IPiB Removes GRE Requirement from Admissions

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) — the joint graduate program of the departments of Biochemistry and Biomolecular Chemistry — has removed the GRE as a requirement for admission. “After much discussion, the Integrated Program in Biochemistry is no longer going to require the GRE as a component of our admissions requirements,” says biochemistry professor Ivan …

Lipid Species Offer Insights into Metabolic Health

Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, and high triglyceride levels in the blood are cited as just one of several risk factors. Millions of lipid panels, blood tests that look at cholesterol levels as well as triglycerides, are performed in clinics each year. Two new Morgridge Institute for Research studies suggest the …

Sussman to Lead Genome Center of Wisconsin

Biochemistry professor Mike Sussman, longtime director of the UW-Madison Biotechnology Center, has announced that he is stepping down from that position to serve as director of the Genome Center of Wisconsin, located within the Biotechnology Center. “With DNA analysis now permeating all aspects of research, our economy and our lives, aggressive attention to changes in the technology …

Forgotten Molecules: The Fruits of an Emeritus Professor’s 40-year Career are Contributing to the Modern Search for New Medications

On a rainy day last fall, chemist Scott Wildman left his office on the UW–Madison campus and drove to a retirement community on the city’s west side to bring 40 years of scientific work out of the dark. His trip brought him to the home of Laurens “Andy” Anderson, emeritus professor of biochemistry. There, packed away in a …