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Mike White promoted to Assistant Professor

We are pleased to announce the Mike White PhD has been promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor of Genetics. This is well deserved. It is expected that Mike will continue his own research with the added distractions of worrying about grants, sitting on useless committees, and teaching classes to recalcitrant graduate students.

Listen to Barak’s Podcast with Shelina!

You can listen to the podcast here.

Brett Maricque, interviewed on “St. Louis on the Air”

Graduate student and current BALSA president, Brett Maricque, and co-founder, Maxim Schillebeeckx, discuss how the BALSA group allows graduate students to gain business experience while providing quality, low cost consulting services for the growing St. Louis biotechnology sector and generating grant money for local entrepreneurs through the BALSA Foundation. Listen to the full conversation on the “St. Louis on the Air” website.

Marc Sherman receives prestigious Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Medical Science Fellowship

The Olin Fellowships recognize accomplishments in biomedical research by doctoral students at Washington University. While thirty-two students were nominated, only eight awards were granted. Marc’s research focused on stochasticity in gene expression and the kinds of “noise” that are often disregarded when expression is measured. While he has moved on to his clinical rotations, Marc’s work in the Cohen lab can be found under our publications header.

Mike White interviewed in St. Louis Magazine

Our own Mike White talks about what makes genetics cool in an interview for St. Louis magazine.

Lethal Mutants win softball title

Led by team captains Brett Maricque (5th year CSB) and Kevin Forsberg (5th year MGG) the lethal mutants won the WUSM intramural softball league with a resounding win in the championship game yesterday. Well done computational biologists and molecular geneticists.