Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) faculty members Anjon Audhya, Baron Chanda, and Michael Sussman are the principal investigators on recently awarded UW2020 Round 4 projects. Numerous other IPiB faculty members are serving as co-principal investigators or collaborators on theirs and UW2020 other projects.
The awards represent the fourth round of UW2020 funded projects since the initiative was launched by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. The goal of UW2020 is to stimulate and support cutting edge, highly innovative, and groundbreaking research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the acquisition of shared instruments or equipment that will open new avenues for innovative and significant research. UW2020 is underwritten by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) with combined funding from other sources.
IPiB is the joint graduate program of the Department of Biochemistry and the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry. A summary of the faculty from both departments on the fourth round of UW2020 projects is below.
- Sussman, principal investigator; Michael Cox, Heidi Dvinge, Catherine Fox, Melissa Harrison, Aaron Hoskins, Robert Landick, Wesley Pike, Vatsan Raman, Phil Romero, Michael Sheets, and Marvin Wickens, co-principal investigators: Acquisition of an Illumnina NovaSeq Next Generation DNA Sequencer for UW–Madison
- Audhya, principal investigator; Matthew Merrins and Dave Pagliarini, co-investigators: Advancing CRISPR-mediated Genome Editing Technology at UW–Madison to Model Human Disease
- Baron Chanda, principal investigator; Katherine Henzler-Wildman, collaborator: All-Optical Electrophysiology without Electrodes
- John Denu, James Keck, Robert Lowery (biochemistry Ph.D. alumnus), Michael Sussman and Douglas Weibel, collaborators: Accelerating Lead Optimization to Clinical Application Using Microscale Thermophoresis to Quantify Molecular Interactions
- Alan Attie and Feyza Engin, collaborators: Building a Translational Research Pipeline to Personalize Diabetes Prevention and Treatment