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May 30, 2023

Congratulations to Vatsan Raman, who has been named a 2023 NSF CAREER Award recipient.

May 26, 2023

Daniel Parrell, a postdoctoral fellow in the Wright Lab, was one of two people awarded the Great Lakes Bioenegery Research Center 2023 Outreach and Service Award in recognition of their contributions to the center’s mission. 

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May 24, 2023

A deleterious bacterial infection can take hold when the diverse community of bacteria in the gut microbiome are killed with antibiotics.

May 16, 2023

Twenty undergraduate students in the Department of Biochemistry have received 2023 campus awards for research and scholarly excellence. The students are a mix of biochemistry majors and students who perform research in laboratories run by biochemistry faculty.

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May 10, 2023

University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers and their collaborators have revealed insights into the roles of an enzyme integral to several processes that kick off DNA replication.

May 08, 2023

In this Q&A, Hezouwe Walada, a biochemistry major originally from Togo, discusses the early life events that led him to want to become a physician, as well as his research and study abroad experiences at UW.

May 08, 2023

With funding from a new HHMI program, biochemistry professor Judith Simcox works toward more inclusive lines of scientific inquiry.

May 05, 2023

Biochemistry professor Ophelia Venturelli is being recognized by the American Chemical Society for her pioneering interdisciplinary research on the behaviors of microbiomes.

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May 03, 2023

Undergraduate Justin Moua was selected to be the CALS flag bearer during the commencement ceremony. In this Q&A, Moua talks about what he's learned through his studies and his activities at the university.

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Apr 12, 2023

Collin Borcik, a postdoctoral researcher in the Rienstra Lab, was recently awarded a year-long National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32).

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Apr 12, 2023

The Hoskins and Hull Labs will be joining forces in the fight against life-threatening fungal infections common among leukemia and lymphoma patients thanks to funding from the Badger Challenge Award.

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Apr 11, 2023

Several graduate students in labs in the Department of Biochemistry have received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GFRP) award or honorable mention.

Jess Davidson, a second-year graduate student in the Simcox Lab, received a NSF GFRP award this year. Davidson’s research aims to identify how bis(monacylglycero)phosphate (BMP) lipids are regulated and how these lipids contribute to lysosomal function.

“BMP lipids are important because they are associated with a number of human diseases,” explains Davidson. “The first step is figuring out...

Mike Sussman
Apr 05, 2023

University of Wisconsin–Madison startups are leveraging scientific research to provide new insights into medicine and treatments, which improves people’s lives and boosts Wisconsin’s economy.

Starting a research-based company is hard work, and it can take years to get established. As early-stage companies continue to grow, they’re creating high-paying scientific and professional jobs in Wisconsin. They’re also contributing to the state’s economy by attracting venture capital investment and other funding.

Jing Fan
Mar 28, 2023

In the search for better ways to fight disease, biochemistry affiliate professor Jing Fan is pushing the boundaries of immunometabolism.

Elizabeth Wright
Mar 15, 2023

Biochemistry professor Elizabeth Wright was named a 2023-2024 Vilas Associate.