Faculty and Trainers

  • Alexander, Caroline

    alexander@oncology.wisc.edu
    608-265-5182
    819a McArdle Lab

    Oncology

    Analysis of breast development, signaling and disease

  • Alisch, Reid

    alisch@wisc.edu
    (608) 262-8430
    6001 Research Park Blvd.

    Psychiatry

    The role of epigenetics in human health and disease processes, particularly in relation to the origins of mental illness.

  • Amasino, Richard

    amasino@biochem.wisc.edu
    608-262-4704
    215B Biochemistry Addn

    Biochemistry

    We study how the environmental cues that result from seasonal change are perceived and then transduced into developmental changes such as the transition to flowering.

  • Anderson, Philip

    andersn@wisc.edu
    608-263-8429
    4302A Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics

    Molecular genetics of C. elegans 

  • Ané, Jean-Michel

    jeanmichel.ane@wisc.edu
    608-262-6457
    348 Horticulture-Moore Hall-Plant Sciences

    Bacteriology/Agronomy

    Our lab studies symbiotic associations between plants and microbes (bacteria and fungi) using genetic, molecular, and biochemical approaches.

  • Ansari, Aseem

    ansari@biochem.wisc.edu
    608-265-4690
    415C Biochemistry Additition

    Biochemistry

    Studying the regulation of gene expression at the interface of chemistry, biology and genomics 

  • Attie, Alan

    attie@biochem.wisc.edu
    608-262-1372
    534A Biochemistry Addn

    Biochemistry

    Genetics of type 2 diabetes and related metabolic diseases.

  • Audhya, Anjon

    audhya@wisc.edu
    608-262-3761
    5214A Biochemical Sciences Bldg

    Biomolecular Chemistry

    Regulation of vesicle biogenesis and membrane transport during development

  • Bashirullah, Arash

    bashirullah@wisc.edu
    608-890-1851
    5123 Rennebohm Hall

    Pharmacy

    Regulation of tissue remodeling during post-embryonic development

  • 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

  • Bent, Andrew

    afbent@wisc.edu
    608-265-3034
    886 Russell Labs

    Plant Pathology

    Disease resistance and defense signal transduction in plants 

  • Blair, Seth

    ssblair@wisc.edu
    608-262-1345
    315 Zoology Research

    Zoology

    Developmental genetics of patterning and cell signaling in Drosophila 

  • Blum, Barak

    bblum4@wisc.edu
    (608) 265-5211
    1111 Highland Ave (WIMR II), Room 4551

    Cell and Regenerative Biology (CRB)

    Regulation of terminal differentiation and functional maturation of stem and progenitor cells, regenerative biology of the endocrine pancreas, genetics of type-1 and type-2 diabetes

  • Boekhoff-Falk, Grace

    boekhofffalk@wisc.edu
    608-262-1609
    264 Bardeen

    Anatomy

    Developmental Biology, Gene Expression, Hormones, Growth and Differentiation factors, and signal transduction

  • 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.

  • Brow, David

    dabrow@wisc.edu
    608-262-1475
    4204B Biochemical Sciences

    Biomolecular Chemistry

    Molecular mechanisms of transcription termination and pre-mRNA splicing in yeast.

  • 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.

  • Chang, Qiang

    qchang@waisman.wisc.edu
    608-262-9416
    657 Waisman Center

    Medical Genetics and Neurology

    DNA methylation-dependent epigenetic regulation of brain functions

  • Chang, Hao

    hchang@dermatology.wisc.edu
    MSC, Room 417

    Planar cell polarity in mammalian skin development and cancer

  • Collier, Lara

    lcollier@wisc.edu
    608-890-2149
    4117 Rennebohm Hall

    Pharmacy

    We use genetic and pharmacological approaches in mouse models to study disease etiology and treatment.

  • Craig, Elizabeth

    ecraig@wisc.edu
    608-263-7105
    441E Biochemistry Addition

    Biochemistry

    Protein folding in the cell — the function of molecular chaperones in facilitating protein folding, remodeling of protein:protein complexes and protein translocation across membranes

  • Currie, Cameron

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

    Bacteriology

    Ecological and evolutionary genomics of symbiotic systems

  • 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.

