Kellett awards go to Hazel Holden, Jiming Jiang & David Mladenoff

Three CALS professors are among 11 outstanding faculty members on campus to be named winners of this year’s Kellett Mid-Career Awards. The Kellett award, supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), recognizes outstanding mid-career faculty members who are five to 20 years past the first promotion to a tenured position. Each winner, chosen by a Graduate School committee, receives a $60,000 flexible research award.

CALS recipients include:

Hazel M. Holden, biochemistry, is nationally and internationally known for her structural and functional studies of proteins. Her work has been highlighted in major biochemical textbooks. She is also actively involved in science outreach and recently established Project CRYSTAL, a program that introduces local middle school students to basic chemistry and laboratory research.

Jiming Jiang, horticulture, leads one of the world’s most respected plant cytogenetics labs, where he has contributed to the understanding of crop plant genomes, particularly centromeres, through the development and application of advanced techniques. He has co-authored more than 100 research papers and trained more than 30 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

David Mladenoff, forest and wildlife ecology, Beers-Bascom Professor of Conservation, is renowned for his work on how natural and man-made disturbances influence forested landscapes and patterns of change across space and time. He has published more than 114 papers and chapters, co-edited two books on forest landscape ecology and held editorial positions at Landscape Ecology and Ecological Applications.

Go here to see a full list of this year’s Kellett winners.