Natalia Betancourt Rodriguez, a senior double majoring in biochemistry and global health, spent the summer interning in a lab in Medellín, Colombia.
Professor James Ntambi promotes health education in East Africa — from rural villages to university labs.
James Ntambi, professor in the Department of Biochemistry and leading researcher in nutritional biochemistry, bends down in the Ugandan soil outside a primary school. His study abroad students huddle around him. He picks up a stick and begins to work math problems in the dirt. “He started telling us how he knew they practiced math …
Biochemistry professor Marvin Wickens is the recipient of the 2019 College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) Award for Excellence in International Activities. Wickens founded and runs two research abroad programs for undergraduate biochemistry majors and other biological sciences students at UW–Madison.
Not every student will go skydiving while doing research abroad like biochemistry undergraduate Meng Lou. However, they can take a plunge by making the decision to travel to a country they’ve never been to and perform research there in a scientific laboratory. In 2016, Lou traveled to Germany’s European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), located in Heidelberg, to …
It’s easy to make a difference through an award that’s named after the Wisconsin Idea, and Jacob Olson is doing just that. The biochemistry and environmental studies major traveled to Rwanda this past summer through a Morgridge Center for Public Service Wisconsin Idea Fellowship that helped him combine his education with public service and community engagement.
Three biochemistry alumni, all at different stages of their medical education, met by chance at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as an attending, intern and medical student.