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 …

Steve Carpenter

Dr. Carpenter has worked on water quality and fisheries problems of Wisconsin’s lakes since 1974. He was a co-founder of the Resilience Alliance for studies of social-ecological change. He served as a co-chair of the …

Peter Carstensen

Peter C. Carstensen is the Fred W & Vi Miller Chair in Law Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Law School. He has a BA from the University of Wisconsin. He earned his LLB at …

Jerry Clark

Jerry Clark has been the Crops and Soils Agent for the Division of Extension in Chippewa County since 1998. He provides educational programming and applied research in agronomy and horticulture focusing on alternative crops, forages, …

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 …

Steven Deller

Steven Deller is Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at UW–Madison and a Community Economic Development Specialist with the UW-Extension. Professor Deller’s long-term research interest includes modeling community and small regional economies in order to …

Irwin Goldman

Irwin Goldman’s research focuses on three main fields of study: horticulture and human health, vegetable crop genetics, and vegetable breeding. Irwin is unavailable for talks until 2025. 

Michaela Hoffelmeyer

In 2023, I joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison as part of the Dairy Innovation Hub-funded faculty. As part of this position, I will be conducting dairy-related research on topics such as robotics, labor, market concentration, …

Leslie Holland

Leslie Holland is an Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist in the department of Plant Pathology at UW-Madison. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Plant Pathology at UC Davis and Washington State University, respectively. The …

Brian Hudelson

Brian Hudelson is affectionately known as “Dr. Death” because of his love of plant diseases. Brian received his BS in Botany, Bacteriology and Molecular Biology, MS in Biometry and PhD in Plant Pathology from the …

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 …

Allison Jonjak

Allison grew up on a cranberry marsh founded by her grandfather in 1939. Studying ag engineering and soil chemistry, she worked with row crop farmers until the University of Wisconsin created a Cranberry Outreach Specialist position. This …

Kristin Krokowski

Kristin has been working in the areas of small scale vegetable production on diversified farms, direct marketing, and produce safety for more than 20 years. She also serves as the Director of the Wisconsin Farmers …

Reba Luiken

Dr. Reba Luiken is an architect of encounters with plants in her role as Executive Director of Allen Centennial Garden. She has a Ph.D. in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, a B.S. in …

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 …

Freya Mowat

Freya Mowat grew up in the UK and attended veterinary school in Bristol and completed her Ph.D in Molecular Genetics at UCL in London. She trained as a veterinary ophthalmologist at Michigan State University in …

Julia Nepper

Dr. Nepper earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina–Wilmington, where she majored in biology and chemistry. She completed her PhD in Biophysics in 2017 at UW–Madison. She worked with Prof. Doug Weibel, …

Todd Newman

Todd P. Newman is an assistant professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an affiliate of the Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science & Technology …

Chuck Nicholson

I am an agricultural economist who contributes core economic perspectives on food system issues relevant to society, often working closely with other disciplines and using integrative systems approaches. My research program focuses on the economics …

Johanna Oosterwyk

Johanna Oosterwyk is the manager of the DC Smith Instructional Greenhouse at UW Madison. She teaches classes in greenhouse management and plant care for the UW Department of Horticulture.

Daniel Phaneuf

Prof. Phaneuf is the Henry C. Taylor Professor of Applied Economics at UW-Madison. His teaching and research are in the area of environmental economics, with emphasis on measuring the economic benefits of improved environmental outcomes. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Kevin Walters

Kevin Walters works in Public Affairs at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) where he has served as a researcher, historian, archivist, and executive communicator since 2011. He completed a PhD in history from the …

Scott Woody

Scott Woody received his PhD in Genetics from the University of Iowa in 1993 and arrived on the UW–Madison campus in 1996. Academic research activities have been quite diverse through appointments in the Genetics where …

Tom Zinnen

Tom Zinnen has been a Biotechnology Extension Specialist since 1991. He also served as a Congressional Science Fellow in 2000–2001, and he was on loan to the National Science Foundation from 2008 to 2010 as …