  • Donohue, Timothy

    tdonohue@bact.wisc.edu
    608-262-4663; 608-265-5224
    5166 Wisconsin Energy Institute

    Bacteriology

    Our laboratory analyzes pathways and networks that microbes use to grow, generate biomass, or produce alternative fuels from sunlight or other renewable sources of energy.

  • Eide, David

    eide@nutrisci.wisc.edu
    608-263-1613
    340B Nutritional Sciences

    Nutritional Science

    We study mechanisms cells and organisms use to survive and thrive under nutrient-deficient conditions

  • Engels, William

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

    Genetics and Medical Genetics

    Transposons/DNA repair 

  • Engin, Feyza

    fengin@wisc.edu
    (608) 262-8667
    6260B Biochemical Sciences Building

    Biomolecular Chemistry

    Diabetes and metabolic disorders, organelle dysfunction, stress responses, beta cell biology.

  • Filutowicz, Marcin

    msfiluto@wisc.edu
    608-262-6947
    6305 Microbial Sciences Building

    Bacteriology

    Regulation of DNA replication and transcription 

  • Fox, Catherine

    cfox@wisc.edu
    608-262-9370
    5204C Biochemical Sciences Bldg

    Biomolecular Chemistry

    Mechanisms required for genome duplication and stability in eukaryotic organisms

  • Gasch, Audrey

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

    Genetics

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

  • Gould, Michael

    gould@oncology.wisc.edu
    608-263-6615
    506c McArdle

    Oncology

    Oncogenes and suppressor genes in mammary carcinogenesis

  • Gourse, Richard

    rgourse@bact.wisc.edu
    608-262-9813
    5470 Microbial Sciences Building

    Bacteriology

    We study the control of gene expression and the structure of the bacterial choromosome.

  • Greenspan, Daniel S.

    dsgreens@wisc.edu
    608-262-4676
    Room 4503 WIMRII, 1111 Highland Ave.

    Cell and Regenerative Biology

     Genes important to vertebrate development and human disease

  • Griep, Anne

    aegriep@wisc.edu
    608-262-8988
    353 Bardeen Labs

    Anatomy

    My laboratory's focus is development and disorders of the visual system using the mouse as the model system.

  • Grinblat, Yevgenya

    ygrinblat@wisc.edu
    608-265-3219
    129 Zoology

    Zoology and Neuroscience

    Pattern formation, neural development, zebrafish developmental genetics 

  • Halloran, Mary

    mchalloran@wisc.edu
    608-263-7875
    307 Zoology Research

    Zoology

    Our research is aimed at understanding mechanisms controlling development of the nervous system.

  • Hardin, Jeff

    jdhardin@wisc.edu
    608-262-9634
    327 Zoology Research

    Zoology

    We use the C. elegans embryo as a model for investigating cell movement and cell adhesion during embryonic development; understanding how cells move, and how they make and break adhesions has important implications for understanding birth defects during human development and for understanding cancer progression.

  • Harrison, Melissa

    mharrison3@wisc.edu
    608-262-2382
    6204B Biochemical Sciences Building

    Biomolecular Chemistry

    We are studying embryonic development to understand the transcriptional mechanisms required to establish a totipotent state.

  • Hayes, Colleen

    hayes@biochem.wisc.edu
    608-263-6387
    5507 Biochemistry

    Biochemistry and Medical Microbiology

    Genetic and biochemical studies of peripheral B lymphocyte development 

  • 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.

