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Dr. Jim Bruckner ( Ph.D. Microbiology '04) has used his microbial biology expertise for projects ranging from microbial communities in water supplies on the International Space Station to extremophiles in hydrothermal vents, and is now in charge of quality control for Rogue Ales. Read more
Dr. Judd Hultquist (B.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Biological Sciences '08) groundbreaking graduate work on the relationship between the HIV virus and the human immune system could lead to new therapeutics to treat HIV. Read more
Dr. John Fallon (B.S. 1961, Ph.D. 1966), Harland Winfield Mossman Emeritus Professor of Cell and Regenerative Biology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has been awarded the 2013 Developmental Biology –Society for Developmental Biology Lifetime Achievement Award. Fallon’s outstanding career of research contributions in limb development dates to his earliest work with Marquette Biology Department’s Dr. John Saunders. The Society for Developmental Biology’s yearly Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a “senior developmental biologist in recognition of his outstanding and sustained contributions in the field. The award is given for the individual's excellence in research and for being a superb mentor who has helped train the next generation of exceptional scientists. Typically, the award is given during the third trimester of the recipient's career, to allow sufficient time to assess the impact of his contributions.”
Last spring Megan Mohnen (B.S. 2013) was named the recipient of the Medical College of Wisconsin's V. Duane Rath Merit Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship awarded to a Wisconsin resident who has "demonstrated outstanding potential for success in medical school". Megan credits her Marquette education and the Jesuit ideals instilled in her throughout her years as an undergraduate for the potential that the Medical College of Wisconsin sees in her. She feels her Marquette education has successfully prepared her for the rigor of medical school, but also given so much more than just knowledge; it has helped her develop into a well-rounded individual, to lead by example, and to give back to others and the community. While it has only been a couple of months since she started at MCW, she says with full conviction that she "made the right decision in pursuing medicine, attending the Medical College of Wisconsin and staying close to my alma mater and the support network I developed throughout my undergraduate career."
David Preble (B.S. 1976) was recently promoted by the American Dental Association to vice president of the newly created ADA Practice Institute. The Practice Institute will provide input on programs, products and services to help ADA members better operate their dental practices. Preble previously served as the director of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs, a position he held since 2007.