Photo of Laura Kiessling
Sep 20, 2010

Laura Kiessling was named an American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow at the 2010 Fall National Meeting in Boston. She was honored for her outstanding contributions to the field of chemistry as a distinguished scientist and as a volunteer who has devoted her time to support ACS activities.  Nominees represent a wide range of technical areas and include scientists from academia, industry and government.

Photo of Jeffrey Vinokur
Sep 20, 2010

UW-Madison junior Jeffrey Vinokur is passionate about two things: chemistry and a style of hip-hop dancing called "popping."

Photo of Mike Sussman
Aug 24, 2010

In a study that promises to fill in the fine details of the plant world's blueprint for surviving drought, a team of Wisconsin researchers has identified in living plants the set of proteins that help them withstand water stress.

Faculty: Mike Sussman

Photo of Henry Lardy
Aug 10, 2010

Until months before his death, Lardy had been an active member of the university's bioscience community for more than six decades.

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Aug 03, 2010

The 20 Khorana Scholars shared their findings at the annual Khorana Scholars Symposium this past Friday, July 30, after doing research in UW laboratories for 9 weeks this summer in a wide array of scientific disciplines.

Photo of Doug Weibel
Aug 02, 2010

Doug Weibel has been selected as a DuPont Young Professor for 2010-2012. This grant is to encourage highly original research.

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Aug 02, 2010

Local middle schoolers coauthor article in the journal Biochemistry.

Photo of Rita Warden
Jun 04, 2010

Friends and colleagues in the University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemistry department are deeply saddened by the loss of Rita Warden, who died as the result of a traffic accident on the Beltline on May 29.

"She was a kind and thoughtful person who always put her heart into helping others accomplish their work tasks," says professor Brian Fox, who worked with Warden on a daily basis.

A long-time campus employee, Warden played a key role on the department's administrative team, providing assistance to faculty members with very active research and teaching programs.


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May 24, 2010

Three Biochemistry Majors are among the
2010 CALS Outstanding Senior Award Recipients:

Sean McMaster (Biochemistry and Mathematics)
Melanie Rawlings (Biochemistry and Spanish)
Alyce Marsh (Biochemistry and Nutritional Sciences)

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!