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Jun 20, 2022

Recent biochemistry undergraduate Alejandro Oñate received the College of Letters & Science Dean's Prize, one of the College's highest academic honors.

James Ntambi
Jun 15, 2022

James Ntambi promotes health education in East Africa — from rural villages to university labs. Read this story in ASBMB Today.

Thomas Anderson and Anil Kumar give a tour in the cryo-EM centers
Jun 14, 2022

At the Steenbock Symposium on June 7 and 8, 2022, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Biochemistry opened its doors in celebration of two new research centers that bring to campus advanced biomolecular imaging technology called cryo-electron microscopy.

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University of Wisconsin–Madison biochemist Judith Simcox (right) and members of her lab, including student Autumn Rain Chevalier (left) working in the lab.
Jun 13, 2022

The most commonly used clinical tests don't accurately predict risk of diabetes and heart disease in people of color. Professor Judi Simcox and two students in her lab are featured in this ACS Central Science story by C&EN freelance science journalist Jyoti Madhusoodanan.

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Jun 08, 2022

Postdoctoral researcher Freeman Lan has received a 2022 Career Award at the Scientific Interfaces distributed by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF). Lan works in the Venturelli Lab.

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Jun 02, 2022

The Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) announced its 2022 awards that celebrate teaching and mentoring. The awards were given out at the IPiB Summer Reception on Wednesday, June 1.

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May 19, 2022

Eighteen undergraduate students in the Department of Biochemistry have received 2022 campus awards for research and scholarly excellence. The students are a mix of talented biochemistry majors and students who perform research in laboratories run by biochemistry faculty.

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May 17, 2022

The Department of Biochemistry is pleased to announce its 2022 undergraduate and graduate student departmental awards and fellowships. The awards and fellowships celebrate 27 talented students in the department and are made possible by generous gifts to the department to fund graduate and undergraduate research.

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May 10, 2022

In recognition of the outstanding lives and accomplishments of RNA Society members, each month the society profiles two members. Read about your colleagues' career paths, their advice for succeeding in science, and their favorite RNA!

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May 05, 2022

Aging is part of the human experience, but not every experience is the same. Progressive neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and Alzheimer’s disease present many challenges to patients and their families. Researchers like UW–Madison junior Samuel Neuman, a biochemistry major and winner of a 2022 Barry Goldwater Scholarship, are using stem cells and regenerative medicine to find a solution.

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May 05, 2022

The Joshua Coon Lab and Timothy Grant Lab united the power of two major tools in biotechnology. In research published in Nature Communications, the labs describe a game-changing advance that marries mass spectrometry and electron microscopy (EM).

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May 02, 2022

Formally and informally, in lecture halls and online portals, by email and phone, and even on city buses, biochemistry faculty advance greater understanding of COVID-19 and ways to prevent the disease from spreading.

Image reconstructed with cryo-EM data showing substitution of prolines into SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.
May 02, 2022

As part of the global effort to understand SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19), CALS scientists have pivoted their existing research projects, launched entirely new studies, and banded together to share knowledge and resources. Experts in the Department of Biochemistry are the linchpins of many of these efforts.

Undergraduate student Jaitri Joshi
Apr 25, 2022

From identifying research areas of interest to navigating lab cultures, WISCIENCE’s undergraduate research programs are touchpoints for students during their time at UW–Madison. When undergraduate Jaitri Joshi graduates this spring, the biochemistry and life sciences communication double major will have spearheaded several WISCIENCE initiatives and been a WISCIENCE Undergraduate Research Peer Leader for over three years. Jaitri sat down with Department of Biochemistry communications specialist Catherine Steffel to share her story.

Jason Cantor
Apr 14, 2022

Assistant professor Jason Cantor has received a 2021 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award. His was among the ten award-winning proposals that represent early-stage, innovative and cutting-edge technology in medicine and biomedical engineering.

“In our 16th year supporting innovative, early-stage biomedical research with the potential to benefit children, the 2021 competition for Individual Biomedical Research Awards once again proved to be exceptional. Nominees who received an award leveraged internal support and guidance from their participating institution, as well as the...

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