Save the Date for 38th Steenbock Symposium: “Protein Trafficking in the Secretory Pathway”

The Department of Biochemistry and the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry are pleased to invite you to save the date for the 38th Steenbock Symposium on June 22-June 25, 2017. This symposium’s theme, “Protein Trafficking in the Secretory Pathway,” will bring together researchers from across campus and the United States, as well as from Europe and Canada, to discuss and explore this important …

Palmenberg Helps Solve Structure of Cold Virus Linked to Childhood Asthma

The atomic structure of an elusive cold virus linked to severe asthma and respiratory infections in children has been solved by a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Purdue University. The findings are published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) and provide the foundation for future antiviral drug …

Kimble Serves on Steering Committee of Rescuing Biomedical Research

Judith Kimble, a Vilas Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is working as a member of the Steering Committee for Rescuing Biomedical Research, a national effort to address “major problems” plaguing biomedical research. In 2014, four prominent policy leaders published a paper outlining systemic flaws in the biomedical …

IPiB Faculty Named Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

Peter Lewis, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry (BMC), has been named a Pew scholar in the biomedical sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Along with the Department of Biochemistry, BMC is part of the merged graduate program called the Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB). Lewis is also part of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and researches epigenetics. …

IPiB Student-Faculty Liaison Committee Announces New Officers at Ice Cream Social

The Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) Student-Faculty Liaison Committee announced its officers for 2016-17 at their ice cream social on Wednesday, June 8. The committee serves as a connection between students and faculty to foster input and collaboration. “SFLC is really interested in fulfilling the needs of graduate students in IPiB,” says Kim Haupt, the outgoing chair and now …

Feyza Engin Earns Shaw Award

For her distinct and innovative molecular research, University of Wisconsin–Madison scientist Feyza Engin has earned a Shaw Scientist Award from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. URL: https://news.wisc.edu/milwaukee-foundation-supports-early-career-facultys-innovative-research/

Vatsan Raman Earns Shaw Award

Vatsan Raman, a CALS assistant professor of biochemistry, is one of two University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists selected to receive a 2016 Shaw Scientist Award from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. URL: http://ecals.cals.wisc.edu/2016/05/31/cals-vatsan-raman-earns-shaw-scientist-award/