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Dr. Volkman Receives $600,000 NIH Grant for Robotic Equipment to Enhance Drug Discovery

Mar. 24 - Brian Volkman, PhD, (Biochemistry) received a $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Office of the Director to fund the purchase of a new robotic accessory to enhance MCW’s drug discovery efforts using nuclear magnetic resonance. Wauwatosa Now

MCW receives federal funding to upgrade nuclear magnetic resonance facility for drug discovery

Mar. 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Office of the Director to fund the purchase of a new robotic accessory to enhance MCW’s drug discovery efforts using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).

Drs. Volkman and Grayson Identify Protein Linked to Post-Viral Infection Asthma

Feb. 23 - Brian Volkman, PhD and Dr. Mitchell Grayson co-authored a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that identified a protein that is linked to the development of post-viral infection asthma. The discovery is the first step in generating a novel type of asthma therapy designed to prevent development of post-viral asthma in young children. Medical Xpress


Graduate Student News

We would like to welcome the following graduate students into the Department of Biochemistry. These students have completed their first year of graduate school and have now entered labs in which they intend to do their thesis and graduate with a Doctor of Philosophy. They are as follows:

Sarah Riutta - Volkman Lab
John Egner - Hill Lab
Josh Stafford - Corbett Lab
Adam Kanack - Scaglione Lab
Stephanie Santarriaga - Scaglione Lab
Aye Myat Myat Thin - Yan-Qing Ma Lab Blood Research Institute
Matt Waas - Gundry Lab

We would also like to welcome 3 new MSTP students. These students have completed their 2nd year of Medical School and have decided to become MD/PhD's. Upon completion of their PhD, they will return to medical school as 3rd year students.

Jimmy Miller - Dahms Lab
Monica Thomas - Volkman Lab
Andrew Kleist - Volkman Lab
 

Becky Holme is the 2014-2015 GSA Biochemistry Department Representative.

 


 

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