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Laura Kiessling

Wisconsin Academy Fellow Induction Year: 2008

Laura Kiessling, Hilldale professor of chemistry and Laurens Anderson professor of biochemistry at the UW-Madison, is co-founder of Quintessence Biosciences, a Madison-based company that is developing her technology into cures for a variety of diseases. She is noted for her insights into chemical and biological processes, her excellence as a teacher and mentor of young scientists, and her local and national leadership in the chemical and biological sciences. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a recipient of numerous awards, including a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, or "genius award." The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently selected her for their series on Wisconsin's groundbreaking thinkers.

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