Awards & Honors
March 05, 2015
Dr. Baron Chanda, professor of Biomolecular Chemistry and Neuroscience is one of nine promising young members of the UW-Madison faculty to have been honored with Romnes Faculty Fellowships.
Romnes awards recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last six years. Selected by a Graduate School committee, winners receive an unrestricted $50,000 award for research, supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).
The award is named for the late H. I. Romnes, former chairman of the board of AT&T and former president of the WARF Board of Trustees.
Dr. Chanda studies mechanisms of gating and modulation of biological ion channels, molecules involved in generating electrical activity in the brain and heart. His laboratory has developed sophisticated tools to study protein dynamics, and created a temperature-sensitive ion channel that rivals naturally occurring channels.