Keely, Bresnick Earn UW-Madison Awards
Keely, professor of cell and regenerative biology at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, earned a Romnes award, which recognizes exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last four years. Selected by a Graduate School committee, winners receive an unrestricted $50,000 award for research, supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).
Keely's research focuses on how cellular interactions with the extracellular matrix are altered during carcinogenesis, to result in invasive, metastatic carcinoma. She leads the Tumor Microenvironment Program at the UW Carbone Cancer Center, and serves as director of the Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Graduate Program.
Bresnick, professor of cell and regenerative biology, earned a Kellett award, supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. The award 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.
Bresnick is an expert on epigenetics and the development and function of blood cells. Alongside his research, he organizes campuswide hematology and vascular biology research groups, co-directs the Hematology Training Program, serves as chair of the Red Cell Committee of the American Society of Hematology, and has developed a new course on the fundamentals of stem cell and regenerative biology.
Date Published: 03/04/2013