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Special issue of Applied Magnetic Resonance dedicated to Dr. James S. Hyde

Nov. 29 - The December 2017 issue of "Applied Magnetic Resonance" is a festschrift for James S. Hyde, PhD, professor emeritus of Biophysics, “on the occasion of his 85th birthday.”

Michael Lerch, PhD, joins Department of Biophysics faculty

Oct. 12 - Michael Lerch, PhD, has been appointed assistant professor of biophysics. Dr. Lerch’s current research focuses on defining the molecular mechanisms of protein function, particularly with respect to the functional role of protein conformational heterogeneity, using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy.

Family Forum: Living with Memory Loss to be held Sept. 30

Aug. 28 - A Family Forum on Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early Alzheimer’s Disease: from Research to the Clinics, will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MCW Alumni Center.

Dr. Shi-Jiang Li receives 2017 Alzheimer Award

Aug. 22 - Shi-Jiang Li, PhD, professor of biophysics, received the 2017 Alzheimer Award from the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease for his article, “Staging Alzheimer’s Disease Risk by Sequencing Brain Function and Structure, Cerebrospinal Fluid, and Cognition Biomarkers.”

100th student to complete Biophysics graduate program

April 3 - On Tuesday, March 28, Nathan Skinner, PhD, successfully defended his dissertation, titled Assessment of Spinal Cord Injury in a Rat Model using an Orthogonal Filter-Probe Diffusion Encoding Scheme, and became the 100th student to complete the Biophysics graduate program.

Biophysics researchers identify new protective mechanism in Parkinson’s mouse model

March 8 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, MCW chair and professor of biophysics and Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, and Jacek Zielonka, PhD, research director for the Free Radical Research Center, co-authored a paper in the journal "Antioxidants and Redox Signaling." The paper (PDF) describes the neuroprotective role of a novel and relatively non-toxic mitochondria-targeted compound (known as mito-apocynin or Mito-Apo) in a genetic mouse model of Parkinson’s disease (PD).

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.

Dr. Balaraman Kalyanaraman co-chairing international symposium in Croatia

April 25 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research and Chair of biophysics, is co-chairing a scientific symposium in Split, Croatia, in September.

Investigators receive $3.16M grant to study the potential of Mito-Honokiol to prevent lung cancer

March 16 - Ming You, MD, PhD, director of the MCW Cancer Center and the Joseph F. Heil Jr. Professor of Oncogenesis, and Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, chair and professor of Biophysics and the Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, have received a $3.16M multi-investigator R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute to evaluate the potential of Mito-Honokiol to prevent lung cancer and its metastasis.

Women’s History Month 2016 – Interview with Dr. Candice Klug

Mar. 9 - In today’s video, Candice Klug, PhD, professor of biophysics and director of the National Biomedical Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Center, discusses her initial interest in coming to MCW, her research and the potential of her research.

Women’s History Month 2017 – interview with Dr. Jeannette Vasquez Vivar

March 15 - In honor of Women’s History Month, which runs throughout March, the Medical College of Wisconsin is celebrating women faculty, staff and students through various stories and vignettes. This week, we offer a video of Jeannette Vasquez Vivar, PhD, professor of biophysics, who discusses her experiences as a female faculty member, and what she wants her legacy to be.

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