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Victor Brar is making new light sources the old-fashioned way, and he’s been rewarded for his work with a prestigious award. The University of Wisconsin–Madison physics professor has developed a light source to fill a niche where lasers are too expensive and LEDs inefficient, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has named him to its 2018 class of Moore Inventor Fellows.
Randolph Ashton, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is the new associate director for UW–Madison’s Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center. He joins Timothy Kamp, center director and professor of medicine, cell and regenerative biology, and succeeds William Murphy, professor of biomedical engineering and SCRMC co-director from 2012 to 2018. Ashton joined the UW–Madison College of Engineering faculty in 2011, setting up his lab at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. He has since served on SCRMC’s executive committee and has helped advance the center’s training and educational programs.
By Jordana Lenon, UW-Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center As gene editing therapies for macular degeneration and other visual disorders work their way into clinical trials, the University of Wisconsin–Madison is…
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