Photo of Doug Weibel
May 05, 2006

Douglas B. Weibel received his B.S. (Chemistry) degree from the University of Utah, a M.S. (Organic Chemistry) degree form Cornell University and then completed his Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry) work with Jerrold Meinwald at Cornell University. Since 2002 he has been a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University with George M. Whitesides. Doug's research interests are in the area of organic chemistry and micro- and nano-fabricated materials to explore microbiology and cell biology.

Photo of Laura Kiessling
May 04, 2006

We are delighted to announce that Laura Kiessling will be appointed Hilldale Professor effective July 2006. A Hilldale Professor is one of the highest honors that a faculty member at UW can achieve, and Hilldale Professors are selected through an extremely competitive University wide process. This appointment is fitting and wonderful recognition for Laura's outstanding contributions to the Department, the College of Letters and Science, and the University, through her seminal research in chemical biology, her spectacular teaching and mentoring, and her many extramural activities including...

Photo of Aseem Ansari
May 03, 2006

Ansari is one of two recipients of the 2006 Shaw Scientist Award. Designed to help young scientists explore novel research directions, the $200,000 prize is annually awarded to Wisconsin researchers working in the fields of biochemistry, the biological sciences and cancer research.

Photo of Alan Attie
May 02, 2006

In a painstaking set of experiments in overweight mice, scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered a gene that appears to play an important role in the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Photo of Rick Amasino
Apr 07, 2006

Professor Amasino, who was recently named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, is a professor of biochemistry. His lab focuses on studies of how plants respond to seasonal cues to prompt flowering.

Photo of Hector DeLuca
Apr 06, 2006

The University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005 was the nation's fifth most productive intellectual property setting among U.S. universities, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) announced.

Photo of Dave Nelson
Apr 05, 2006

The award pays tribute to Professor Nelson's impressive dedication as a teacher, and his ability to communicate his subject matter and inspire students enthusiasm for learning.

Photo of Bill Reznikoff
Apr 03, 2006

The Arthur J. Maurer Extra Mile Award recognizes faculty and staff who have demonstrated unusual concern for and provided exceptional service to students over and above their regular responsibilities. It was established in honor of the late Arthur Maurer, a professor of poultry science for 28 years who passed away unexpectedly in 1998, by his wife Ellen.

Congratulations Professor Reznikoff

Photo of Rick Amasino
Apr 02, 2006

Just as a non-musician savors the resounding strains of a Beethoven symphony, University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemist Richard Amasino believes that non-scientists can appreciate the role of science in their lives.

Photo of Julie Mitchell
Mar 01, 2006

Julie C. Mitchell, assistant professor of biochemistry and mathematics. Mitchell's research will develop an integrated analytical platform for the functional discovery of novel neural peptides.

Photo of Ron Raines
Feb 01, 2006

A team of scientists from UW-Madison, writing this week (Feb. 13, 2006) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), reports the discovery of a method for making human collagen in the lab.

Photo of NMRFAM research team
Jan 03, 2006

University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemists have developed an approach that allows them to measure with unprecedented accuracy the strengths of hydrogen bonds in a protein. The scientists were then able to predict the function of different versions of the protein based on structural information, a novel outcome that was published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Photo of Mike Sussman
Jan 02, 2006

University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemist Mike Sussman has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The AAAS Council elected 376 members as Fellows of AAAS. These individuals will be recognized for their contributions to science at the Fellows Forum to be held on 18 February 2006 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in St. Louis.

Photo of Rick Amasino
Jan 01, 2006

University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemist Richard Amasino has been elected by his peers to lead the American Society of Plant Biologists. Amasino became president-elect of ASPB Oct. 1, 2005. ASPB is a non-profit science society of nearly 6,000 members from the United States and nearly 60 other nations.

Photo of Tom Record
Oct 01, 2005

Thomas Record, a biophysical chemist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named one of six 2006 Society Fellows by the Biophysical Society, a 7,000-member U.S. organization that represents global biophysics research.

A chaired professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Record hopes that the new honor will help in continuing to attract talented students and extramural funding for his research.

A UW-Madison faculty member for 35 years, Record is a basic scientist whose laboratory has long explored how cell proteins recognize and bind to DNA sequences, a critical...