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Paul G. Ahlquist, who explores virus replication, and James B. Rawlings, who develops methods to model chemical processes, are the 2016 recipients.
Sociology Professor Douglas Maynard has received many honors in his career but until recently, they never came with a sword.
Yoshihiro Kawaoka was chosen for his fundamental studies of the influenza virus leading to improved vaccines and better understanding of pandemic flu.
For their distinct and innovative molecular research, two University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists have earned Shaw Scientist Awards from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Feyza Engin, assistant professor of biomolecular chemistry, and Srivatsan Raman, assistant professor of biochemistry, will each receive $200,000 in seed funding to advance their work. For more than 30 years, the Shaw Scientist Program has supported early career investigators pursuing promising ideas in biochemistry, biological sciences and cancer research.
The faculty members were recognized May 11 with awards supported by the estate of the late professor, Senator and Regent William F. Vilas.
Twelve promising young faculty have been honored with Romnes Faculty Fellowships. They will receive a $50,000 award for research, supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.
The Kellett awards recognize outstanding faculty seven to 20 years past their first promotion to a tenured position.
For nearly 30 years, remarkable faculty have been singled out by their peers for their distinguished contributions to teaching, research and service.
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation named professorships include $75,000 in research support from WARF over five years.
The competitive awards are given to promising young researchers in the early stages of their careers.
Carroll was instrumental in building the field of evolutionary developmental biology, known colloquially as evo devo.
Sebastian Heinz has been honored by the American Astronomical Society for his work to unravel the mystery of Circinus X-1, a bizarre binary star system in our galaxy that exploded some 2,500 years ago.