Two CALS professors were among the 11 UW–Madison faculty selected to receive H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowships in 2019:
Chris Hittinger, associate professor of genetics, researches yeast evolutionary genomics, biodiversity, and brewing and bioenergy applications. Key discoveries include the cold-tolerant parent of hybrid lager yeasts, horizontal transfer of a bacterial operon into yeasts, and a budding yeast secondary metabolite gene cluster. The Wild YEAST Program trains undergraduates with genuine discovery-driven research experiences.
Dave Pagliarini, associate professor of biochemistry and director of the Morgridge Institute for Research’s Metabolism Theme, studies mitochondria — ubiquitous organelles essential for cellular metabolism. His lab integrates classic biochemistry with large-scale methodologies to systematically define the functions of uncharacterized mitochondrial proteins and to establish the detailed mechanisms that drive disease-related mitochondrial pathways.
H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowships recognize faculty up to six years past their first promotion to a tenured position. The award is named in recognition of the late WARF trustee president H.I. Romnes.
More details are available in this UW–Madison news release.This entry was posted in Awards and honors and tagged biochemistry, award, genetics by Nicole. Bookmark the permalink.