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  • Hoskins Named 2021-2022 Vilas Associate

    Biochemistry Professor Aaron Hoskins has been selected as a 2021-2022 Vilas Associate, awarded by the Office of Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. The Vilas Associates award recognizes new and ongoing research of the highest quality and significance. Hoskins’s research focuses on RNA splicing, a biological process requiring assembly of large RNA-protein complexes, or …

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  • Patricia Kiley Elected 2020 AAAS Fellow

    Professor and Chair of Biomolecular Chemistry Patricia Kiley has been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for distinguished contributions to understanding mechanisms that regulate E. coli’s lifestyle in different oxygen environments. Kiley is one of six University of Wisconsin­–Madison scholars to be elected fellows in 2020. Read more here

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  • Unraveling the network of molecules that influence COVID-19 severity

    While most COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic or mild, severe complications associated with acute respiratory distress have led to more than one million deaths worldwide in just several months. Researchers from the Morgridge Institute for Research, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Albany Medical College sought to better understand the molecular factors that drive the severity of …

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  • Pediatric cancers share stalled gene-managing enzyme

    A wildly out-of-place protein leads to haywire cells in a particularly troublesome type of rare early childhood cancer, according to University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers. Found in the base of the brain, posterior fossa type A ependymomas tumors are difficult to remove via surgery and prove fatal in more than a quarter of children within five …

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  • Scott Coyle Awarded 2020 Packard Fellowship

    Scott M. Coyle, a University of Wisconsin–Madison assistant professor of biochemistry, has been named a 2020 Packard Foundation Fellow in Science and Engineering. Coyle, whose research focuses on understanding and engineering microscale molecular and cellular machines, is one of 20 early career scientists from across the United States to be awarded this year’s Packard Fellowship. …

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