Jue (Jade) Wang, an associate professor of bacteriology, was one of 11 UW-Madison faculty to be honored with Romnes Faculty Fellowships. Romnes awards recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last six years. The awards are supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The award is named for the late H.I. Romnes, former chairman of the board of AT&T and former president of the WARF Board of Trustees.
Wang researches conflicts between the replication and transcription machineries in bacteria, which are exacerbated by nutrient deprivation or exposure to antibiotics. Wang characterizes how such conflicts have shaped the evolution of microbial genomes, and how conflicts are avoided by coordinating cellular metabolism in response to stress. Wang teaches advanced microbial genetics and molecular biology.
To learn more and see the other fellowship recipients, read the full article on the UW-Madison news website.