Welcome New Employees

Employee Title PI
Nicholas East WU Student Spinella
Li Ye Research Assistant Shoykhet
Wyatt Lanik Research Technician II Good
Sheena Blackwell Community Outreach Rep II Storch
Rebecca Dick Coordinator Field Research Manary
Stephenie Williams Graduate Student Schnadower
Carrie Shouse Clinical Nurse Coordinator Plax

Funded Awards

Employee Title PI
Cooper, Megan Washington University Digesitive Diseases Research Core Center Intestinal epithelial cell turnover in a murine model ...
Cooper, Megan NIH/R01 Metabolic Regulation of Natural Killer Cell Activation
Druley, Todd Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation/POST Characterizing Histone Modifying Protein Interactions ...
Druley, Todd CIHR/The Hospital for Sick Children Mechanisms and Risk Stratification for Treatment of Ac...
Druley, Todd SLCH Foundation/Research Grant Pediatric Cancer Predisposition Banking
Nogee, Julie AAP/ Klaus Neonatal-Perinatal Research Award Oligogenic Variants in Familial Atrioventricular Septa...
O'Bryan, Kevin NIH/University of Colorado Pulmonary Hypertension Data Fusion: Regulatory Science
Schuettpelz, Laura St. Baldrick's Foundation/Fellowship Elucidating the Role of TLR2 Signaling in Pediatric My...
Singh, Gautam ICTS/ CH2 Fgf2 As A Biomarker of Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertensti...
Storch, Gregory STL EFA Medical Case management II
Tarr, Phillip NIH/T32 Pediatric Gastroenterology Research Training Program
White, Neil NIH/U01 Admin Supp/Case Western EDIC Yr6 Supplement: Long-term Effects of Glycemia on ...

Funding Opportunities



R01 Series – new: June 5
U01 – new: June 5
K Series – new: June 12
R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3 – new: June 16
R15 – new, renewal, resubmission, revision: Jun 25

NIH Due Dates

Washington University Internal Competitions -
Federal Sources

Washington University Internal Competitions -
Private Funding Sources

Pediatrics Weekly Forum
Tuesdays 4:00pm in NWT Room 10A

Scott Handley
Safe Laboratory Practices

Pediatrics Molecular Medicine Seminar (PMMS) Series

Thursdays 4:00 P.M. in SLCH, 3rd Floor Auditorium


Jennifer Wambach


David Breault, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology) Harvard Medical School


Brooke Sadler (Gurnett Lab) / Inema Orukari (Rubin Lab)

Research News:

The McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology is offering its annual Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to support outstanding postdoctoral investigators within the Washington University neuroscience community.
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Nutrition Obesity Research Center, Call for Proposals: Pilot & Feasibility Program Submitted by Wednesday, June 12, 2017
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Call for proposals - Diabetes Research Center Pilot & Feasibility Awards
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Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) Education expires every four years
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SPIN funding opportunities database is now available via the Research Management System (RMS)
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New University Policy Regarding Education in Good Clinical Practices
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Washington University Center for Multiple Myeloma Nanotherapy (CMMN) Request for Applications (RFA)
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Pediatric Research - “What You Need to Know Wednesdays” Series

Cardinals vs. Brewers, June 15th
Tailgate Party @ 4:00
Game @ 6:15


New Equipment in the Clayton and Metro Garages Effective May 22
Credit Cards are now accepted at both garages. Please visit https://facilities.med.wustl.edu/parking-transportation/parking/ for further info about rechargeable debit passes.

Did You Know?

Spring pre-inspections are just around the corner, in preparation for the summer EH&S Annual OSHA Safety and Compliance Audit.

  • Departmental pre-inspections will be introduced in June.
  • The University EH&S audit is expected to commence in the months of July, August, and September of 2017.

Emily Audrain will be performing the audits for the MPRB as last year. For specific questions or comments, Contact Rand Ross, or Emily Audrain.

Faculty Feature

Mark Lowe, MD, PhD

Mark Lowe was born in Chicago and grew up in South Dakota where his grandfather, uncle and father were general practitioners in the town of Mobridge. Mark took advantage of the opportunities offered in a small town and played multiple sports and the euphonium. He even did a stint as a filler in the chorus. The choral director wouldn’t let him sing; they just needed more guys. After high school, Mark attended Washington University in St. Louis initially in the School of Engineering and, after some drifting, settled on a major in Biology. As an undergraduate, he worked in a basic science laboratory at the School of Medicine. The lab experience and the excitement of a medical school counselor that an advisee might go to medical school in South Dakota convinced Mark he should attend graduate school. He moved to Philadelphia and obtained a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. His wife Nancy, a St. Louis native, joined him and finished her undergraduate degree at Temple University. Nancy and Mark married in 1976 and soon moved to Washington DC. Mark worked at the National Institutes of Health and Nancy worked in retail. Their first daughter, Lauren, was born in DC. After five years, Mark decided to go back to medical school. He was accepted into the PhD to MD program at the University of Miami. He and his wife put Lauren and their Old English sheepdog into their station wagon, their belongings into a rental van and moved to Miami.

After completing medical school, the family moved back to St. Louis where Mark started his internship in Pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Somehow, his second daughter, Virginia, was born during his intern year. No duty hours in those days. Just tired residents. Mark started a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at SLCH after his second year of residency. During his fellowship, he developed his interest in dietary fat digestion and the function of pancreatic lipases, which digest dietary fats in the small intestine. This interest continued through his career and various aspects of lipase function and physiology have been the focus of his research. Mark’s clinical interests in pancreatic disorders of childhood naturally developed from his interest in pancreatic function. In 2003, Mark and Nancy moved to Pittsburgh where Mark was the Division Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and served as the Vice-Chair for Graduate Medical Education and as the Interim Chair of Pediatrics. Although Mark has bicycled most of his life and often commuted to work at SLCH on his bike, his cycling life went uphill in Pittsburgh. In addition to regular weekend rides and some bike commuting, Mark also has done bike trips in Mallorca, Andalucía, Provence, Tuscany, and Napa-Sonoma. A trip to Crater Lake in Oregon is planned for this summer.

Neither of Mark’s daughters went into medicine or science. They both came back to St. Louis though and we now have three grandchildren here. When the opportunity arose to return to St. Louis, Nancy and I didn’t have to think too long. We are thrilled to be back in St. Louis close to our family and among the many former colleagues who are still at SLCH and WUSM.

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