Photo of Bob Burris
May 17, 2010

He was one of the world's preeminent authorities on nitrogen fixation, the
process by which certain microorganisms converts nitrogen from the
atmosphere into a form that can be taken up by plants. He made major
advances in the understanding of the biological systems involved and
developed much of the methodology used in nitrogen-fixation research. 

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May 17, 2010

The goal of MicroExplorers, the product of a broad University of Wisconsin-Madison collaboration, is to open the world of the very small to the very young.

Faculty: Doug Weibel

Photo of Sean McMaster
May 04, 2010

The award recognizes Sean as a student and a leader who demonstrates a strong record of service and enthusiasm for the College

Photo of Sebastian Bednarek
Apr 27, 2010

Congratulations to the Biochemistry recipients of the College's 2010 faculty and staff awards.
Jung Excellence in Teaching Award: Sebastian Bednarek
WALSAA Outstanding Advisor Award: Daniel Barnish

Photo of Lactococcus lactis
Apr 19, 2010

Wisconsin now has a state microbe. The new state honor goes to... Lactococcus lactis, the bacterium used to make cheese.

Photo of Kim Kamer
Apr 14, 2010

Congratulations to Kim Kamer of the Raines lab for earning a Henry and Eleanor Firminhac Award for Excellence in Chemistry, a Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship and a Goldwater Scholarship!

Photo of Sonia Trevino-Dopatka
Apr 09, 2010

A Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship has been awarded to Sonia Trevino-Dopatka, a Biochemistry major and member of the Weibel Lab, on the basis of academic merit.

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Apr 06, 2010

Congratulations Biochemistry Graduate Students:

2010 Fellowship Awards:
Amelia Still (Pagliarini Lab)
Rachel Kubiak, (Holden Lab)

2010 Honorable Mentions:
Darryl Wesener, (Kiessling Lab)
Elise Wagner, (Denu Lab)

Photo of James Ntambi
Apr 06, 2010

James Ntambi has been selected to receive a 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Wisconsin Alumni Association.

Ntambi teaches a number of classes for the biochemistry and nutritional sciences departments, helping to run a large intro-to-biochem course and leading an advanced seminar in nutrition and metabolism.

Photo of Ann Palmenberg
Mar 24, 2010

Since 1987, the Hilldale Awards have honored professors who excel in teaching, research and service. The university's top honor for faculty members. Congratulations Dr. Palmenberg.

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Mar 15, 2010

A University of Wisconsin-Madison research team has developed a promising new chemical method to liberate the sugar molecules trapped inside inedible plant biomass, a key step in the creation of cellulosic biofuels.

See the article in the New York Times.

Ron Raines, GLBRC

Photo of Doug Weibel
Feb 25, 2010

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.  These two-year fellowships are awarded in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Congratulations Dr. Weibel.

Photo of Colleen Hayes
Jan 21, 2010

Dr. Hayes has studied nutrition and the immune system for more than 25 years, and vitamin D and MS for almost 20 years. She has many friends with MS. Dr. Hayes is a recipient of numerous National Multiple Sclerosis Society grants, and was notified in October that she would receive another award to continue her vitamin D studies.

"There is very good scientific evidence correlating low levels of vitamin D with a high risk of MS and with high disability in people with MS," said Colleen Hayes, PhD, a professor and researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Photo of Ron Raines
Jan 13, 2010

"It's by far the most stable collagen ever made," says Ron Raines, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of chemistry and biochemistry who led the study, published in the Jan. 12 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

See the story here

Photo of Judith Kimble
Jan 12, 2010

Writing in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week (Jan. 11), scientists from UW-Madison and the University of California-Irvine present a new model of stem cell regulation.