MCW Research News – Basic Sciences

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Biophysics researchers publish a review article in Chemical Reviews

July 10 - Researchers from the MCW Department of Biophysics recently had a review paper published in Chemical Reviews, a highly regarded and ranked journal with an impact factor of 47.9.

Anesthesiology researchers to study how a mitochondrial protein determines cell fate

April 4 - Investigators in MCW’s Department of Anesthesiology have received a $2.8 million, four-year grant to study how a mitochondrial protein determines cell fate. The team will investigate the functional and structural transformation of the mitochondrial voltage-dependent anion channel 1 (VDAC1) from a protein that plays a key role in cell survival to one that is lethal to the cell.

Patient, physician, researchers work together to solve AVM mysteries

Jan. 24 - Sixteen years ago, Kelleigh Gustafson was diagnosed with rare and massive arteriovenous malformation (AVM) on the right side of her head and neck that affect her sensory organs, trachea, esophagus, brain and heart.

Jacob Scott Thurston, M2 student, awarded radiologic sciences grant

Dec. 6 - Jacob Scott Thurston, BS, second-year MCW-Milwaukee medical student, has been selected to receive the 2016 FUJIFILM Medical Systems/RSNA Medical Student Grant to pursue a research project in the radiologic sciences.

Two MCW researchers participate in Emerging Vision Scientists Program

Oct. 5 - On Sept. 14-15, two Medical College of Wisconsin vision scientists traveled to Washington, D.C., to share their research with policymakers on Capitol Hill as part of the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research’s (AEVR) second annual Emerging Vision Scientists Program.

Women in Science series honors MCW researchers at Oct. 27 event

Oct. 3 - Four Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) female researchers will be honored at MCW’s annual Women in Science Awards Luncheon on Oct. 27. The luncheon, held at MCW, is the final event in the 10th annual Women in Science series. This year, the 10th anniversary awards celebration includes two $10,000 research awards to established scientists and two $1,000 research awards to outstanding women postdoctoral researchers.

Biophysics researchers discuss oxidants and redox signaling in cells

Sept. 19 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, chair and professor of biophysics and the Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, and his research team had their review article, Recent developments in detection of superoxide radical anion and hydrogen peroxide: Opportunities, challenges, and implications in redox signaling, published in Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics’s special issue on redox signaling.

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