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  • IPiB Thesis Defense Oct. 28: Jessica Cardenas

    Plants go through different stages of development that are modulated by different types of signals. Some signals come from within the plants themselves, while others, such as environmental stressors, a plant can only respond to. Phytohormones, “plant hormones” that arise from a plant’s metabolic activities, help integrate external signals into a plant’s growth and development. …

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  • Budding Mycologists

    Mycology — the scientific name for the study of fungi — has no single home on campus. Instead, fungal researchers are spread across nearly every college and school. Although this organization extends the reach of fungal science, it makes community building more challenging. Enter the Budding Mycologists, a new graduate student group formed in the …

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  • Assistant Professor Amy Weeks

    Amy Weeks Named Packard Fellow

    Amy Weeks, a University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of biochemistry, has been selected as a Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering. The fellowship is awarded annually to early-career scientists from across the United States and provides $875,000 of funding over five years. Weeks is one of 20 members chosen for the honor by the David and …

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    Resilience: How COVID-19 Challenged the Scientific World

    Over the past 18 months, the COVID-19 pandemic unleashed a seemingly untold human, social, and economic wave of devastation. For a longform feature, Resilience: how COVID-19 challenged the scientific world, researchers at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin-Madison reflected on what has collectively happened and how it impacted their science. Biochemistry …

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  • Venturelli R21 to Provide Major Advance for Personalized Microbiome Therapies

    Clostridioides difficile, an antibiotic-resistant intestinal pathogen, is the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections in the United States. Treatment of a Clostridioides difficile, also known as C. difficile, infection may include courses of antibiotics or fecal transplants in which the fecal sample of a healthy donor is transplanted into a patient with C. difficile. These treatments …

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