Glenda Gillaspy
Aug 09, 2022

Glenda Gillaspy’s first day as the new dean of the UW–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences was Aug. 4. In this Q&A, Gillapsy talks about some of her initial tasks as CALS dean and goals for the college. She also shares details about her research program, her hobbies and more.

Dan Klessig
Aug 04, 2022

Less than a decade ago, UW researchers began to gather and assemble the components of a powerful, advanced imaging technology called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) that would allow them to observe the structures of some of the tiniest building blocks of life. In 2021, they realized their vision as the Department of Biochemistry launched the Cryo-Electron Microscopy Research Center (CEMRC).

Contributions for the $17.5 million project came from across campus, including the Department of Biochemistry, Morgridge Institute for Research, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and...

Ci Ji Lim
Aug 01, 2022

UW-Madison researchers find an enzyme that copies DNA at the ends of chromosomes, when in cahoots with a protein partner, works in a single shape, rather than multiple configurations as previously believed. Their discovery helps us better understand how cells replicate DNA.

Chad Rienstra
Jul 27, 2022

Biochemistry professor Chad Rienstra was named the 2022 Vaughan Lecturer at the 61st Annual Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance. The Vaughan Lecture Series is named after Robert W. Vaughan, a professor of chemical engineering and a leader in the field of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Congratulations, Professor Rienstra!

Read more here.

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Jul 07, 2022

New computer model accurately predicts behavior of millions of microbial communities from hundreds of experiments, an advance toward precision medicine.

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Jun 20, 2022

Recent biochemistry undergraduate Alejandro Oñate received the College of Letters & Science Dean's Prize, one of the College's highest academic honors.

James Ntambi
Jun 15, 2022

James Ntambi promotes health education in East Africa — from rural villages to university labs. Read this story in ASBMB Today.

Thomas Anderson and Anil Kumar give a tour in the cryo-EM centers
Jun 14, 2022

At the Steenbock Symposium on June 7 and 8, 2022, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Biochemistry opened its doors in celebration of two new research centers that bring to campus advanced biomolecular imaging technology called cryo-electron microscopy.

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University of Wisconsin–Madison biochemist Judith Simcox (right) and members of her lab, including student Autumn Rain Chevalier (left) working in the lab.
Jun 13, 2022

The most commonly used clinical tests don't accurately predict risk of diabetes and heart disease in people of color. Professor Judi Simcox and two students in her lab are featured in this ACS Central Science story by C&EN freelance science journalist Jyoti Madhusoodanan.

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Jun 08, 2022

Postdoctoral researcher Freeman Lan has received a 2022 Career Award at the Scientific Interfaces distributed by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF). Lan works in the Venturelli Lab.

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Jun 02, 2022

The Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) announced its 2022 awards that celebrate teaching and mentoring. The awards were given out at the IPiB Summer Reception on Wednesday, June 1.

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May 19, 2022

Eighteen undergraduate students in the Department of Biochemistry have received 2022 campus awards for research and scholarly excellence. The students are a mix of talented biochemistry majors and students who perform research in laboratories run by biochemistry faculty.

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May 17, 2022

The Department of Biochemistry is pleased to announce its 2022 undergraduate and graduate student departmental awards and fellowships. The awards and fellowships celebrate 27 talented students in the department and are made possible by generous gifts to the department to fund graduate and undergraduate research.

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May 10, 2022

In recognition of the outstanding lives and accomplishments of RNA Society members, each month the society profiles two members. Read about your colleagues' career paths, their advice for succeeding in science, and their favorite RNA!

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May 05, 2022

Aging is part of the human experience, but not every experience is the same. Progressive neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and Alzheimer’s disease present many challenges to patients and their families. Researchers like UW–Madison junior Samuel Neuman, a biochemistry major and winner of a 2022 Barry Goldwater Scholarship, are using stem cells and regenerative medicine to find a solution.

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