One of the species Brock discovered helped usher in the modern era of molecular biology and underpins today’s PCR tests for the COVID-19 virus.
Dolan was instrumental in expansion of the center to include laboratories dedicated to stem cell and gene therapy research, a biomanufacturing facility, a brain imaging center, and new space for the Waisman Early Childhood Program.
Renata Laxova focused on intellectual and developmental disabilities, prenatal diagnosis of birth defects, cancer genetics, and — above all — the relationships between medical professionals and patients.
Andresen, who died Nov. 19, said in a 2016 profile: “I feel I can help the faculty that are looking for cures for diseases or solutions to social problems by doing what I do best."
Goldstein is best known for his concept of problem-oriented policing, a framework for reform that has been adopted by police agencies everywhere from Madison, Wisconsin, to Scotland Yard.
Young was a central figure in the creation of UW–Madison’s African Studies Program. His leadership and support helped the program thrive, and he remained active in it until his death.
The employee, Roberto Vergara, began working at the university in September of 2009. He was employed in custodial services for the university’s Division of Facilities Planning & Management.
On Sept. 20, Professor Heidi Dvinge passed away unexpectedly. Her colleagues describe her tragic loss as “devastating.”
Martin was an assistant coach for the UW football team from 1970 to 1974 and a student at UW Law School from 1974 to 1976. He went on to serve as a Madison city attorney and later as a respected jurist and strong advocate for equal justice.
Wright was a giant in the field of contemporary Marxian sociology. He wrote 15 books and more than 100 research papers, many focused on class and capitalism.