Keck Recognized with Kellett Mid-Career Award

Photo of Professor Jim Keck
Professor Jim Keck

Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) faculty member James Keck recently won a Kellett Mid-Career Awards. Hailing from the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, he was one of 11 faculty members at the Univeristy of Wisconsin Madison to earn the award.

The Kellett awards recognize outstanding faculty seven to 20 years past their first promotion to a tenured position. A divisional committee appointed by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education chooses winners from professors nominated by departments, Ph.D. major programs and interdepartmental groups.

Keck is professor of biomolecular chemistry and associate dean for basic sciences in the School of Medicine and Public Health. His studies focus on how cells replicate and repair their DNA at a molecular level, and how inhibitors that disrupt these processes could function as new antibiotics and chemotherapeutics.

Read more about the award and other winners at the link below.