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March 27, 2024

New research from the Raman Lab in the Department of Biochemistry decodes the evolutionary pathway of regulatory proteins. Here’s the rundown on their recent research and paper, which is published in Cell Systems:...


February 1, 2021

Computation-Guided Design of Split Protein Systems for Controlling Cellular Function


February 6, 2020

Wisconsin Experiment Heading To Space Could Someday Benefit Your Gut Health


April 5, 2018

Delia Scoville wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

By Meghan Chua

Twenty-seven students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison have been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from  the National Science Foundation (NSF).



Raman Co-PI in UW2020 award on The Human Microbiome and Disease

The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease

We are not alone in the little universe we call our body; rather we share it with complex communities of...


February 11, 2016

Biosensors on demand

Biosensors are powerful tools in synthetic biology for engineering metabolic pathways or controlling synthetic and native genetic circuits in bacteria. Scientists have had difficulty developing a method to engineer "designer" biosensor proteinsl...


November 28, 2023

Raman Funded by WARF Accelerator to Commercialize Technology

Vatsan Raman, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, and postdoctoral researcher Phil Huss have been awarded funding from the WARF Accelerator for their proposal, “Using...


April 5, 2022

The CALS Awards recognize faculty and staff with different awards for their accomplishments and service to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. This year, biochemistry...


February 1, 2021

New Method for Splitting Proteins Could Lead to Safer and More Effective Bioengineered Systems

by Brian Sandalow 

Advances in biotechnology and medicine are typically limited by the time, cost, and effort required...


January 28, 2020

Panel discusses benefits of biofuels over petroleum

by Rachel Clark

A major goal of the Great Lakes Biofuels used in industry have shown promising signs of advancement in bioproducts—The Wisconsin Energy Institute held...


May 9, 2019

NIH Director's blog focuses on our research

by Francis Collins

In 1953, Francis Crick famously told the surprised customers at the Eagle and Child pub in London that he and Jim Watson had discovered the secret of life. When NIH’s....


October 2, 2018

Raman wins NIH New Innovator Award

Biochemistry assistant professor Srivatsan “Vatsan” Raman has received a Director's New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The $2.2 million-grants fund high-risk...


May 31, 2016

Vatsan Raman earns Shaw Award

Vatsan Raman, a CALS assistant professor of biochemistry, is one of two University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists selected to receive a 2016 Shaw Scientist Award from the Greater Milwaukee...


June 2, 2023

Vatsan Raman Earns NSF CAREER Award

Vatsan Raman, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, has earned a 2023 NSF CAREER Award. The award recognizes early-career faculty who are building a strong foundation to integrate education and research...


March 11, 2021

Raman Lab receives support from NIH for bacteriophage therapy research

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded $2.5 million in grants to 12 institutes around the world to...


February 9, 2020

UW study in space explores new way to treat bacterial infections: phage therapy


January 27, 2020

Bioenergy Advancements and Efforts At The GLBRC

Host Larry Meiller

We talk about what a biorefinery would look like and learn just how microbes can convert plant matter into products we use every day.


January 16, 2019

New Biosensor Highlights Best Biofuel-producing Microbes

by Max Witynski

A major goal of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center is to harness the power of microbes to create biofuels. But...


January 9, 2018

Raman names to Biochemistry Journal’s ‘Future of Biochemistry’ list

Assistant professor of biochemistry 
Vatsan Raman was recently named to a list of 44 young researchers featured in Biochemistry’s “Future of Biochemistry” special issue.


January 9, 2018

Raman Lab wins Gates Grand Challenges Award

Bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics are one of the biggest problems facing public health today. About 800,000 children worldwide die before their fifth birthday from diarrheal diseases that evade treatment. The concentration...

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