IPiB Faculty Receive Funding from UW–Madison Microbiome Initiative

Out of a wide range of thirteen projects funded by the UW­–Madison Microbiome Initiative, five of them are led or in collaboration with Integrated Program in Biochemistry faculty members. The funding was announced June 20, 2017. Biochemistry assistant professor Ophelia Venturelli is the principal investigator for Developing Model-Guided Frameworks to Dissect Butyrate Production in the Human Gut Microbiota, and …

New Assistant Professor to Join IPiB Fall 2017

The Department of Biomolecular Chemistry is pleased to announce that Heidi Dvinge will be joining the department this fall as an assistant professor. By extension, Dvinge will be a faculty member for the Integrated Program in Biochemistry. Dvinge’s research focuses on the role of RNA splicing and dysregulation in cancer. By computationally analyzing transcriptomes from cancer patients …

IPiB Announces Mentoring, Teaching Awards; SFLC Welcomes New Officers

The Integrated Program in Biochemistry — the joint graduate program of the Department of Biochemistry and Department of Biomolecular Chemistry — is proud to announce its recent award winners. Tyler Stanage earned the Sigrid Leirmo Memorial Award in Biochemistry and Michael Kelliher and Keren Turton each received a Denton Award for Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. The Leirmo Award is named for an outstanding …

Study Sheds Light on Function of Protein Associated with High-Risk Breast Cancers

The function of a protein associated with breast cancer development and metastasis is now better understood, based on a new study by University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) researchers. The study identified how the protein, CARM1, recognizes its target proteins, and should lead to a better understanding of how the cancer develops as well as the …