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MCW Microbiology & Molecular Genetics News

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. Kristich Receives $378,000 NIH Grant to Study Drug Resistance in Bacteria

Feb 25 - Christopher J. Kristich, PhD, is principal investigator for a two-year, $378,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease to study the mechanisms underlying drug resistance in bacteria. WauwatosaNOW

Understanding bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics may lead to better treatments

Feb. 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two-year $378,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the mechanisms underlying drug resistance in bacteria.

Gut studies hold promise for prevention

Medical College of Wisconsin researchers are studying intestinal bacteria as a promising new approach for the prevention of heart attacks and a range of other conditions, including pediatric liver disease and antibiotic-resistant, hospital-acquired infections.

Graduate Student Receives NIH Grant to Study Science of Diabetes at a Cellular Level

Nov 12 - Megan Detterman received a six-year, $266,000 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the science of diabetes at a cellular level. WauwatosaNOW

Drs. Regner and Dwinell Receive NIH Grant to Create Medical Education Program

Oct 22 - Dr. Kevin Regner and Michael Dwinell, PhD, received a five-year, $273,000 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to create an education program for medical students that focuses on digestive, metabolic and kidney diseases, with a special emphasis on training a diverse healthcare workforce to address these diseases. 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.

Sequestration Ushers in a Dark Age for Science in America

Aug 15 - A Huffington Post article explores the impact of sequestration on scientists in the U.S. The article highlights research conducted by William Jackson, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics. Huffington Post

Dr. Tarakanova is Opening Ceremony Speaker at Manitowoc County Cancer Society Event

Aug 2 - Vera Tarakanova, PhD, was the opening ceremony speaker at the 19th annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Manitowoc County. H T R News

Beating Heart Cells

Beating Heart Cells - Induced pluripotent stem cells from adults, not embryos, are converted into beating heart cells and used for research at The Medical College of Wisconsin by John Lough, Ph.D. and Ulrich Broeckel, M.D.

Dr. Jackson Relates Impact of Sequestration on His Career, Mentorship to Graduate Students

June 24 - William Jackson, PhD, discusses the impact of sequestration on his career and the graduate students he mentors in an AAMC Reporter article on how medical schools and researchers are grappling with uncertainty and change in the face of sequestration. AAMC Reporter

Dr. Scott Terhune selected to give keynote presentation at herpesvirus workshop

Jul 19 - Scott Terhune, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center, will give the 2013 Priscilla Ann Schaffer Lecture, a keynote presentation at the upcoming International Herpesvirus Workshop in Grand Rapids, Mich., Dr. Terhune’s presentation is entitled, Enhancing Antiviral Efficacy against HCMV by Perturbing Cellular Pathways.

Dr. Traktman Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

May 20 - Paula Traktman, PhD, was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. WauwatosaNOW

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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