Dr. Richard Cote named Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Dr. Richard Cote named Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Richard J. Cote, MD, FRCPath, FCAP, Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology & Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine and Pathologist-in-Chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, was named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in 2023. Every year, Castle Connolly accepts peer-only nominations for physicians at leading health centers including Washington University School of Medicine. The Castle […]
Gut bacteria affect brain health, mouse study shows

Gut bacteria affect brain health, mouse study shows (Links to an external site)

A growing pile of evidence indicates that the tens of trillions of microbes that normally live in our intestines — the so-called gut microbiome — have far-reaching effects on how our bodies function. Members of this microbial community produce vitamins, help us digest food, prevent the overgrowth of harmful bacteria and regulate the immune system, […]
Obituary: Emil Raphael Unanue, renowned immunologist, 88

Obituary: Emil Raphael Unanue, renowned immunologist, 88 (Links to an external site)

Emil Raphael Unanue, MD, an internationally renowned immunologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, died Dec. 16, 2022, surrounded by family in St. Louis after a two-year battle with glioblastoma. He was 88. Head of the Department of Pathology & Immunology at the School of Medicine from 1985 to 2006, Unanue built […]
Rejuvenated immune cells can improve clearance of toxic waste from brain

Rejuvenated immune cells can improve clearance of toxic waste from brain (Links to an external site)

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and many other neurodegenerative diseases are marked by damaging clusters of proteins in the brain. Scientists have expended enormous effort searching for ways to treat such conditions by clearing these toxic clusters but have had limited success. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found an innovative way […]
Grajales-Reyes receives Early Independence Award from NIH

Grajales-Reyes receives Early Independence Award from NIH (Links to an external site)

Gary Grajales-Reyes, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of pathology & immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received an Early Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award supports outstanding junior scientists with the intellect, scientific creativity, drive, and maturity to bypass or shorten the traditional postdoctoral training […]
Kipnis elected to National Academy of Medicine

Kipnis elected to National Academy of Medicine (Links to an external site)

Four faculty members at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, a part of the National Academy of Sciences. They are Opeolu M. Adeoye, MD; Farshid Guilak, PhD; David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD; and Jonathan Kipnis, PhD. Membership in the academy is considered one of the […]
Schreiber honored for cancer immunotherapy research

Schreiber honored for cancer immunotherapy research (Links to an external site)

Robert D. Schreiber, the Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky Distinguished Professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the 2023 Richard V. Smalley Memorial Award from the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer. He joins three other scientists recognized by the society this year for outstanding contributions to the field of […]