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Biophysics researchers publish paper identifying novel inhibitors of NADPH oxidase enzymes

Feb. 11 - Drs. Balaraman Kalyanaraman, chairman and professor of biophysics and Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, and Jacek Zielonka, research director of the Free Radical Research Center in the department of biophysics, recently published an article in the Journal of Biological Chemistry describing ways with which inhibitors of NADPH oxidase enzyme 2 (Nox2 isoform) are identified.

Drs. Candice Klug & Kathryn Schultz author paper published in Science

Feb. 9 - Candice Klug, PhD, professor of biophysics, and Kathryn Schultz, PhD, research scientist, are authors on a paper published in Science on Feb. 5 on the structure of a bacterial enzyme responsible for conferring resistance to polymyxin, an antibiotic used to treat infections. The paper represents collaborative research between MCW’s department of biophysics and Columbia University.

Graduate student aims at brain research

Using technology and tools that the Medical College of Wisconsin was a world leader in developing, a PhD student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and her faculty mentor are pursuing brain research with potential to benefit cancer patients.

National Biomedical EPR Center to host workshop

July 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s National Biomedical EPR Center will host a workshop on Friday, Aug. 21, at the Milwaukee Public Museum, and Saturday, Aug. 22, at the National Biomedical EPR Center in the Department of Biophysics.

Dr. James Hyde, Karen Hyde to be honored by Museum of Wisconsin Art

Apr. 27 - James S. Hyde, PhD, the James S. Hyde Professor of Biophysics and Director of the National Biomedical EPR Center, and his wife, Karen Hyde, will be honored by the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) on June 13 during the museum’s Art Ball 2015.

Dr. Kalyanaraman Receives $2.6 Million NIH Grant to Study Alcohol Liver Disease

Mar. 9 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, (Biophysics) and collaborators at the University of Pennsylvania were jointly awarded a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to study the role of an enzyme in alcohol liver disease. Biz Times

MCW researchers awarded new U.S. patent for neuroprotective compounds

Mar. 4 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research and Professor and Chairman of Biophysics, Joy Joseph, PhD, Associate Professor of Biophysics (retired), and their collaborator, Anumantha Kanthasamy, MS, MPhil, PhD, W.E. Lloyd Endowed Chair in Neurotoxicology, Chair of the Biomedical Sciences Department and Distinguished Professor at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, were recently awarded U.S. Patent 8,962,600 for Neuroprotective Compounds and Their Use.

Injury and cell damage in alcohol liver disease

Mar. 3 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the University of Pennsylvania have received a joint five year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to study the role of an enzyme in alcohol liver disease.

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