All kinds of good things coming out of the Wang lab these days!

April 14, 2022:  Congratulations to DBBS’ own Yiran Hou (MGG, Wang @twang5 lab), recipient of the 2022 Barbara Jakschik Award! Well done, Yiran!  The Jakschik Award recognizes an outstanding female graduate student in her final year of doctoral research whose...

New publication out of the Dougherty lab

April, 12, 2022 We liked Dr. Bernard Mulvey recent tweet, “This was a fun little side hustle in the last few months of my PhD with @CarpeRibosomam. Great work everyone!”.  Check out the Dougherty lab’s latest publication, “Typical hippocampal...

Dr. Gabor Egervari to join Genetics and BMB faculty in January 2023

Gabor Egervari, MD, PhD, has accepted our offer to join WashU this coming academic year.  Gabor is interested in the metabolic underpinnings of epigenetic regulation and how epigenetic changes influence brain function.   He will join the Departments of Genetics and...

Rob Mitra named senior member of the Nat’l Academy of Inventors

February 11, 2022: Six researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have been named senior members of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).  Richard Axelbaum, PhD, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, along with five researchers at the School of Medicine —...

Biomek FX free to a good home

Dr. Xiaoxia Cui in the McDonnell Genome Institute has a Biomek FX available to a good laboratory home.  She says it is functional but requires regular service.  It has been used to transfer ~1 ul to ~20 ul with a 96-well head and it can accommodate 96-well and...

Congrats to Caitlin Dingwall!

March 4, 2022: Congratulations to Caitlin Dingwall and the Milbrandt/DiAntonio labs on their new preprint, “Macrophage depletion blocks congenital SARMI-dependent neuropathy”.

Welcome, Dr. Jieun Seo!

Dr. Jieun Seo has joined the Milbrandt and Mitra labs as a postdoctoral research associate.  

Welcome, Dr. Liya Yuan!

The Milbrandt & DiAntonio labs welcome Dr. Liya Yuan, a Staff Scientist who recently joined the labs.

Congratulations are in order for the Dougherty lab!

March 14, 2022: Congratulations to Dr. Elena Minakova on being awarded the American Federation of Medical Research Scholar Award at the Eastern Medical Research, for her outstanding work on how ontogenetic oxycodone exposure affects developing and adult mice! March 3,...

Reason for celebration in the Peter Jin lab!

A new review out of the @PETERJIN999 lab provides an overview of recent methods for identifying rare and common variants and understanding their roles in disease etiology. Co-1st authors are postdoc, Yung-Chun Wang, grad students, Shujuan Zhao & Julie Choi, and...

WUSM faculty honored for ‘highly prolific spirit of innovation’

Washington University announced in a recent press release that the National Academy of Inventors has elected Drs. Douglas Covey, Jeffrey Milbrandt, and Dan Moran to its 2021 cohort of fellows. The NAI fellowship is the highest professional distinction reserved solely...

Lawson Lab has new preprint

The Lawson Lab has a new preprint, “Genetic, epigenetic, and environmental mechanisms govern allele-specific gene expression.” Celine St. Pierre, a graduate student in the lab, is first author. Congratulations, all!  

Dougherty Lab has a new preprint

The Dougherty Lab has a new preprint, “A Cre-dependent massively parallel reporter assay allows for cell-type specific assessment of the functional effects of genetic variants in vivo.” Tomás Lagunas Jr, a graduate student in the lab, is lead author on the...

Mollah Lab has a new preprint

The Mollah Lab has a new preprint, “A Non-Negative Tensor Factorization Approach to Deconvolute Microenvironment in Breast Cancer.” Min Shi, a postdoc in the lab, is senior author on the preprint. Liubou Klindziuk, a summer intern in the lab, is also an...

Dr. Peter Jin contributes to new paper in JAMA Pediatrics

Sheng Chih (Peter) Jin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Genetics at Washington University School of Medicine, recently contributed to a new paper in JAMA Pediatrics, “Exome Sequencing as a Potential Diagnostic Adjunct in Sporadic Congenital Hydrocephalus.”...

Tips for Graduate Students During Shelter in Place

By Jim Skeath, PhD, Professor of Genetics at Washington University School of Medicine I’ve always felt that the keys to success in graduate school are to work hard and have fun – to work hard, think hard, do experiments, and to enjoy what you do and where you do it. I...

Lawson Lab graduate student inducted into graduate honor society

Alex Miranda, a graduate student in the Lawson Lab, was recently inducted into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. The society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in graduate education. Congratulations, Alex!

Medical Genetics Awareness Week kicks off April 2

The first Medical Genetics Awareness Week kicks off on April 2, 2019 with the theme “Celebrating the Contributions of the Entire Medical Genetics Team to Patient Care.” Through this event, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) “aims...

Joseph Dougherty gets Simons Foundation award

Joseph Dougherty, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics, recently got a three-year award from the Simons Foundation for his project, “4/4 SSC ASC Whole Genome Sequencing Consortium: UTR mutation analysis.” Congratulations, Dr....

Milbrandt lab publishes paper on Schwann cell O-GlcNAcylation

The Milbrandt lab published a paper recently on Schwann cell O-GlcNAcylation. The paper, “Schwann cell O-GlcNAcylation promotes peripheral nerve remyelination via attenuation of the AP-1 transcription factor JUN,” appears in PNAS. Sungsu Kim, Ph.D., an...

Stephen L. Johnson (December 26, 1960 – December 15, 2017)

It is with great sadness that the Department of Genetics informs you of the passing of Stephen L. Johnson, PhD, early Friday morning. As everyone knows Steve was a highly regarded scientist in our Genetics Department at Washington University School of Medicine. Steve...

Don Conrad and Joe Dougherty awarded tenure

Congratulations to Dr. Don Conrad and Dr. Joe Dougherty, who were recently awarded tenure in the Department of Genetics. Read more about Dr. Conrad’s work here, and get more information about Dr. Dougherty’s work here.  

Wang lab publishes paper on tissue-specific DNA methylation

Dr. Ting Wang’s published a paper recently on tissue-specific DNA methylation. The paper, titled “Tissue-specific DNA methylation is conserved across human, mouse, and rat, and driven by primary sequence conservation,” uses a comparative epigenomics...

Dr. Joseph Ippolito has paper published in JCI Insight

Dr. Joseph Ippolito, a member of Dr. Jeff Milbrandt’s lab, and his research team had a paper published recently in JCI Insight. The article, “Sexual dimorphism in glioma glycolysis underlies sex differences in survival,” shows that enhanced glucose...