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Madeline Hayes is a fifth-year graduate student in the Microbiology Doctoral Training Program (MDTP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a member of the Venturelli Lab, where she studies microbial communities and how humans can leverage those systems to turn leftover plant materials into valuable chemicals. 
| Chris Hubbuch

In a landmark study based on one of the most comprehensive genomic datasets ever assembled, a team led by scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Vanderbilt University offer a possible answer to one of the oldest questions about evolution: why some species are generalists and others specialists.

| Chris Hubbuch
Ane was recognized for contributions to the field of beneficial plant-microbe interactions, particularly understanding the signals that maintain soil quality for environmental sustainability and reduced costs for food, feed and biofuel production.
| Chris Hubbuch
A junior from Hartford, Wis., Katarina Aranguiz was one of four University of Wisconsin–Madison students to receive a 2024 Goldwater Scholarship.
| Chris Hubbuch
Ralph and his collaborators were honored for developing and innovatively applying advanced analytical techniques in ways that enhance understanding of lignin biosynthesis and structure in trees and provide a basis for new ways to deconstruct wood and use lignin.
| Chris Hubbuch
A senior scientist with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Wisconsin Energy Institute, Yaoping Zhang contributed to dozens of frequently-cited papers, though colleagues remember him mostly as a joyful collaborator who sought to support those around him. 
| Chris Hubbuch
UW–Madison scientists have improved a method for making a popular painkiller from plants instead of petrochemicals. The approach could help make plant-based fuels more cost competitive.
| Annie Pulley
The latest spotlight features Emma Boismier, a first year graduate student in the TerAvest Lab within Michigan State University's Biochemistry Department. Boismier was born and raised in Michigan, and earned a bachelor's in genomics and molecular genetics.
| Elise Mahon

University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have recognized Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center science director Robert Landick for his contributions to teaching, research, and service. 

| Renata Solan

New research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison decodes the evolutionary pathway of regulatory proteins, the molecules that help control gene expression.