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MCW Biochemistry News

Protein Foundry first startup in MCW incubator program

July 29 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a story profiling MCW’s new spinoff company, Protein Foundry, and the institution’s plan to help found more companies based on MCW faculty members’ intellectual property. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Four MCW Scientists Create Spin-Off Company to Manufacture and Market Protein Molecules

July 16 - Four MCW scientists have created Protein Foundry, a new spin-off company that will manufacture and market protein molecules. The company’s founders are: Brian Volkman, PhD, Chad Koplinski, and Francis Peterson, PhD, and Michael Dwinell, PhD. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and BizTimes

Protein Foundry, a new company, launches at MCW

July 11 - Protein Foundry, a new company manufacturing and marketing protein molecules, had its official launch Thursday, July 10, at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

MCW spins off a new company

July 10 - Protein Foundry, a new company run by MCW scientists, has been established on campus. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

Dr. Scaglione Receives $740,000 NIH Grant to Study How Neurons Clear Toxic Proteins

May 06 - Matthew Scaglione, PhD received a three-year, $740,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders to investigate how neurons clear toxic proteins involved in neurodegenerative disease. Biz Times

Dr. Corbett Receives $1.4 Million NIH Grant to Study Cell Death Leading to Diabetes

May 05 - John Corbett, PhD received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study what causes destruction of the cells that produce insulin in the body, leading to diabetes. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Brian Volkman asked to serve on NIH study section

April 30 - Brian Volkman, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, has been appointed to the National Institutes of Health’s Macromolecular Structure and Function C Study Section.

MCW receives grant supporting research in neurodegenerative disease

April 30 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year, $740,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke funding research investigating how neurons clear toxic proteins involved in neurodegenerative disease.

MCW researcher to study mechanisms involved in diabetes

April 30 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the biochemical causes of beta cell destruction in diabetes.

Dr. Corbett Receives $1.9 Million NIH Grant to Study Role of Viruses in Diabetes

April 28 - John Corbett, PhD, (Biochemistry) received a five-year, $1.9 million NIH grant to study the role of viruses in pancreatic beta cell damage in diabetes. Wauwatosa Now

The Role of Viruses in Diabetes

April 28 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $1.9 million grant to study the role of viruses in pancreatic beta cell damage in diabetes.

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

Dr. Kim Receives $1.2 Million NIH Grant to Study How the Body Metabolizes Drugs

Feb 12 - Jung-Ja Kim, PhD, received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study the way in which the human body metabolizes drugs, and the causes behind abnormal steroid hormone production. WauwatosaNOW

Researcher to investigate mechanics of drug metabolism

Feb. 03 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study the way in which the human body metabolizes drugs, and the causes behind abnormal steroid hormone production.

Dr. Volkman Receives $353,000 NIH Grant to Study Protein as Possible HIV Inhibitor

Jan 10 - Brian Volkman, PhD, received a one-year, $353,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study a unique protein that shows promise as an HIV inhibitor. WauwatosaNOW

“Metamorphic” protein could lead to new AIDS-fighting drugs

Dec. 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a one-year, $353,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to study a unique protein that shows promise as an HIV inhibitor.

Dr. Shama Mirza contributes to Nobel Prize winning project

Nov. 26 - The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands, won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to eliminate chemical weapons from the world. Shama Mirza, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry in the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center, was part of a team of scientists at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) in Hyderabad, India, that partners with the OPCW in these efforts.

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