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| Natasha Kassulke

University of Wisconsin–Madison Professor of Chemistry Shannon Stahl has received the Steenbock Professorship in Chemical Sciences, one of the most prestigious and important professorships at UW–Madison. Stahl is also an affiliate of the Wisconsin Energy Institute.

| Matt Wisniewski

A prestigious early-career award from the U.S. Department of Energy will help a University of Wisconsin–Madison researcher and his team create new modeling tools that will help optimize the microbial production of biofuels and bioproducts.

| Kaine Korzekwa and Natasha Kassulke

University of Wisconsin–Madison biochemistry assistant professor Philip Romero is a recipient of a 2018 Shaw Scientist Award from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. The awards come with $200,000 in seed funding to support innovative research approaches and the career development of young investigators.

| Eric Hamilton

Your next bite of local bread or gulp of Madison beer might just have a little piece of Sheboygan in it. Sheboygan yeast, anyway.

| Krista Eastman
Growing up, Rebecca Ong was one of the youngest garden club enthusiasts in northern Michigan, a science-loving kid who accompanied her grandparents to club events like “growing great gardens” or “tulip time.”
| Kaine Korzekwa and Sarah Perdue

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 city’s west side to bring 40 years of scientific work out of the dark.

| Mark E. Griffin

Zymomonas mobilis is a creature of habit, a bacterial species that loves to eat simple sugars and produce ethanol, but shows little interest in anything else.

| Eric Hamilton

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced today (April 18) that three faculty from the University of Wisconsin–Madison were elected to the 2018 class of members.

Michigan State University is a national leader among universities in the number of endowed faculty positions held by women. Of the 131 endowed positions currently occupied across campus, 24.4 percent are held by women. Nine of those are in the College of Natural Science—four donor-funded positions and five MSU Foundation Professors.

| Val Osowski

Michaela TerAvest, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, received $519,357 from NSF’s Division of Engineering to support her project to develop a microbial electrosynthesis platform — a technology that combines renewable electricity storage with carbon capture using bacteria that eat electricity.