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MCW Researchers Publish Study on Potent Inhibition of Tumor Cell Proliferation and Immunoregulatory Function by Mitochondria-targeted Atovaquone
November 3, 2020
Antimalaria drug atovaquone (ATO) has been found to exert a profound antiproliferative effect in several cancer cells (including breast, ovarian, and glioma), inhibiting mitochondrial complex III and cell respiration.
Dr. Candice S. Klug named James S. Hyde Professor of Biophysics
October 20, 2020
Candice S. Klug, PhD, was named the James S. Hyde Professor of Biophysics effective Oct. 1.
Biophysics Researcher Publishes Review Article Discussing Possible Mechanisms for Enhanced Vulnerability of African Americans to SARS-CoV-2
September 28, 2020
Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, chair and professor of biophysics and the Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, discusses the hypothetical mechanisms for enhanced vulnerability of African Americans to SARS-CoV-2 infection, COVID-19 severity, and increased deaths.
Scott Terhune, PhD, and Neil Hogg, PhD, Awarded Center for Immunology COVID-19 Research Award
September 3, 2020
Dr. Terhune, professor in Microbiology & Immunology, and Dr. Hogg, professor in Biophysics, received an award for their project “Mechanism of nitric oxide inhibition of coronavirus replication”.
Honoring Distinguished Service at the Medical College of Wisconsin
August 27, 2020
MCW is pleased to recognize three individuals by bestowing on each of them the Distinguished Service Award, the institution’s highest faculty and staff honor.
Kathleen Schmainda, PhD, Inducted as ISMRM Fellow
August 14, 2020
Kathleen Schmainda, PhD, MCW professor of biophysics, was inducted as an International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) fellow at the annual meeting, held virtually August 8-14, 2020.
Biophysics Researcher Publishes Article Proposing a Mechanistic Link Between Parkinson’s Disease and Cancer
August 14, 2020
A recent review article by Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, chair and professor of biophysics and the Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, discusses a compelling rationale linking the two diseases from a mechanistic standpoint.
Researchers Collaborate on Study Investigating Hospital-Acquired Infections
January 6, 2020
Candice Klug, PhD, professor of biophysics, and Christopher Kristich, PhD, professor of microbiology & immunology, were awarded a four-year, $1.355 million new R01 grant to investigate the conformation and functional dynamics of a bacterial PASTA kinase.
Dr. Michael Lerch Receives Grant to Investigate the Regulation of GPCR Signaling by Post-translational Modifications
September 19, 2019
Dr. Lerch was awarded a five-year, $1.69 million R01 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
Dr. Candice Klug Receives Grant to Investigate the Structure and Function of Essential Bacterial Proteins Involved in Generating the Outer Membranes of Cells
September 17, 2019
Dr. Klug will study the structure and function of essential bacterial proteins involved in generating the outer membrane of cells with the long-term goal of developing antibiotics against these potential drug targets.
Dr. Kathleen Schmainda Receives Five-Year, $2.75 Million NIH/NCI U01 Grant
September 3, 2019
Kathleen Schmainda, PhD, MCW professor of Biophysics, has been awarded a five-year, $2.75 million NIH/NCI U01 grant to develop quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies that provide earlier indications of brain tumor treatment response than what is currently available.
MCW researchers publish collaborative study on potential intervention for lung cancer brain metastasis
July 10, 2019
A collaborative research team from MCW, the University of Michigan, and Aix-Marseille University has a potential new intervention for lung cancer brain metastasis that has little toxicity in a mouse model.
Dr. Candice Klug awarded NIH S10 shared instrumentation grant to upgrade EPR equipment
July 2, 2019
Candice S. Klug, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) professor of biophysics, was awarded a National Institutes of Health S10 shared instrumentation grant.
Departments of Biophysics, Cell Biology team up to help community
July 2, 2019
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Departments of Biophysics and Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy teamed up on June 18 to help pack groceries for Mobile Market shoppers who live in one of Milwaukee’s food deserts.
Dr. Kathleen Schmainda participates in European Union-funded Glioma Imaging Initiative
July 2, 2019
Kathleen Schmainda, PhD, professor of biophysics, is a member of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action in Glioma Imaging investigative team, which has been accepted for funding by the European Union.
Drs. Shi-Jiang Li & Piero Antuono receive the Dean's 2018 Award in Clinical & Translational Research
November 6, 2018
Shi-Jiang Li, PhD, and Piero Antuono, MD, received the 2018 Dean's Award in Clinical & Translational Research for their contribution to advancing translational science to improve patient health.
Dr. Balaraman Kalyanaraman receives outstanding achievement award from the Society of Asian American Scientists in Cancer Research
May 2, 2018
Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, chair and professor of Biophysics and the Harry R. and Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, is one of eight Indian American scientists to receive this year’s outstanding achievement award from the Society of Asian American Scientists in Cancer...