Audhya Named Associate Dean for Basic Research for SMPH

Photo of Jon AudhyaIntegrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) faculty member Anjon Audhya has been named the Associate Dean for Basic Research for the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.

Audhya has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry since 2008. He leads an internationally renowned research program focused on fundamental mechanisms by which membrane proteins, lipids, and other macromolecules are transported throughout eukaryotic cells. His work uses interdisciplinary approaches and model systems to identify the regulatory pathways that control membrane deformation during vesicle formation.

“As Associate Dean for Basic Research for SMPH and a trainer in IPiB, I look forward to building bridges across our campus and further strengthening the incredible infrastructure that has been established to conduct world class research,” Audhya says. “On, Wisconsin!”

In his new part-time role, he will participate in overall leadership and oversight of research core resources in the SMPH and in the development and implementation of basic research programs within the school. He will also take part in decisions for internal support of faculty research and will contribute to the development of resource packages for faculty startups, retentions and bridge funding. As Associate Dean, he will work collaboratively with Professor James Keck, who will continue in his role as SMPH Associate Dean for Basic Research Training.