Alan Attie

Alan Attie’s research focuses on the genetics of diabetes and disorders affecting cholesterol metabolism. His lab takes advantage of natural variation in mouse strains to look for genes that affect these disease processes. He believes …

Allyson Bennett

Allyson Bennett’s research centers on how the interplay between early environments, experiences, and genes contribute to individual variation in psychological and physical health across the lifespan. A longitudinal and multidisciplinary research approach with nonhuman primates …

Jennifer Blazek

Previously, Jennifer worked in UW-Extension as the Dane County Dairy & Livestock Educator and before that in Polk County as the Agriculture Agent. In Extension, Jennifer developed her expertise in farm human resource management, where …

Adam Borger

Adam Borger has worked in the food industry for 14 years as a microbiologist before joining the UW-Madison Food Research Institute. His area of expertise is food microbiology and food safety, focusing on both consumers …

Tom Bryan

Tom Bryan has worked with the GreenHouse Learning Community since 2011 and is currently the program coordinator and greenhouse manager there. He graduated from the Nelson Institute’s Environment and Resources Ph.D. program in 2019 where …

Chuck Czuprynski

Chuck Czuprynski, is Professor and Past Chair of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, and Past Director of the Food Research Institute. His research focuses on the pathogenesis of bacterial pathogens, with …

Irwin Goldman

Irwin Goldman’s research focuses on three main fields of study: horticulture and human health, vegetable crop genetics, and vegetable breeding.

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson and his grassland ecology group study how carbon and nutrients flow into, within, and out of grassland ecosystems. Randy grew up in southern California, played baseball and earned a BS in Environmental Science …

Lisa Johnson

Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in Life Sciences Communication. Prior to that, she worked in the horticulture industry for eight years. She has been …

Nan Li

Li’s research focuses on the dynamics of the science-society-policy interface. Centering around socio-scientific issues related to food, energy, and climate, she examines the evolving nature of media discourse and public opinion. She also studies visual …

Patrick Liesch

Patrick (PJ) Liesch is a statewide entomology specialist and director of the University of Wisconsin Insect Diagnostic Lab (IDL). Every year, the IDL handles over 2,400 insect identification requests from Wisconsin’s farmers, private industry, university …

Kevin Masarik

Kevin Masarik is a groundwater education specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He has assisted tens of thousands of well owners through locally organized well water …

Alfonso Morales

Alfonso Morales, PhD (Northwestern), is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning (College of Letters and Sciences) at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is originally from rural New Mexico with roots in family farming …

Warren Porter

Warren Porter has a deep Wisconsin heritage, since he was born in Madison two blocks from where he works. His parents came from Green Bay in the north and from a farm that had land bought …

Keith Poulsen

Keith Poulsen is a practicing large animal veterinarian at the Morrie Waud Large Animal Hospital at the School of Veterinary Medicine and am the Section Head of Client Services at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. …

Douglas Reinemann

Douglas Reinemann is proud to call Sheboygan his hometown and to have found a place at the University of Wisconsin, where the boundaries of the University are the boundaries of the state. His work as …

C. Dustin Rubinstein

Dustin Rubinstein is the Director of the Advanced Genome Editing Laboratory within the UW-Madison Biotechnology Center. As the leader of the CRISPR-focused core laboratory, he collaborates with hundreds of investigators to effectively drive their work …

Eric Sandgren

Eric Sandgren was born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin, and then spent eight very enjoyable years as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. After receiving Veterinary and PhD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania …

Christine Seroogy

Christine Seroogy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Christine grew up in Green Bay and received a BS in Microbiology from UW–Madison. She completed her medical education at the University of Minnesota, …

John Shutske

Currently Not accepting Talk Requests John Shutske is a professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Biological Systems Engineering. Professor Shutske has 32 years of experience working as a …

Claudia Solis-Lemus

Claudia Solis-Lemus grew up in Mexico City, where she completed her undergraduate work at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico in Actuarial Sciences and Applied Mathematics. Claudia received her Ph.D. in Statistics at the University …

Dean Sommer

Dean has worked at the Center for Dairy Research for the last 19 years, serving as a technical resource to Wisconsin cheese manufacturers and their customers. Prior to that Dean worked for 18 years at …

Edgar Spalding

Edgar Spalding grew up in rural Nova Scotia and became deeply interested in nature, and a life-long birder (including photography). But, in college he became interested less in nature and more in the physical and …

Glen Stanosz

Glen prefers in-person talks. Glen Stanosz is a Wisconsin native and Professor of Tree and Forest Health at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research group studies the biology and management of tree diseases caused by …

Paul Stoy

Paul Stoy studies the interaction between land management and climate and is increasingly interested in regional climate processes. He obtained his undergraduate degrees from the UW-Madison and graduate degree from Duke University and was a …

Cathy Techtmann

Cathy is a Professor of Community Resource Development and an Environmental Outreach State Specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Extension. She specializes in environmental interpretation, communication, and leadership development that make environmental issues “come alive” for …

Steve Ventura

Steve Ventura is the Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies and Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW). He was Chair of the Agroecology Program, and the Director of the Land Tenure …