Biochemistry 501 has again earned its place as one of UW–Madison’s most popular summer courses

Biochemistry 501, Introduction to Biochemistry, is a three-credit course offered every semester. Attendance during the school year often exceeds 600 students a semester, and its popularity as an online summer course has grown exponentially since first being offered in summer 2019. Biochemistry 501 was in 2nd place UW-wide last year for most students enrolled in …

Jessica Liu named 2020 Alpha-Helix Scholar

Jessica Liu, a senior Biochemistry major pursuing a pre-med track, has been chosen as the 2020 Alpha-Helix Scholar. The Alpha-Helix Scholarship is awarded to one undergraduate student from within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at UW-Madison, and is made possible by the Perry and Carolyn Frey Life Sciences Scholarship Fund. Liu is a …

Biochemistry majors inducted into historic Phi Beta Kappa Society

The Department of Biochemistry is pleased to announce six undergraduates as 2020 inductees to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society: Sarah Doughty, Seamus McWilliams, Jacob O’Hearn, William Raskopf, Jinan Sous, and Elizabeth Sumiec. The historic society honors excellence in the liberal arts and sciences, including demonstrated breadth and depth of study, and the knowledge of …

Undergraduate research continues despite COVID-19 restrictions

Despite COVID-19 restrictions on in-person campus operations, undergraduate students continue to further research in Biochemistry faculty labs. In particular, computational work is well-suited to being conducted remotely. This brand of telecommuting, coined “tele-science” by Associate Professor Aaron Hoskins and carried out largely by undergraduate students across the department, is vital to research in biochemistry. “All …

Betzelberger receives Early Career Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award

Amy Betzelberger has been awarded the 2020 Early Career Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award. The award, given by the Office for Undergraduate Advising (OUA) at UW-Madison, honors individuals who have been employed at UW–Madison for fewer than 5 years, but in that time have made distinctive contributions to undergraduate advising and/or career services on our campus.