University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

News

2019

  • The Burkard Research Group receives a multiple PI RO1 research grant through the NCI
  • Andrew Lynch is awarded the Genomic Sciences Training Program Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Paper published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry by lead author Ryan Denu

2018

  • Rebeca Garcia-Varela, Ph.D. joins the Burkard Research Group in October on a CONACYT research fellowship
  • Paper published in Cancer Discovery by Dr. Ning Jin and Dr. Burkard
  • Ryan Denu earns his PhD
  • James Johnson earns his PhD and accepts a postdoc position at St. Jude’s
  • Andrew Lynch and Yang Hu present their research at the American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting in San Diego
  • Roshan Norman presents his research at the Gordon Research Conference on Centromere Biology in Mount Snow, Vermont.
  • Madi Sass becomes a full time researcher with the Burkard Research Group, taking on the role of a research coordinator for the Outliers study
  • Paper published in Molecular Cancer Research by lead author Ryan Denu

2017

  • Dr. Burkard receives scholar award at halftime of a men's hockey game for his work on the UW Molecular Tumor Board, made possible by a Carbone Cancer Center fundraiser: The Ride
  • The Burkard Research Group hosts its first annual lab retreat
  • Paper published in PLOS Genetics by lead author Hyunjung Kim
  • Rob Lera presents his research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium on Chromosome Segregation and Structure
  • Ryan Denu presents his research at the EMBO Conference on Centrosomes and Spindle Pole Bodies in Heidelberg, Germany
  • Dr. Burkard, Rob Lera, and James Johnson present their research at the American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting in Philadelphia
  • Yang Hu, Andrew Lynch, and Roshan Norman join the lab

2016

  • Amber Lasek earned her PhD
  • Dr. Burkard and Ryan Denu present their research at the American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting in San Francisco
  • Artwork inspired by our research was displayed at the Watrous Gallery at the Overture Center in Madison
  • Dr. Burkard gave talk at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Image by Ryan Denu chosen by the NCI to be displayed at 2016 AACR and ASCO annual meetings
  • Paper published in Nature Chemical Biology by lead author Rob Lera
  • Paper published in PLOS ONE by lead author Amber Lasek
  • Paper published in BMC Cancer by lead author Ryan Denu

2015

  • Rob Lera earned his PhD
  • Dr. Burkard, James Johnson, Ryan Denu presented their research at the American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting in San Diego
  • Sarang Brahma earned his MS
  • Dr. Burkard moderated a session and gave a talk at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Philadelphia
  • Paper published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics by lead author Alka Choudhary

2014

  • Hyunjung Kim earned her PhD
  • Paper published in Cell Cycle by lead author Hyunjung Kim

2013

  • The lab discovers interphase cytofission as a mechanism to maintain genomic integrity of human cells after failed cytokinesis and reports findings in PNAS