Nathan Murray and Stephanie Blaszczyk were both awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships in 2018. We are excited about this excellent news.

Sarah Hansen was awarded the Denton Award for Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring from the Biochemistry department this spring. Congratulations, Sarah!

Nestor Hernandez successfully defended his dissertation on October 22, 2018 and will be starting a post-doc position in January with Dr. Sarah O’Connor to work on understanding and engineering plant metabolism. Good work, and congratulations, Nestor!

In December 2018, Emily Ehlerding and Sarah Hansen both successfully defended their dissertations. Congratulations Emily and Sarah!

Marc Chevrette’s recent Nature Communications paper has gotten some nice press attention. Check out his paper here and news reports here and here.

Congratulations and good work, Marc!

Kaitlin Dunn successfully defended her dissertation on March 4, 2019, and has accepted a job at Promega. Congratulations, Kaitlin!

Stephanie Blaszczyk has been named as an AAAS Mass Media Fellow for 2019. This is a competitive internship in science communications, and we are thrilled to announce her success. She will work with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and be sponsored by the American Chemical Society. Congratulations, and good work, Steph!

Marc Chevrette has successfully defended his dissertation, and is anticipating starting a post-doctoral position with Jo Handelsman at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Congratulations, Marc!

Trainer Vatsan Raman and his research were recently featured in the NIH Director’s Blog. Congratulations on great research and a nice writeup!

Srivatsan Raman

Joseph Vasquez successfully defended his dissertation on May 24, 2019, and is now working at DowDuPont (New Dow). Congratulations, Joseph!

Steph Blaszczyk, who is doing her internship as a AAAS writing fellow at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel had her most recent piece picked up by the Smithsonian website. You can read the article here. Way to go Steph!