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SLU to get $30 million gift for research building

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The new SLU research building, being built in south St. Louis (photo from Clayco)

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis University will get a $30 million gift from the family of the late Edward Doisy, the only SLU professor to ever win a Nobel Prize.

The money will help pay for the university's new biomedical research building, and it will take his name.

The scientist, and former longtime professor at Saint Louis University, was renowned for his work in biochemistry. He won the 1943 Nobel Prize for discovering the chemical nature of vitamin K.

The ten-story building will be used for research in cancer, liver disease, heart and lung disease, aging and brain disease, and biodefense and vaccine development. It's being built at the corner of Grand & Chouteau in south St. Louis

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