CALS researchers team with UW-Milwaukee colleagues in new intercampus program

Two CALS scientists are members of hybrid teams of faculty from the UW-Milwaukee and the UW-Madison that have been awarded the first Intercampus Research Incentive grants.

Ralph Albrecht, animal sciences is part of a team that also includes UW-Madison engineering professor Paul Voyles and Julie Oliver of UW-Milwaukee, working on synthesis and characterization of gold nanoparticles for cell-based therapies.

F.M. Assadi-Porter, biochemistry, is working with UW-Madison faculty members Amir Assadi in mathematics and Nader Sheibani in opthamology and Hao Zhang of UW-Milwaukee on improving detection and infrastructure to better treat diabetic retinopathy.

The intercampus program, announced in January by UW-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin and UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Carlos E. Santiago, is an initiative to foster research projects and scholarship undertaken jointly by researchers at the two institutions. A total of $380,000 was awarded. Each award is in the range of $50,000 for one year.