Audhya Receives Romnes Faculty Fellowship

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Professor Jon Audhya

Anjon Audhya, associate professor of biomolecular chemistry, and 10 other young members of the UW–Madison faculty have been honored with Romnes Faculty Fellowships.

Audhya. who is also the director of the Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology program, studies the fundamental mechanisms by which membrane proteins, lipids and other macromolecules are transported throughout eukaryotic cells. His laboratory has developed a multidisciplinary approach to define pathomechanisms that underlie human disease, focusing on the impact of mutations in key trafficking components that lead to neurodegeneration and cancer.

Romnes awards recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last six years. The awards are supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).

The award is named for the late H.I. Romnes, former chairman of the board of AT&T and former president of the WARF Board of Trustees.