Photo of Mark Meyer
Oct 13, 2009

Pike laboratory member Mark Meyer was recently honored as a Young Investigator at the 14th Annual Workshop for Vitamin D in Brugge, Belgium. Congratulations Mark!

Photo of Hector DeLuca
Sep 15, 2009

Hector F. DeLuca, Madison, Wis., professor of biochemistry at UW-Madison, is internationally recognized for his contributions to human health. He's played a decisive role in the development and introduction of the natural hormone and related compounds as effective new drugs for the treatment of disease. Six compounds discovered and developed in DeLuca's laboratory are in use worldwide for the treatment of such conditions as vitamin D-resistant rickets, hypoparathyroidism, renal osteodystrophy, psoriasis and osteoporosis. Additional findings from DeLuca's lab are being explored as potential...

Photo of Ron Raines
Sep 11, 2009

We're delighted to report that Professor Ron Raines has won the 2010 Repligen Award from the American Chemical Society. The Repligen Award is a lifetime achievement award for outstanding contributions to our understanding of the chemistry of biological processes. Ron is the 25th winner of the award, and the youngest to date. He will be honored at the 240th ACS national meeting in Boston.

Photo of Paul Goetsch and Seong Min
Sep 10, 2009

Congratulations to Paul Goetsch and Dr. Seong Min Lee for their recognition at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 31st Annual meeting. Pike lab.

Photo of Doug Weibel
Sep 10, 2009

The DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program will identify and engage rising research stars in junior faculty positions in academia and expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) needs and DARPA's program development process. The YFA program will provide high-impact funding to these rising stars early in their careers in order to develop their research ideas in the context of DoD needs. The long term goal is to develop the next generation of academic scientists, engineers, and mathematicians in key disciplines who will focus a significant portion of their career on DoD and National Security...

Photo of James Ntambi
Aug 19, 2009

What is the best way to encourage science in Africa?

Some African scientists come to the United States to train and then return to their home countries to teach and perform research.

James Ntambi took a different approach - after receiving his Ph.D. he remained in the United States and now leads a lab at the University of Wisconsin, where he trains African scientists and teaches Americans what life is like in Uganda.

Photo of Ross Inman
Aug 10, 2009

Professor Emeritis Ross Inman, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2009.  Ross was a faculty member in Biochem and the Institute for Molecular Virology for more than 42 years, retiring from active science only last December. Ross conducted his research at Bock Labs and made major contributions in the field of DNA research.

Photo of Perry Frey
Jul 20, 2009

Professor Perry Frey, whose penetrating analyses of enzyme mechanisms have captivated the scientific community for more than 45 years, has been selected to present the second Gordon Hammes ACS Biochemistry Lecture at the 2010 ACS National meeting. The choice of Professor Frey recognizes his work on many problems, which has expanded the frontiers of the field of enzyme mechanisms.

Photo of Laura Kiessling
Jun 23, 2009

A fundamental question about how sugar units are strung together into long carbohydrate chains has also pinpointed a promising way to target new medicines against tuberculosis. Kiessling Lab.

Photo of Chris Mayne
Jun 16, 2009

Dr. Chris Mayne, from the Hayes laboratory, won the Young Investigator Award at the recent international ACTRIMS (Americas Committee for treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis) meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Congratulations Chris!

Photo of Tom Record
May 21, 2009

Dr. Hugh M. Huffman (1899-1950) was one of the founders of The Calorimetry Conference and a pioneer in the field of heat capacity measurements. This prestigious award bearing Hugh's name honors those individuals who through their lifelong research accomplishments emulate the creativity and care that Dr. Huffman demonstrated in his studies. Candidates shall have made long-term contributions to thermodynamics involving thermochemistry and/or calorimetry.

To be awarded at the 64th Calorimetry Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 28-July 2. Congratulations Dr. Record.

Photo of Joe Binder
May 13, 2009

Graduate student Joseph B. Binder has won the 2009 Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Award in Green Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. This national award honors a graduate student for furthering the goals of green chemistry through research or education. Joe won the award for developing simple processes to transform crude biomass into useful fuels and chemicals, and for adapting olefin metathesis reactions to aqueous solvents. He will receive the Hancock award at a ceremony at the Carnegie Institution in Washington, DC on June 22nd. Joe is a chemistry Ph.D. student in the group of...

Apr 15, 2009

Gift aims to build bridge to Madison for Bangladeshi scientists

There was no well-worn path leading the late Kamaluddin Ahmad to the University of Wisconsin-Madison's biochemistry department, but come he did. Born and raised in a family of modest means in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Ahmad excelled at the University of Dhaka and then traveled to Madison for his graduate studies, receiving his Ph.D. in 1949. He then returned to Bangladesh, where he tackled some of the country's worst nutrition problems, founding and developing the University of Dhaka's biochemistry and pharmacy...

UW Crest
Apr 13, 2009

Congratulations to Biochem recipients:

Excellence in Research
Fariba Assadi-Porter

WALSAA Outstanding Advisor Award
David Nelson

Excellence in International Activities Award
James Ntambi

Photo of Doug Weibel
Apr 10, 2009

Douglas Weibel is the recipient of the 2009 UW-Madison Research-Service Grant Award.