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MCW researcher receives funding to investigate lysosome storage disease treatments

Apr. 4 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a 4-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the mechanism of enzyme delivery to lysosomes and treatments for lysosomal storage diseases (LSD).

MCW researchers discover ancient cellular mutation leading to multi-celled organisms

Feb. 8 - Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) researchers Brian Volkman, PhD, professor of biochemistry, and Dustin Whitney, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, recently co-authored a study suggesting the evolution of an ancient cellular mutation 600 million years ago allowed single cells to evolve to multi-celled organisms.

PayPal's Peter Thiel invests in firm co-founded by Medical College of Wisconsin researcher

Oct. 13 - A biotech firm co-founded by Medical College of Wisconsin professor Blake Hill received an investment from Breakout Labs — the science-centric nonprofit backed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. Milwaukee Business Journal


Graduate Student News

We would like to welcome the following graduate students into the Department of Biochemistry. These students have completed their first year of graduate school and have now entered labs in which they intend to do their thesis and graduate with a Doctor of Philosophy. They are as follows:

Sarah Riutta - Volkman Lab
John Egner - Hill Lab
Josh Stafford - Corbett Lab
Adam Kanack - Scaglione Lab
Stephanie Santarriaga - Scaglione Lab
Aye Myat Myat Thin - Yan-Qing Ma Lab Blood Research Institute
Matt Waas - Gundry Lab

We would also like to welcome 3 new MSTP students. These students have completed their 2nd year of Medical School and have decided to become MD/PhD's. Upon completion of their PhD, they will return to medical school as 3rd year students.

Jimmy Miller - Dahms Lab
Monica Thomas - Volkman Lab
Andrew Kleist - Volkman Lab

Becky Holme is the 2014-2015 GSA Biochemistry Department Representative.




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