Subarna Bhattacharya, graduate student, in Dr. Rebekah Gundry's lab takes 1st prize and Kurt Kolander, graduate student, Dr. Ravi Misra's lab takes 2nd prize at the annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium. This year’s topic focused on cardiovascular biology. Both students did an excellent job representing their labs and The Medical College of Wisconsin in a highly competitive poster contest. Their professional attitude and excellent communication skills helped them beat out some very big name labs! Both students took home cash prizes for their efforts. Congratulations Subarna and Kurt!
Rebekah Gundry, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, has been awarded the 2013 Robert J. Cotter Young Investigator Award by the US Human Proteome Organization (US HUPO). Dr. Gundry will present a lecture and receive the award and honorarium during the upcoming US HUPO conference in Baltimore, MD, March 10-13, 2013. The annual national award was established in honor of the late Dr. Robert Cotter, a founding US HUPO Board member, to recognize an outstanding early career faculty member who is using proteomic technologies to address outstanding questions in human biology. Dr. Gundry is being recognized for her work on applying mass spectrometry and proteomics to human stem cell biology and cardiac development. Dr. Gundry joined the Biochemistry faculty in 2010 and is also a member of the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center. Read More...
Blake Hill PhD, Professor, joins Dept. of Biochemistry. Read More.....
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:
Amanda Nevins - Dr. Brian Volkman Lab
Cassandra Neitzel is the 2012-2013 GSA Biochemistry Department Representative.
MASBIG Meeting, May 30th
The first meeting of 2013 for the Milwaukee Area Structural Biology Interest Group (MASBIG) meeting is scheduled for May 30th from 4:00 - 6:00. TBRC 2195 and 2nd floor atrium. Our speakers will be James Cook and Alexander Arnold from the Milwaukee Institute for Drug Discovery at UW-Milwaukee. Please join us for this exciting opportunity to learn about drug discovery efforts on the UW-Milwaukee campus, and feel free to forward this invitation to any interested colleagues.
4:00 Jim Cook - "Synthesis of Nonsedating Anxiolytics Active Against Neuropathic Pain, as well as Seizures"
4:30 Leggy Arnold - "Identification and Development of Three Different Classes of Vitamin D Receptor-Coactivator Binding Inhibitors"
5:00 Social hour w/refreshments; TBRC atrium and terrace.