Jun 03, 2014

UW-Madison's David Brow, Samuel Butcher and colleagues have captured images of the splicesome, revealing details never seen before.

May 13, 2014

Danielle Lohman (Pagliarini Lab) and Sandy Tseng (Ansari Lab) have earned 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellowships. Their selection was based on their outstanding abilities and accomplishments, as well as their potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise.

This award also recognizes significant contributions to science outreach, signified by Danielle and Sandy's roles as the co-chairs of the Student Faculty Liaison Committee (SFLC) Outreach program.

Rachel Dvorak
May 08, 2014

Each year, an American university may nominate only four undergraduates for a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most prestigious awards in the U.S. conferred upon undergraduates studying the sciences.

Rachel Dvorak, an undergrad junior majoring in biochemistry has won a 2014 Goldwater Scholarship. Rachel currently is working in Mike Cox's lab. She hopes to receive a doctorate in neurology, as well as a medical degree, in order to conduct research in neurology. She aims to develop treatments and prevention methods for dementia-related diseases and disorders.

Douglas Weibel
May 01, 2014

Just as he does with his research, Weibel takes an interdisciplinary approach to teaching.

He has made critical contributions to several biochemistry courses, including a complete reorganization of Biochemistry 651, a capstone for the major that now interweaves physics, engineering, chemistry and biology concepts, and also includes hands-on opportunities for students to dissemble instruments and study their design.

May 01, 2014

Allison Abellaneda, Willdonger Lab
Matthew Ashton, Hoskins Lab
Emily Baumann, Audhya Lab
Daniel Chantigian, Holden Lab
Sherry Cheng, Record Lab
Rachel Dvorak, Cox Lab
Victoria Heinrich, Weibel Lab
Isabel Johnson, Pagliarini Lab
Honghong Liao, Butcher Lab
Jiayue Liu, Ansari Lab
Victoria Martino, DeLuca Lab
Jennifer Nguyen, Willdonger Lab

Award recipients will be recognized at the Chancellor's Undergraduate Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 5, 2014, from 7-8:30 p.m., in Memorial Union's Great Hall.

Apr 28, 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 Biochemistry Undergraduate Travel Award winners:

T. Reid Alderson:  John Markley Lab
Matthew Ashton:  Aaron Hoskins Lab
Honghong Liao:  Samuel Butcher Lab
Hung Tae Kim:  Dr. Jay Yang (Dept. of Anesthesiology) and Dr. Daniel Resnick (Dept. of Neurosurgery)

Apr 28, 2014

Chin Leng Cheng has won a University Book Store Award this semester for his work on RNA processing enzymes. Chin Leng is a senior undergraduate biochemistry major working under the tutelage of Dr. Kevin Desai in the Raines Lab. Chin Leng will matriculate to graduate school at Yale University this fall.

Supported by a generous grant from the University Book Store, this award recognizes undergraduate students who have completed an outstanding independent project, such as a senior thesis, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Apr 18, 2014

Emily Zytkiewicz, a junior Biochemistry major, is the recipient of the 2014 Adult Student Scholarship Award. Congratulations!

Apr 18, 2014

Amanda Beltrame, a sophomore Biochemistry major, is the 2014 Alpha-Helix Scholar.

The Perry and Carolyn Frey Life Sciences Scholarship Fund is named not only in tribute to Professor Frey’s outstanding teaching and research career, but also honors Perry and Carolyn’s dedication to the many people they influenced and touched in some way over the years.

The fund supports the α-Helix Scholarship, which is awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in the Departments of Biochemistry, Bacteriology, Genetics, or Nutritional Sciences within the College of Agricultural and Life...

Photo of Doug Weibel
Apr 16, 2014

Doug Weibel is the 2014 recipient of the UW-College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Pound Research Award. The award is given to honor an outstanding early career CALS research scientist and to promote continued excellence in research.

Photo of Ron Raines
Apr 03, 2014

Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Biology, has produced an enzyme in clinical trials as an anti-cancer agent, created stable synthetic collagens and devised chemical processes to convert biomass into refined fuels and chemicals.

The Professorship provides recognition for distinguished research contributions of the UW-Madison faculty. The awards are intended to honor those faculty who have made major contributions to the advancement of knowledge, primarily through their research endeavors, but also as a result of their teaching and service activities.

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Mar 28, 2014

This symposium is hosted by the Department of Biochemistry and is in honor of the life of W. W. Cleland,
our colleague and friend. The symposium will bring together leading scientists in the field to discuss their
most recent research activities, and how they have been influenced by Professor Cleland’s remarkable
contributions to enzyme chemistry.

The symposium promises to be both a great scientific experience as well as a chance for friends to
come together to celebrate the life of our “mechanistic hero.”

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Mar 28, 2014

The 37th Steenbock Symposium “The Future of Chemical Biology” will be held at Ebling Auditorium on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison June 5-7, 2014. The symposium, organized by Dr. Laura Kiessling, will feature research presentations from over twenty exceptional chemical biologists from the United States and Canada.

April 15, 2014 is the deadline to submit poster abstracts and to receive a discounted registration fee.

Registration closes on May 28, 2014. Please see the web-site for more information and to register.

Photo of HF DeLuca
Mar 25, 2014

Please join the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Biochemistry, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences for a public dedication ceremony of the Hector F. Deluca Biochemical Sciences Complex.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Biochemical Sciences Atrium and Courtyard
440 Henry Mall
Madison, WI  53706

Picnic lunch 12:00 p.m.
Program 1:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served while supplies last.

Photo of Mike Cox
Mar 24, 2014

Capitalizing on the ability of an organism to evolve in response to punishment from a hostile environment, scientists have coaxed the model bacterium Escherichia coli to dramatically resist ionizing radiation and, in the process, reveal the genetic mechanisms that make the feat possible.