Kimble Earns 2019 WARF Named Professorship

Photo of Judith KimbleBiochemistry professor Judith Kimble has been honored with a Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Named Professorship, as one of 10 distinguished campus researchers receiving them this year.

Support for the award is provided by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE) with funding from WARF. The awards, which come with $100,000, honor faculty who have made major contributions to the advancement of knowledge, primarily through their research endeavors, but also as a result of their teaching and service activities. Among just the current biochemistry faculty, nine others also currently hold this honor.

“These awards are made to very distinguished researchers across campus, so it’s a real honor to be included among them,” Kimble says. “It will be immensely helpful for my lab and students. As both a department and campus citizen, it’s a privilege to be part of such a significant group here in Biochemistry but also across this outstanding university.”

Kimble’s history of scientific excellence on campus is long. In 1981 she discovered the first stem cell niche, and since has unraveled the genes, pathways and networks that regulate stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. Her research, based on analyses of microscopic nematodes, has revealed molecular mechanisms operating in all animals with implications for human disease.

Read more about Kimble’s award and research at the link below.