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  • Dr. Andrew Mehle Selected for H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship

    The Romnes Fellowships recognize faculty with exceptional research contributions within their first six years from promotion to a tenured position. The award is named in recognition of the late WARF trustees president H.I. Romnes and …

  • Faculty Member Drew Hryckowian Published in “Cell Reports”

    Highlights A Vibrio fischeri-infecting bacteriophage, HNL01, is isolated and characterized HNL01 does not disrupt the mutualism between V. fischeri and Euprymna scolopes HNL01-resistant V. fischeri mutants rapidly emerge in vitro When HNL01 is present, squid colonization …

  • Anna Huttenlocher Wins 2022 Hilldale Award

    Source: Department of Pediatrics Since 1987, four University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members have been honored for their substantial contributions to research, teaching and service with the prestigious Hilldale Award. The 2022 winner in the biological …

  • NSF Selects Multiple MDTP Students for Graduate Research Fellowships

    The National Science Foundation has selected 21 UW–Madison students to receive a Graduate Research Fellowship, a highly sought and competitive award. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program supports high-potential scientists and engineers in the early stages …

  • Dr. Andy Mehle Receives R01 Award

    Viruses must engage the host cell to obtain the resources and co-factors they need to replicate. Cells, on the other hand, do their best to detect and stop viral replication. Detailed knowledge of the interplay …

  • Dr. Christina Hull Featured on “Deeper than Data” Podcast

    Host, Ben Rush, chats with fungal pathologist and professor Christina Hull about her insatiable curiosity for fungi, her passion for equity within science, her experience 3-D printing glow-in-the-dark fungal spores, and how a spore coat …

  • Nancy Keller Lab and ORNL Collaboration Make Fungi Discovery

    Source: Oak Ridge National Library Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Wisconsin–Madison have discovered that genetically distinct populations within the same species of fungi can produce unique mixes of secondary metabolites, …

  • Vanessa Sperandio Named New Department Chair

    Source: SMPH News Vanessa Sperandio, PhD, an expert in the cellular interactions that take place between mammals and microbes, will join the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health as the chair of …

  • Dr. Mark Mandel Receives Research Forward Funding

    Source: UW News After six rounds of funding, the UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative has been retired. The name necessitated the move, as much as anything.   It will be replaced by Research Forward, whose inaugural round funds 11 grant projects chosen out of …

  • Dr. Anna Huttenlocher Quoted in The Atlantic

    Source: The Atlantic, Author: Katherine J. Wu Read Article on The Atlantic Every drop of pus that’s squeezed out of the human body is a squidgy mess—a souvenir of an infection gone awry, a reminder …

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