Welcome to the McCoy Lab at Washington University in St. Louis Medical Campus!

Department of Medicine
Division of Dermatology
4565 McKinley Ave, St. Louis MO 63110
McDonnell Medical Sciences Building Rm. 722

Research Areas

  • Skin microbiome
  • Structural biology of bacterial agents involved in infectious disease of the skin
  • Clinical detection of disease-causing microorganisms

Collaborating Core Facilities

  • Washington University Center for Cellular Imaging (WUCCI)
  • Proteomics Shared Resource (PSR)
  • Mass Spectrometry Technology Access Center (MTAC@MGI)

Research Tools

  • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Recombinant protein expression in E. coli
  • Protein crystallography
  • Cryo-Electron Microscopy (CryoEM)
  • Antibody based immunoassays (e.g., ELISA)
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