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  • Posted on February 25, 2020
    Class Act | Vy Luong Rebuilds, Adapts, and Learns on His Path to CALS

    ‘Vỹ Lương’’s journey to Wisconsin from Tiền Giang province in Vietnam began with a major detour. It was the first of many challenges he faced […]

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    Electrospinning Turns Tequila Byproduct into Water Filter

    Think of it as an environmental hangover. Tequila production in the Mexican state of Jalisco yields vast quantities of agave bagasse biomass, which poses serious […]

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    In the Field | Alumni Making the Most of Their Background in Biology

    Logan Peterman BS’09 At Organic Valley, a Wisconsin-based food brand and organic farmer cooperative, Logan Peterman serves as an organic research director and data scientist. […]

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    Catch Up with … John Bowman MS’80 Plant Pathology

    John Bowman came to UW–Madison for a master’s degree in Ibero-American studies, but fate expanded the scope of his academic pursuits. By chance, he ended […]

  • Posted on October 11, 2019
    Deep in the Weeds

    If you were to come across a patch of thale cress poking through a crack in a parking lot, you might not think much of […]

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    A Model Solution

    When agronomy professor Chris Kucharik and his wife, Amy, moved into a subdivision in the Town of Burke in 2006, they weren’t surprised to learn […]

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    Class Act | Upbringing, Fate Lead Nontraditional Student to Genetics

    Had it not been for her father’s truck accident, Carmen Nightfall BS’x22 might never have attended college. But the unfortunate incident sparked a positive change […]

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    From Poplar to Painkiller

    With a new method to synthesize a popular painkiller from plants rather than fossil fuels, a team of researchers led by biochemistry professor John Ralph […]

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    Catch up with . . . Kristin Kohlmann BS’13 Genetics and Global Health Certificate

    Kristin Kohlmann has a passion for keeping children healthy and well-fed. And to make it happen, she found the perfect partner with Project Peanut Butter, […]

  • Posted on June 19, 2019
    The Protein Professor

    Srinivasan Damodaran came to the United States in 1976 from South India, where the green revolution was fueling an explosion of wheat and rice production […]

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    The Case for Healthier Tomatoes

    At some point in your life, you’ve probably gone to class knowing you left an assignment unfinished. The knot in your stomach grew as homework […]

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    Microbial Repellent

    When Que Lan passed away unexpectedly of complications from gastric cancer in 2014, the UW entomology professor left behind a promising research project. Her work […]