  • Hoskins, Aaron

    ahoskins@wisc.edu
    (608) 890-3101
    2214 Biochemical Sciences Building

    Biochemistry

    RNA splicing, gene expression, fluorescence microscopy, RNA/protein complexes, molecular mechanism, gene regulation, yeast genetics and biology

  • Huang, Zhen

    z.huang@neurology.wisc.edu
    608-263-2469
    1111 Highland Avenue, 5453 WIMR II

    Neurology and Nueroscienc

    Neural stem cell regulation of brain vessel development
    Neuron and glial cell fate specification
    Cortical neuron migration, layer formation, and neuronal differentiation
    Heterotrimeric G protein signaling
    Germinal matrix hemorrhage
    Neuronal migration disorders 

  • Huttenlocher, Anna

    huttenlocher@wisc.edu
    (608) 265-4642
    4205 Microbial Sciences Building

    Pediatrics

    Cell migration
    Wound repair
    Inflammation

  • Ikeda, Akihiro

    aikeda@wisc.edu
    608-262-5477
    5322 Genetics/Biotech

    Medical Genetics

    Our laboratory aims to identify genes involved in aging, cell proliferation and neovascularization using mouse genetics as a tool.

  • Jiang, Jiming

    jjiang1@wisc.edu
    608-262-1878
    409A Horticulture

    Horticulture

    Epigenetics and epigenomics on plant centromere function and plant gene expression

  • Keller, Nancy

    npkeller@wisc.edu
    608-262-9795
    3476 Microbial Sciences Building

    Bacteriology and Medical Microbiology and Immunology

    Keller lab explores genetic regulation of virulence and natural product synthesis by fungi.. 

  • Kimble, Judith

    jekimble@wisc.edu
    608-262-6188
    341E Biochemistry Laboratories

    Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics

    Molecular regulation of germline self-renewal and differentiation in C. elegans

  • Krysan, Patrick

    fpat@biotech.wisc.edu
    608-262-1243
    497 Horticulture

    Horticulture

    Functional Genomics of Arabidopsis Signal Transduction

  • Lamming, Dudley

    dlamming@medicine.wisc.edu
    608-256-1901 x 12861
    WSM VA Hospital

    Medicine

    Biology of aging and age-related diseases, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease

  • Landick, Robert

    landick@bact.wisc.edu
    608-265-8475
    5441 Microbial Sciences Building

    Biochemistry

    RNA polymerase structure/function; regulation of RNA chain elongation 

  • Laughon, Allen

    alaughon@wisc.edu
    608-262-2456
    3432 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics and Medical Genetics

    We study mechanisms by which Smad transcription factors and associated cofactors regulate transcription in response to TGFβ signaling.

  • 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

  • Lewis, Peter

    plewis@discovery.wisc.edu
    608- 316-4388
    2174 Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

    Biomolecular Chemistry

    Epigenetic Mechanisms in Development and Cancer

  • 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.

  • Marker, Paul

    marker@wisc.edu
    608-890-2150
    4111 Rennebohm Hall

    Pharmacy

    My laboratory investigates prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and normal prostate biology using mouse genetics and human patient samples.

  • Masson, Patrick

    phmasson@wisc.edu
    608-265-2312
    3262 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics

    Genetics of Root Growth Behavior Using Arabidopsis thaliana as a Model System.

  • Moser, Amy

    armoser@wisc.edu
    608-265-6520
    K4 Bx5666 Clinical Sciences

    Human Oncology

    The role of modifier genes in mammary and colon cancer development

  • 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

  • O'Connor-Giles, Kate

    oconnorgiles@wisc.edu
    608-265-4813
    227D Bock Labs

    Genetics

    We are interested in understanding the genes and molecular mechanisms that regulate synapse formation and plasticity.

  • Otegui, Marisa

    otegui@wisc.edu
    608-265-5703
    B119 Birge Hall

    Botany and Genetics

    Cellular trafficking and signaling

  • Payseur, Bret

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

    Medical Genetics

    Genetics of speciation, genetics of adaptive evolution, recombination

  • Pelegri, Francisco

    fjpelegri@wisc.edu
    608-265-9286
    2424 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics and Medical Genetics

    Analysis of cellular and developmental mechanisms involved in the vertebrate egg-to-embryo transition and early cell fate specification

  • Pepperell, Caitlin

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

    Medicine

    Ecological and evolutionary interactions between humans and human pathogens.

  • 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.

  • Pool, John

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

    Genetics

    Population genomics and the genetic basis of adaptive evolution

  • Prolla, Tomas

    taprolla@wisc.edu
    608-265-5204
    3430 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics and Medical Genetics

    DNA repair, cancer and the aging process 

  • 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.

