Laboratory of Genetics Faculty

  • Philip Anderson

    Anderson, Philip

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

    Genetics

    Molecular genetics of C. elegans 

  • 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.

  • Qiang Chang

    Chang, Qiang

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

    Medical Genetics and Neurology

    DNA methylation-dependent epigenetic regulation of brain functions

  • 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.

  • Akihiro Ikeda

    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.

  • Allen Laughon

    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.

  • 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.

  • Patrick Masson

    Masson, Patrick

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

    Genetics

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

  • Kate O'Connor-Giles

    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.

  • Bret Payseur

    Payseur, Bret

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

    Medical Genetics

    Genetics of speciation, genetics of adaptive evolution, recombination

  • Francisco Pelegri

    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

  • 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

  • Tomas Prolla

    Prolla, Tomas

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

    Genetics and Medical Genetics

    DNA repair, cancer and the aging process 

  • David Schwartz

    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.

  • Ahna Skop

    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

  • Xin Sun

    Sun, Xin

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

    Medical Genetics

    Genetics of Mammalian Development and Disease

  • Wassarman

    Wassarman, David

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

    Medical Genetics

    Mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration

  • Jerry Yin

    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).

  • zhong

    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.