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  • Posted on April 29, 2022
    Virus Research Recast

      It was a quiet evening in 2012, and Robert Kirchdoerfer BS’06 was missing yet another dramatic sunset over the Pacific Ocean. But it didn’t […]

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    Coronavirus Education in Classrooms and Communities

      After a long but valuable diversion, researchers in the Department of Biochemistry are just now getting back to studies they were working on before […]

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    The Quest for Self-Fertilizing Crops

      In the fall 2020 issue of Grow, Eric Hamilton highlighted a team of CALS scientists and their search for alternatives to synthetic crop fertilizers. […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2021
    A Cold, Hard Look at Macromolecules

      At its most basic level, it takes pictures. For biochemistry professor Elizabeth Wright, that’s the scaled-down explanation of cryogenic electron microscopy, or cryo-EM. But […]

  • Posted on June 11, 2020
    Eight Things Everyone Should Know about . . . Coronaviruses

      Coronaviruses come from a large family. It includes four genera and many species that infect a variety of mammals and birds — and sometimes […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2020
    ‘The Sweeping Landscape of Her Work’

    It took a hard-fought battle, but in 1919, after decades of petitions, demonstrations, and arrests, women finally won the right to vote. The passage and […]

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    Groundbreaking Women Scholars of CALS

    Marguerite Davis, Elizabeth McCoy, and Esther Lederberg were all remarkable researchers and women in their own right, but CALS has seen the likes of many […]

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    Research Early, Research Often — and Reap the Benefits

    Critical thinking, sound judgement, mental endurance. Exceptional communication and effective collaboration. These aren’t just human resources buzzwords. They’re authentic skills and abilities that anyone can […]

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    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 […]

  • Posted on June 19, 2019
    Helium Conservation

    For scientists looking to explore living things on an atomic level, there’s a decades-old but nevertheless astounding tool at their disposal. With biomolecular nuclear magnetic […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2019
    Catch Up with … Lynne Maquat PhD’79 Biochemistry

    It might seem like Lynne Maquat had the deck stacked — or maybe the test tubes racked — against her. The first-generation college student was […]

  • Posted on May 14, 2018
    Forgotten Molecules

    On a rainy day last fall, chemist Scott Wildman left his office on the UW– Madison campus and drove to a retirement community on the […]