  • Schwartz, David

    dcschwartz@wisc.edu
    608-265-0546
    5434 Genetics/Biotech

    Chemistry and Genetics

    Scalable discovery of human and cancer structural variation through invention and applications of single molecule systems.

  • Skop, Ahna

    skop@wisc.edu
    608-262-1593
    2426 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics and Life Science Communications

    asymmetric cell division, cytokinesis, cell polarity & cell cycle genomics and proteomics

  • Sondel, Paul

    pmsondel@humonc.wisc.edu
    608-263-9069
    K4/446 Clinical Science Center

    Pediatrics, Human Oncology and Medical Genetics

    We are investigating ways that antibody recognition of cancer cells can be utilized therapeutically as a means to facilitate cancer destruction in mice and in patients by cells of the immune system.

  • Sridharan, Rupa

    rsridharan@discovery.wisc.edu
    608-316-4422
    2118 Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

    Cell and Regenerative Biology

    Epigenetics
    Induced pluripotent stem cells

  • Sun, Xin

    xsun@wisc.edu
    608-265-5405
    5264 Genetics/Biotech

    Medical Genetics

    Genetics of Mammalian Development and Disease

  • Sussman, Michael

    msussman@wisc.edu
    608-262-8608
    2320 Genetics/Biotech

    Biochemistry

    Signal transduction in eukaryotes, development of genomic technologies, plasma membrane receptors and ion transporters, Arabidopsis thaliana. 

  • Taylor, Michael

    michael.taylor@wisc.edu
    777 Highland Ave.

    School of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences Division

    Genetic dissection of blood-brain barrier development

  • 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.

  • Wang, Jue D. (Jade)

    wang@bact.wisc.edu
    608-263-0307
    6478 Microbial Sciences Building

    Bacteriology

    Genome stability, DNA replication and stress response in Bacteria

  • Wassarman, David

    dawassarman@wisc.edu
    608-262-6648
    4262 Genetics and Biotechnology Center

    Medical Genetics

    Mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration

  • Wassarman, Karen

    wassarman@bact.wisc.edu
    608-262-8106
    5550 Microbial Sciences Building

    Bacteriology

    Small RNA regulation of gene expression is critical for appropriate cellular response and survival of environmental stress.

  • Wickens, Marvin

    wickens@biochem.wisc.edu
    608-262-8007
    315B Biochemistry

    Biochemistry

    The molecular basis of RNA control: how it is accomplished, integrated and evolves, and how it is used during development and in the brain.

  • Wildonger, Jill

    wildonger@wisc.edu
    608-890-4619
    2204 Biochemical Sciences Building

    Biochemistry

    How neuronal structure and function is shaped by the microtubule cytoskeleton and polarized transport

  • Wolman, Marc

    mawolman@wisc.edu
    213 Zoology Research Building

    Zoology

    Genetic basis of behavior, neural circuit formation and function

  • Yin, Jerry

    jcyin@wisc.edu
    608-262-5014
    3434 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics and Neurology

    We study how the cAMP/PKA/dCREB2 signaling pathway is involved in neuronal function (sleep and memory formation) and dysfunction (neurodegenerative diseases and developmental disabilities).

  • Yu, Jae-hyuk

    jyu1@wisc.edu
    608-262-4696
    3155 Microbial Sciences Building

    Bacteriology and Genetics

    Molecular genetics and genomics of spore formation and mycotoxin biosynthesis in filamentous fungi

  • Zhang, Jing

    Zhang@oncology.wisc.edu
    608-263-1147
    417A McArdle Laboratory

    Oncology

    We use genetically engineered mouse models to study normal and mutant hematopoietic stem cell functions.

  • Zhao, Xinyu

    xzhao69@wisc.edu
    608-263-9906
    T513 Waisman Center

    Neuroscience

    Genetics and epigenetic regulation of neural stem cells and neuronal development

  • Zhong, Xuehua

    xzhong28@wisc.edu
    608-316-4421
    Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, room 2114

    Genetics

    We are interested in understanding the fundamental mechanisms and biological roles of epigenetic modifications of DNA and histones underpinning various biological processes.