OTM’s Gina Smutz honored with University Operations Award

Washington University Office of Technology Management’s Gina Duncan Smutz was awarded the University Operations Award for 2023. The award recognizes a Central Fiscal Unit (CFU) employee who provides exceptional customer service to the University’s employees, students and community members and who demonstrates extraordinary contributions to WashU missions of education, research and patient care. In her […]

WashU Celebration of Inventors 2023

On May 11, 2023, the Office of Technology Management hosted the sixth annual Celebration of Inventors, an event to honor and recognize Washington University inventors, researchers and faculty entrepreneurs.  Honorees included 2022 United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awardees and the National Academy of Inventors fellows and senior member. This year’s event also recognized […]

Scientists aim to develop vaccine against all deadly coronaviruses (Links to an external site)

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis scientists Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, and Sean Whelan, PhD, lead a team working to minimize the risk of another devastating coronavirus pandemic by designing a vaccine that reduces sickness and death caused by all potentially deadly coronaviruses, including ones that have not yet affected people. The research is supported by an $8 million grant from the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

New diagnostic test is 1,000 times more sensitive than conventional tests (Links to an external site)

When Srikanth Singamaneni and Guy Genin, both professors of mechanical engineering and materials science at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, established a new collaboration with researchers from the School of Medicine in late 2019, they didn’t know the landscape of infectious disease research was about to shift dramatically. In a conference room […]