Moron-Concepcion named Mallinckrodt Professor of Anesthesiology

Jose Moron-Concepcion, PhD, a professor of anesthesiology, neuroscience, and psychiatry, was installed as the Henry Elliot Mallinckrodt Professor of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis on Thursday, September 28, 2023.

Dr. Vivian Gonzalez-Perez recruited as new tenure-track assistant professor

Vivian Gonzalez-Perez, PhD, a highly accomplished scholar whose research focus is ion channel biophysics and physiology, is being promoted from research instructor to tenure track assistant professor on July 1, 2023. Her appointment marks a significant milestone in her career, as she prepares to make further groundbreaking contributions to the scientific community.

Department ranks in top 3 in NIH research funding in 2022

According to the latest data compiled by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis ranked No. 3 among the nation’s top anesthesiology departments in terms of research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Study elucidates mechanism of lipid regulation of ion channels

In a recent study published in Nature Communications on November 17, 2022, Wayland Cheng, MD, PhD, and colleagues solved the structure of a pentameric ligand-gated ion channel in an open-channel conformation using single particle cryo-electron microscopy.

Department ranks 2nd in country in NIH funding in 2020

Anesthesiology lab members at WashU

The department received over $16.1 million in federal funding from the NIH, and six faculty ranked in the top 50 for total NIH funding to individual anesthesia principal investigators.