Dynamic Modeling Helps Predict the Behaviors of Gut Microbes

The human gut is teeming with microbes, each interacting with one another in a mind-boggling network of positive and negative exchanges. Some produce substances that serve as food for other microbes, while others produce toxins – antibiotics – that kill their neighbors. Scientists have been challenged trying to understand how this collection of gut microbes …

Fox Elected to American Academy of Microbiology

IPiB faculty member Catherine Fox has been elected a Fellow to the American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group within the American Society of Microbiology, are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. Fox’s lab broadly …

IPiB Announces Awards for Teaching and Mentoring, SFLC 2018-19 Officers

The Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) is excited to announce its 2018 awards that celebrate teaching and mentoring. The awards were given out at the IPiB Summer Reception on Friday, June 8. Kasia Dubiel, a graduate student in the Keck Lab, and Sarah Hansen, a graduate student in the Hoskins Lab, are recipients of the 2018 Denton Award …

Romero Receives Shaw Scientist Award to Support Innovative Biochemistry Research

University of Wisconsin–Madison biochemistry assistant professor Philip Romero and neuroscience assistant professor Ari Rosenberg are the recipients of 2018 Shaw Scientist Awards from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. The awards come with $200,000 in seed funding to support innovative research approaches and the career development of young investigators. Romero’s work uses new technologies to understand how proteins work and how …

Students, Researchers Push Boundaries of Computational Biochemistry

The complexity of life makes it difficult to study. In biochemistry, there are often just too many processes and reactions taking place in a cell for humans to wrap their heads around. What helps biochemists make sense of it all? Cue computational biology and biochemistry. Computation has been used in biology and biochemistry since the …