Fourteen research and infrastructure projects with the potential to transform robotics, cancer treatment, data science and more have been selected. Research projects include efforts to grow new neurons to foil Parkinson’s disease and approaches to expand children’s vocabularies to make them better students.
University of Wisconsin—Madison astrophysicist Ellen Gould Zweibel has won the American Physical Society’s 2016 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.
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.
Making decisions can be tiring, but choosing a course of action for others is less draining and more enjoyable than when we do it …
The faculty members were recognized May 11 with awards supported by the estate of the late professor, Senator and Regent William F. Vilas.
The crop's full genetic code was just deciphered by a team of researchers led by UW–Madison horticulture professor and geneticist Phil Simon.
Few departments on campus use as much glassware as the Department of Chemistry. So it makes perfect sense to have a master glassblower within the department to help design and build innovative equipment.
The study is an important first step toward understanding a vital stage of early human development.
BluDiagnostics co-founder Katie Brenner says the idea came directly from her own difficulty with conception.
"We are a long way from declaring a cure for fragile X, but these results are promising," says researcher Xinyu Zhao.
Nine members of the University of Wisconsin—Madison's academic staff have been selected as recipients of the 2016 Academic Staff Excellence Awards.