Venturelli Earns Shaw Scientist Award for Work in Biochemistry, Microbiome

Ophelia Venturelli, assistant professor of biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is one of two researchers in the University of Wisconsin System to earn seed funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Shaw Scientist Program to pursue innovative approaches to advancing human health while supporting their career development. Venturelli’s lab seeks to understand how diverse networks of microorganisms …

Cryo-EM Facility Coming to Department to Serve Campus Researchers

Structural biology and collaboration are two strong points at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In keeping with this tradition, a concerted cross-campus effort partly spearheaded by the Department of Biochemistry is working to bring a cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) facility to campus. Cryo-EM is a burgeoning tool that can help UW–Madison researchers make significant contributions to many …