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Oct 04, 2021

This academic year, six College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) faculty members were selected to receive CALS or department professorships/chairships. Three of these faculty members work in the Department of Biochemistry. Read more below.


Professor Elizabeth Wright
Oct 04, 2021

An NIH-funded center at UW-Madison that provides access to advanced instrumentation for cryo-electron tomography specimen preparation, high-resolution imaging, computational analysis and training nears completion.

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Sep 28, 2021

Tim Grant’s first day at the Morgridge Institute for Research was anything but typical.

On the morning of March 16, 2020, he opened his email inbox to find several messages from fellow Morgridge scientists. Many said they weren’t coming into the office and wouldn’t be able to meet him for a welcome lunch.

After a tour of what appeared to be an empty building and a brief meeting with Brad Schwartz, the institute’s chief executive officer, they addressed the elephant in the room:

“We probably shouldn’t do the lunch, right?”

“Yeah, we won’t do the lunch.”


Web of hypothesized interactions between C. difficile and gut commensal bacteria.
Sep 21, 2021

An R21 from the National Institutes of Health will help assistant professor Ophelia Venturelli and her co-investigator Daniel Amador-Noguez, an associate professor of bacteriology, tease apart the microbial interactions and metabolites impacting C. difficile growth.

Local changes, global effects: Unpacking action at a distance using computers, X-rays and classic biochemistry
Sep 21, 2021

In their most recent Nature Communications paper, Assistant Professor Vatsan Raman, IPiB graduate student Kyle Nishikawa, and their team unpack action at a distance in proteins using cutting-edge techniques.

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Sep 07, 2021

The Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) - the joint graduate program of the Department of Biochemistry and the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry - is pleased to welcome its newest cohort of graduate students. As all recruiting activities were held virtually due to the pandemic, incoming students and faculty alike seem particularly excited to meet one another and begin the academic year in-person.

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Sep 07, 2021

An award from the NIH will help the National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison maintain and excel in the services it provides to scientists and other users, such as facilitating experiments that scientists may not be able to perform at their home institutions.

Aug 26, 2021

Biochemistry Professor James Ntambi was recently re-elected to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Council.

Postdoctoral researcher Leland Hyman
Aug 03, 2021

A WARF Accelerator Award will help commercialize a droplet microfluidics-based cell characterization method developed by graduate student and postdoctoral researcher Leland Hyman.

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Jul 28, 2021

Listen to the Deeper Than Data with Ben Rush podcast to catch Assistant Professor Judi Simcox’s insights on mentorship, inclusivity in science and more.

Jul 16, 2021

Biochemistry Assistant Professor Ophelia Venturelli spoke with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center about her lab's research developing generalizable, model-driven framework to predict microbiome growth and metabolic capabilities.

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Jul 12, 2021

Congratulations to David S. White, postdoc in the Hoskins Lab, who was recently awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) from the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). David’s award begins in December 2021 in the amount of $197,994 across three years.

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Jun 28, 2021

Biochemistry Assistant Professor Tim Grant, also an investigator at Morgridge Institute for Research, is part of a new project supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) that hopes to create a three-dimensional map that aligns these molecules in their proper neighborhoods within a cell. This knowledge can be essential in understanding how different protein molecules work together and illustrate pathways that are used both in normal biological function and in disease.

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Jun 22, 2021

Several Biochemistry faculty are part of two inaugural WARF Research Forward Grants. The Research Forward initiative is supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and will provide funding for 1–2 years, depending on the needs and scope of the project. This initiative replaces the now retired UW2020 WARF Discovery Initiative.

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Jun 16, 2021

The University of Wisconsin–Madison will join a first-of-its-kind collaborative network for nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, which researchers use to probe large biological molecules like proteins and RNA.

The National Science Foundation announced a $40 million award to establish the Network for Advanced NMR (NAN) linking three institutions: UConn School of Medicine, the University of Georgia and UW–Madison’s National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison.