Faculty studying evolutionary & population genetics

  • David Baum

    Baum, David

    dbaum@wisc.edu
    608-265-5385
    340 Birge Hall

    Botany and Genetics

    Clarifying the genetic basis for the evolution of diverse plant phenotypes and reconstructing evolutionary relationships from sequence variation

  • Karl Broman

    Broman, Karl

    kbroman@biostat.wisc.edu
    608-262-4633
    2126 Genetics-Biotechnology

    Biostatistics and Medical Informatics

    I work on statistical problems in genetics, genomics, and molecular biology, focusing particularly on characterizing of meiotic recombination and developing improved methods for detecting and identifying genes contributing to variation in complex traits in experimental organisms.

  • Sean Carroll

    Carroll, Sean

    sbcarrol@wisc.edu
    608-262-6191
    201A Bock Labs

    Molecular Biology, Genetics and Medical Genetics

    Genetic control of animal development and the evolution of morphological diversity.

  • Cameron Curie

    Currie, Cameron

    currie@bact.wisc.edu
    608-265-8034
    4305 Microbial Sciences Building

    Bacteriology

    Ecological and evolutionary genomics of symbiotic systems

  • John Doebley

    Doebley, John

    jdoebley@wisc.edu
    608-265-5803
    5320 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics

    My research focuses on the genetics of the evolution of plant form using maize as our model system and quantitative genetics as our main analytical approach.

  • William Engels

    Engels, William

    wrengels@wisc.edu
    608-263-2213
    4106 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics and Medical Genetics

    Transposons/DNA repair 

  • Audrey Gasch

    Gasch, Audrey

    agasch@wisc.edu
    608-265-0859
    3426 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics

    Elucidating the role, regulation, and evolution of eukaryotic stress responses.

  • Chris Todd Hittinger

    Hittinger, Chris Todd

    cthittinger@wisc.edu
    4102 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics

    We study the evolution of the gene networks that regulate yeast carbon metabolism, yeast biodiversity, and applications in the brewing and biofuel industries.

  • Carol Lee

    Lee, Carol Eumni

    carollee@wisc.edu
    608-262-2675
    430 Birge Hall

    Zoology and Center for Rapid Evolution

    Genetic architecture of invasive species; evolutionary physiology; functional ecological and evolutionary genomics; niche evolution; speciation, metagenomics of the copepod microbiome

  • Laurence Loewe

    Loewe, Laurence

    loewe@wisc.edu
    608-316-4324
    Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Room 3164, 330 N. Orchard Street

    Evolutionary systems biology, which bridges systems biology and population genetics with the help of computational modeling in diverse topics like circadian clocks, antibiotic resistance evolution, the population genetics of harmful mutations and species extinction.

  • Phil Newmark

    Newmark, Phil

    pnewmark@morgridge.org
    (608) 316-4105
    Morgridge Institute for Research, 3266

    Zoology

    Germ cell development and regeneration in planarians; developmental biology of parasitic flatworms

  • Bret Payseur

    Payseur, Bret

    payseur@wisc.edu
    608-890-0867
    2428 Genetics/Biotech

    Medical Genetics

    Genetics of speciation, genetics of adaptive evolution, recombination

  • Caitlin Pepperell

    Pepperell, Caitlin

    cspepper@medicine.wisc.edu
    608-262-6167
    5301 Microbial Sciences Building

    Medicine

    Ecological and evolutionary interactions between humans and human pathogens.

  • Nicole Perna

    Perna, Nicole

    ntperna@wisc.edu
    608-890-0171
    4434 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics

    We focus on systems-scale evolutionary genomics of agriculturally, biomedically and industrially significant bacteria.

  • John Pool

    Pool, John

    jpool@wisc.edu
    608-265-1036
    2434 Genetics/Biotechnology

    Genetics

    Population genomics and the genetic basis of adaptive evolution

  • Sushmita Roy

    Roy, Sushmita

    sroy@biostat.wisc.edu
    608-316-4453
    3168 Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

    Biostatistics and Medical Informatics

    Machine learning methods to study the structure, function and evolution of regulatory networks and build predictive models.

  • Donald Waller

    Waller, Donald

    dmwaller@wisc.edu
    608-263-2042
    232B Birge Hall

    Botany and Environmental Studies

    Gene flow in relation to population genetic structure; Causes and consequences of inbreeding.