Amasino Hilldale Award Winner

Four faculty members are recipients of the 2005 Hilldale Awards, which annually recognize excellence in teaching, research and public service. The awards, given yearly since 1987, honor top professors in four university divisions: biological sciences, physical sciences, social studies, and arts and humanities. Congratulations Professor Amasino Read More

Maurer Extra Mile Award

The award is to recognize faculty/staff who have demonstrated unusual concern for, and provided exceptional service to, undergraduate, graduate and Short Course students. The service should exceed the level that might normally be expected from faculty or staff, and can include: mentoring /advising of individual students or student groups; creating formal or informal experiential learning …

Emil Thomas Kaiser Award

The Emil Thomas Kaiser Award from the Protein Society award recognizes a significant contribution in applying chemistry to the study of proteins. Congrats Dr. Raines. Read More

Elvehjem Award

John W. Suttie, professor emeritus, biochemistry, has received the Conrad A. Elvehjem Award from the American Society for Nutritional Sciences in recognition of his outstanding service to nutrition as a scientist, editor, adviser and communicator on behalf of the profession.

Osborn Mendel Award

James Ntambi, professor, nutritional sciences and biochemistry, has received the Osborne Mendel Award from the American Society for Nutritional Sciences for outstanding contributions toward the understanding of adipocyte differentiation and the regulation of gene expression involved in lipid metabolism.

Elizabeth Craig wins Hilldale Award

Craig has been a member of the faculty since 1979, and also served as chair of the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry from 1996-2002. Her work on protein folding and proteins involved in that process led to her election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1998 and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences …

Wisconsin chemists find a new chink in TB’s armor

The family of bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB) and leprosy are notoriously sturdy. And although the diseases they cause have been held in check for the past 50 years by antibiotics, some strains are becoming increasingly resistant to existing therapy. Now, however, a new chink has been found in the cellular armor that makes these …

DHEA boosts growth rate of human neural stem cells

Human neural stem cells, exposed in a lab dish to the steroid DHEA, exhibit a remarkable uptick in growth rates, suggesting that the hormone may play a role in helping the brain produce new cells, according to a new study published this week in the online editions of the Proceedings of the National Academy of …

Graduate Awards Announced

The Annual Biochemistry Awards Reception included two new awards this year, made possible by the generosity of Arnold E. and Catherine M. Denton. Graduate Teaching Excellence Award: Michael D. Hobbs This award is intended to recognize a Biochemistry graduate student who has consistently shown evidence of quality, commitment, and innovation in teaching. Graduate students who …