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Jan 13, 2011

Selection as a AAAS fellow is a high honor conferred by peers in recognition of distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications. AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society.

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Jan 03, 2011

Flavia Arana leaving the department January 7th.

You were always interested in how best to serve the needs of our students and faculty. You were always warm, generous, and sincere in your support of your colleagues. You always brought your intellect, savviness, and ambition to every task. And you had a great sense of humor too.

Thank you for your contributions and dedication to our faculty, students, and staff. Thank you for the opportunity to work with you, and learn from you. What a privilege to work with someone who is a great supervisor, colleague, and friend.


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Jan 02, 2011

Emeritus Professor Paul J. Kaesberg, age 87, died on Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, surrounded by his family at his home in Madison.

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Dec 08, 2010

Professor George Phillips, from the UW-Madison Department of Biochemistry, has been chosen as a future leader of the American Crystallographic Association.  The ACA, as it is commonly called, is a non-profit, scientific organization with over 2,200 members in more than 60 countries.  He will serve as Vice-President during 2011 and then President during 2012.

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Nov 16, 2010

Growing human embryonic stem cells in the lab is no small feat. Culturing the finicky, shape-shifting cells is labor intensive and, in some ways, more art than exact science.

Faculty: Laura Kiessling

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Nov 16, 2010

Dana Bellissimo from the Record laboratory has been awarded the Trewartha Award.

The Trewartha Undergraduate Research Grant enables students to undertake more demanding and extensive honors senior thesis research projects than might otherwise be possible.

Congratulations Dana!

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Sep 20, 2010

Laura Kiessling was named an American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow at the 2010 Fall National Meeting in Boston. She was honored for her outstanding contributions to the field of chemistry as a distinguished scientist and as a volunteer who has devoted her time to support ACS activities.  Nominees represent a wide range of technical areas and include scientists from academia, industry and government.

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Sep 20, 2010

UW-Madison junior Jeffrey Vinokur is passionate about two things: chemistry and a style of hip-hop dancing called "popping."

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Aug 24, 2010

In a study that promises to fill in the fine details of the plant world's blueprint for surviving drought, a team of Wisconsin researchers has identified in living plants the set of proteins that help them withstand water stress.

Faculty: Mike Sussman

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Aug 10, 2010

Until months before his death, Lardy had been an active member of the university's bioscience community for more than six decades.

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Aug 03, 2010

The 20 Khorana Scholars shared their findings at the annual Khorana Scholars Symposium this past Friday, July 30, after doing research in UW laboratories for 9 weeks this summer in a wide array of scientific disciplines.

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Aug 02, 2010

Doug Weibel has been selected as a DuPont Young Professor for 2010-2012. This grant is to encourage highly original research.

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Aug 02, 2010

Local middle schoolers coauthor article in the journal Biochemistry.

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Jun 04, 2010

Friends and colleagues in the University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemistry department are deeply saddened by the loss of Rita Warden, who died as the result of a traffic accident on the Beltline on May 29.

"She was a kind and thoughtful person who always put her heart into helping others accomplish their work tasks," says professor Brian Fox, who worked with Warden on a daily basis.

A long-time campus employee, Warden played a key role on the department's administrative team, providing assistance to faculty members with very active research and teaching programs.


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May 24, 2010

Three Biochemistry Majors are among the
2010 CALS Outstanding Senior Award Recipients:

Sean McMaster (Biochemistry and Mathematics)
Melanie Rawlings (Biochemistry and Spanish)
Alyce Marsh (Biochemistry and Nutritional Sciences)