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Image of Harry Steenbock depicted in murals in Biochemistry 2017 Marks Centennial of Two Significant Department Discoveries

The year 1917 — 100 years ago — was a big year for the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, then called the Department of Agricultural Chemistry. Now in 2017 the...

Photo of Frederick Porter Graduate Alum Takes Biochemistry Ph.D. to Vaccine Development

For biochemistry Ph.D. alumnus Frederick Porter, graduate school was a start to a second phase in his career. After beginning a career in the pharmaceutical industry, he came to the University of...

Photo of a crystal obtained by the Holden Lab Crystallizing Science, One Protein at a Time

It’s square one. It’s step one. It puts the “basic” in basic science. How ever you describe it, understanding protein structure and function through what’s called X-ray crystallography is an...