Research Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight

Meet Zhongsheng You, PhD, who is unlocking the secrets of how the cell functions to preserve and protect DNA from the barrage of damaging environmental and intracellular factors they encounter.
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Professor Colin Nichols FRS elected new “Fellow of the Royal Society”

April 30, 2014 - Nichols Elected Fellow of the Royal Society
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Piston named Head of Cell Biology and Physiology

We are pleased to announce that David W. Piston, Ph.D. has been named the new Head of the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology.
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Vitaly A. Klyachko, PhD Granted Promotion with Tenure

We are delighted to announce that the WU Board of Trustees has approved Vitaly Klyachko’s promotion to associate professor as of July 1, 2014, with tenure effective October 3, 2014.
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Huettner Promoted to Professor

Warmest Congratulations! James E. Huettner, PhD, was recently promoted to professor of cell biology and physiology, with a joint promotion to professor of biomedical engineering, retroactive to July 1, 2014.
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Mecham to Receive Marfan Foundation’s “Distinguished Research Award”

Robert P. Mecham, PhD, Alumni Endowed Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology and Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Biomedical Engineering, will receive the Marfan Foundation’s first Distinguished Research Award at its Heartworks St. Louis Gala on March 7, 2015.
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Mercer Receives 2015 Distinguished Service Teaching Award

Robert W. Mercer, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology was recently honored with a Distinguished Service Teaching Award in a ceremony on the Medical School Campus on October 27th.
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Zhongsheng You, PhD Promoted with Granting of Tenure

We are pleased to announce that the WU Board of Trustees, approved Dr. Zhongsheng You’s promotion to Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology and Associate Professor of Medicine, with the granting of tenure effective October 7, 2016.
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Piston elected President-elect of the Biophysical Society

David W. Piston, Ph.D., Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Professor and Head of the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, has been elected President-elect of the Biophysical Society.
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Hanson named AAAS fellow

Phyllis I. Hanson, MD, PhD, the Gerty T. Cori Professor is one of 391 new fellows selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest scientific society.
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Stahl honored by research society

Philip D. Stahl, PhD, the Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology and Physiology and former director of the Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has received a Special Achievement Award from the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles.
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Welcome Message from Dr. David Piston

Welcome to the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology at Washington University in St. Louis. For more than a century, our department has led the basic science research that has been the foundation for one of the elite medical schools in the country.
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