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MCW Biophysics News

Dr. Jesmanowicz Utilizes Functional Connectivity MRI to Enhance Brain Activity Measurements

Mar 18 - An article in Electronic Design focuses on the work of Andrzej Jesmanowicz, PhD. Electronic Design

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

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.

College Achievements Identified as Among “Big Ideas” from Wisconsin Research Labs

Jan 7 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s 2013 list of the top 10 “Big Ideas” from Wisconsin research labs includes two MCW projects. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Neil Hogg appointed Interim Assistant Dean of Postdoctoral Education

Jan. 06 - Neil Hogg, PhD, Professor of Biophysics and Assistant Dean of Students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, has been appointed Interim Assistant Dean of Postdoctoral Education by Ravi P. Misra, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

New 7T GE MRI scanner will advance cutting-edge neuroscience research

Dec. 11 - A 42-ton 7T magnet arrived at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Center for Imaging Research on Dec. 5. It will be the centerpiece of a new, powerful Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner designated for cutting-edge neuroscience research.

42-Ton, 7-Tesla Magnet Arrives at College

Dec 18 - A 42-ton, 7-Tesla magnet was lowered into place in MCW’s Imaging Research Center after being transported from England and across half the nation. The Business Journal

Dr. Subczynski lab contributes chapter to eye vision book

Nov. 25 - W. Karol Subczynski, PhD, DSc, Professor of Biophysics, Justyna Widomska, PhD, his postdoctoral fellow, and Anna Wisniewska-Becker, PhD, a former graduate student, contributed a vision science chapter to the recently published book, Carotenoids and Retinal Disease, published by CRC Press. The chapter is titled, Xanthophyll-membrane Interactions: Implications for Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

Dr. Carroll Named Richard O. Schultz MD/Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology Research

Nov 19 - MCW named Joseph J. Carroll, PhD, as the Richard O. Schultz MD/Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology Research. WauwatosaNOW

Biophysics plays prominent role in international workshop

Oct. 24 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, Chairman and Professor of Biophysics and the Harry R. and Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, recently co-chaired the IXth International Workshop on EPR in Biology and Medicine, held Oct. 7-10 in Krakow, Poland. The conference was jointly organized by the Jagiellonian University, the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Drs. Kersten and Sethumadhavan to be Honored at Women in Science Awards Luncheon

Oct 14 - Dr. Judy Kersten and Savitha Sethumadhavan, PhD, will be honored at MCW’s Women in Science Awards Luncheon on October 17. WauwatosaNOW

Faculty and staff don their leathers to raise money for cancer research

Oct. 15 - On Sept. 27-28, faculty and staff from the Medical College of Wisconsin participated in the 19th annual Ridin' to a Cure motorcycle ride. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefitted the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. The event was sponsored by Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter.

Preventive cure for motor impairments from fetal brain hypoxic injury

Sept. 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin and Northshore University Healthsystem in Evanston IL, received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study motor impairments in children.

It works, but how? Researchers to study mechanisms of anesthesia

Aug 15 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study how anesthesia works to suppress consciousness, and how consciousness returns.

Brain Imaging - Advances in fMRI Imaging and Applications at MCW

July 22 - Andrew Nencka, PhD, assistant professor of biophysics, discusses advances in fMRI imaging and applications at MCW in a radio interview with WORT in Madison. WORT Community Radio

$6 million grant funds National EPR Center

May 15 - The National Biomedical Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $6 million renewal grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. The EPR Center was established in 1976, and has been continuously funded since. It is classified as a Biomedical Technology Resource Center, and is one of eight federally-designated research centers at MCW.

Antioxidant shows promise in Parkinson’s disease

Jun 19 - Diapocynin, a synthetic molecule derived from a naturally occurring compound (apocynin), has been found to protect neurobehavioral function in mice with Parkinson’s disease symptoms by preventing deficits in motor coordination.

Dr. Hyde Awarded Five-Year, $6 Million NIH Renewal Grant for National Resonance Center

May 13 - James Hyde, PhD, received a five-year, $6 million renewal grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to support MCW’s National Biomedical Paramagnetic Resonance Center. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Hyde Receives 2013 Eureka Award for High Technology

May 6 - The Milwaukee Business Journal profiles James Hyde, PhD, a recipient of the newspaper’s 2013 Eureka Award for high technology. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Kalyanaraman Discusses Discovery of Antioxidant that Slows Motor Function Loss

July 17 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, discusses his team’s discovery of an antioxidant that seems slow the Parkinson’s disease-related loss of motor function in animal models. Today's TMJ4

Drs. Dranka and Kalyanaraman Discover Molecule that Could Benefit Parkinson’s Patients

June 17 - Science Daily reports that Brian Dranka, PhD, and Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, discovered that diapocynin, a synthetic molecule derived from a naturally occurring compound (apocynin) may protect neurobehavioral function in mice with Parkinson’s disease symptoms by preventing deficits in motor coordination. Science Daily & HNGN

Eureka Awards Winners Highlighted

May 13 - James S. Hyde, PhD, the James S. Hyde Professor of Biophysics and Director of the National Biomedical EPR Center at MCW, is one of this year’s Eureka Awards presented by the Milwaukee Business Journal. Milwaukee Business Journal

MCW wins awards at International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting

May 28 - Two members of Dr. Kathleen Schmainda’s lab recently received awards at the annual meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

Work at MCW May Hold Promise for Parkinson’s

July 9 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, recently published research that shows a specific antioxidant slows the progression of Parkinson’s symptoms in mice. WTMJ-AM

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

The 99th annual commencement took place on May 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 202 MD, 38 PhD, 27 MS, 4 MA, and 18 Master of Public Health degrees, as well as bestowed numerous honors.

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