Hoskins Earns Grant to Study Splicing Inhibitors, Connection to Cancer

With a grant from the Edward P. Evans Foundation, biochemistry associate professor Aaron Hoskins is searching for new treatments for myelodysplastic syndromes — a type of blood cancer — by being able to screen for RNA splicing inhibitors using “humanized” yeast. Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) arise when bone marrow has defects in producing red blood cells, which can …

Major Microscopy Project Coming to Life with New Talent, Technology Additions

The University of Wisconsin-Madison effort to launch a shared cryo-electron microscopy facility for the bioscience community is gathering momentum, with two new faculty hires and key technology investments this summer. Tim Grant, a research specialist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s (HHMI) Janelia Farm Research Campus, is the latest addition to the core team. Grant …

New Biochemistry Optical Core Manager Joins Department as Campus Resource

Peter Favreau joined the Department of Biochemistry in July as the new manager of the Biochemistry Optical Core (BOC). The research core is housed in Biochemistry but serves as a resource for all campus researchers — including all Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) students and faculty — using or interested in using microscopy in their research. Favreau …