Regina M. Murphy, an associate professor of chemical engineering, was one of eight UW-Madison faculty members awarded 1999 Romnes Fellowships for extraordinary achievement at an early stage in their careers.
Murphy uses the tools of the chemical engineer to study the molecular basis of Alzheimer’s disease with the goal of designing new, effective therapies.
The $50,000 fellowships have been funded since 1975 by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), and awarded by the research committee of the UW-Madison Graduate School. The fellowships provide research support for faculty who have received tenure within the past four years and have already made an impact on their fields.
The awards are named after the late H.I. Romnes, former chair of the board of AT&T and former president of the WARF Board of Trustees.