Nylon Halts Fatal Fungal Infections

Antifungal resistance is a real and growing problem. According to an innovative new study, nylon polymers may help to tackle fungal species that currently defy treatment. Although it is less well known than antibiotic resistance, antifungal resistance is also an expanding problem. Particular fungi have always been hard to treat, but, increasingly, some that were …

IPiB Faculty Members Head UW2020 Awarded Projects

Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) faculty members Anjon Audhya, Baron Chanda, and Michael Sussman are the principal investigators on recently awarded UW2020 Round 4 projects. Numerous other IPiB faculty members are serving as co-principal investigators or collaborators on theirs and UW2020 other projects. The awards represent the fourth round of UW2020 funded projects since the initiative was launched by the Office of the …

Landick Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Biochemistry professor Robert Landick has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of three faculty from the University of Wisconsin–Madison that make up the 2018 class of members. Founded in 1780, the American Academy honors leaders in science, the arts, business and American life. Other members elected this year include former president Barack Obama, …

Hoskins Earns CALS Pound Research Award

Assistant professor of biochemistry Aaron Hoskins has received the 2018 Pound Research Award from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The award is supported by an educational development fund created to honor CALS Dean Glenn S. Pound upon his retirement in 1979. It is given to honor an outstanding, early-career CALS research …

Piecing Together the Spliceosome Puzzle, One Subunit at a Time

The RNA transcripts of virtually all human genes must be processed by one cellular machine: the spliceosome. The mind-boggling array of proteins and RNAs that make up the spliceosome allow it to control how genes are expressed. Many researchers are interested in the dynamic interplay between these components of the spliceosome and how they evolved, …