Photo of Ian Lewis
May 29, 2007

The Graduate Mentoring Award honors a Biochemistry student who consistently provides quality guidance and scientific training in mentoring undergraduate students in their research efforts.  This year's Mentoring Award is awarded to Ian Lewis.  Ian is carrying out pioneering research on isotope-assisted, NMR-based metabolomics.  Ian has named his group which consists of 6 undergraduates "Team Metabolon."  He and his undergraduates have amassed a collection of ~725 small molecule metabolites and, with assistance from a postdoc, Qiu Cui, have begun collecting 5-6 NMR spectra from each...

Photo of Ed Huttlin
May 29, 2007

This award is intended to recognize a Biochemistry graduate student who has consistently shown evidence of quality, commitment, and innovation in teaching.  This year's Graduate Teaching Excellence Award is awarded to Ed Huttlin.  Ed was an outstanding TA for two years in Biochemistry 651, the undergraduate lab course.  As part of his responsibilities, he led the gel filtration experiment.  Ed gave clear and informative lectures to the class of about 60 students for three weeks and he also instructed the other TAs in how to do the experiments; so that they could teach their respective...

Photo of Chris Warren
May 29, 2007

The Sigrid Leirmo Award is given to a graduate student or postdoctoral student who best exemplifies the spirit of Sigrid Leirmo. Sigrid received her PhD degree in Biochemistry in 1989 and was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Bacteriology when she died tragically in an accident in 1990.  This award acknowledges a graduate student or postdoctoral student who is acknowledged by her/his peers and advisors as one who displays clear promise as a research scientist.  Most importantly, the award is to be designated in appreciation of the student's consistent willingness to...

Photo of Tom Martin
May 03, 2007

Professor Thomas Martin was recently selected to be the Earl W. Sutherland Professor of Biochemistry starting July 1, 2007.

Photo of Laura Kiessling
May 02, 2007

Laura Kiessling is among 72 new fellows admitted to the 144-year old academy in recognition of their distinguished achievements and ongoing contributions to original research.

Photo of Tom Record
May 01, 2007

Tom Record has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Photo of Bill Reznikoff
Apr 27, 2007

Professor William Reznikoff (a.k.a. Bill and "Rez"), will be retiring from the university after 37 years of service with the Department of Biochemistry. His official retirement date is July 28. There will be a reception on May 16 at 3:30 in the Biochemistry Addition Atrium. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!

Photo of Cheryl Adams
Apr 02, 2007

Cheryl Adams is being honored with College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Classified Staff Recognition Award.

Photo of U.S. News journal cover
Mar 30, 2007

UW-Madison's Biochemistry graduate program continues to rank in the top ten, according to the 2008 issue of America's Best Graduate Schools, published by U.S. News and World Report.

Photo of Perry Frey
Mar 29, 2007

Perry Frey, professor of biochemistry, is one of four UW-Madison faculty members to receive 2007 Hilldale Awards. The annual awards recognize excellence in teaching, research and service.

Photo of Laura Kiessling
Mar 26, 2007

By mimicking Nature's way of distinguishing one type of cell from another, University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists now report they can more effectively seek out and kill cancer cells while sparing healthy ones.

Photo of Theresa Pillar
Mar 16, 2007

Theresa Pillar is being honored with College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Classified Staff Recognition Award.

Photo of Sam Butcher
Mar 16, 2007

Sam Butcher is the recipient of the UW-College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Pound Research Award.

Photo of a Chemical Biology journal cover
Mar 08, 2007

ACS Chemical Biology, edited by Laura Kiessling, has won the 2006 Award for Innovation in Journal Publishing from the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers, The association is the national trade association of the U.S. book publishing industry, including more than 300 major commercial publishers, small publishers, non-profits, university presses and scholarly societies.

The journal was also the runner-up for the R.R. Hawkins Award for the Outstanding Professional, Reference or Scholarly Work of 2006

Quintessence logo
Mar 08, 2007

The MIT Club of Wisconsin, a state association for alumni of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is recognizing a University of Wisconsin-Madison based spinoff company..

The club will recognize Quintessence Biopharmaceuticals of Madison, a company that grew out of the advances of UW-Madison chemistry and biochemistry professors Laura Kiessling and Ron Raines. Quintessence is an early-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on development of human therapeutics.