in St. Louis have been honored with the 2020 Emerson…

Solving for nuclear structure in light nuclei

In nuclei, all the fundamental forces of nature are at play. The dense region at the center of an atom…

Lethal brain infections in mice thwarted by decoy molecule

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a molecule that protects mice from brain infections…

Jun receives grant to develop composites to manage harmful algal blooms

Young-Shin Jun, professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has received an $800,486 three-year…

WashU Expert: Our post-fact reality

President-elect Joe Biden addresses supporters in Atlanta on Oct. 27, 2020. (Photo: Shutterstock) The 2020 presidential election is over. Joe…

Jack Kirkland

As Jack A. Kirkland marks his 50th year on the faculty of the Brown School at Washington University in St….