David Baum

David A. Baum is Professor (and former Chair) in the Botany Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he conducts research in evolutionary biology, plant genetics, and the origin and early evolution of life. He …

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 …

Uwe Bergmann

Uwe Bergmann is a Professor in the Physics Department of UW-Madison. He specializes on the development and application of novel X-ray techniques based on the most powerful x-ray sources. He has studies ancient manuscripts including …

Robert Bohanan

Dr. Robert Bohanan, an ecologist with 30 years of experience in teaching, research, and outreach, most of which has included citizen science research and education. Robert’s research interests have included: sunfish and zooplankton, changes in …

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 …

Corinna Burger

Corinna Burger is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research program focuses on studying the molecular biology of learning and memory, and genetic mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders. Her lab uses …

Richard Burgess

Richard prefers virtual talks. Dr. Richard R. Burgess is James D. Watson Emeritus Prof. of Oncology at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research at UW–Madison. He founded the UW Biotechnology Center in 1984 and was …

Joshua Calhoun

Joshua Calhoun is an Associate Professor of English at the UW-Madison who specializes in Shakespeare, 16th- and 17th-century poetry, and the history of media. As a Faculty Affiliate at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, …

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 …

Susan Carpenter

Susan Carpenter is the Native Plant Garden curator and gardener at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum. Since 2003, she has worked with students and community volunteers to maintain and monitor a 4-acre garden representing the …

Nathaniel Chin

Nathaniel Chin, MD, recently joined the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) as Director of Medical Services. Dr. Chin grew up in Watertown, Wisconsin, and earned undergraduate and medical degrees from UW–Madison. He completed an …

Joshua Coon

Professor Coon develops and applies chemical instrumentation to measure proteins and metabolites in biological systems – including humans. His latest project is to embed such technology into a toilet to make real-time measurements of urine …

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 …

Timothy Donohue

Timothy Donohue directs Great Lakes Bioenergy, a Department of Energy funded grant that seeks to produce green diesel and other fuels plus chemicals from non-food plant material. Success in this activity can develop new uses …

Kevin Eliceiri

Kevin Eliceiri is Director of the Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation (LOCI), and permanent principal investigator in the Laboratory for Cell and Molecular Biology (LCMB) in the Graduate School at UW–Madison. Eliceiri is also …

Peter Favreau

Peter Favreau is a recent Madison transplant, having completed his Ph.D. in Biophotonics from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison …

Jason Fletcher

Jason prefers in-person talks. Jason Fletcher is a Romnes Professor of Public Affairs with appointments in Sociology, Agricultural and Applied Economics and Population Health Sciences as well as the Director of the Center for Demography …

J. Jay Fruehling

Jay is the manager of the Wisconsin Brain Donor Program (WBD) within the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The WBDP brain bank aligns with a number of large, longitudinal research studies (ADRC) to help seek …

Simon Gilroy

Dr. Simon Gilroy is a professor in the Botany Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research is on how plants sense and respond to their environment. He works extensively with NASA on understanding how …

Tony Goldberg

Tony Goldberg focuses on the ecology, epidemiology and evolution of infectious disease. He endeavors to understand how pathogens in dynamic ecosystems are transmitted among hosts, across landscapes, and over time. Tony is involved in a …

Irwin Goldman

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

Ilia Guzei

Ilia Guzei obtained his Masters at Moscow State University in 1992, and his PhD in Chemistry at Wayne State University in 1996. He has worked as a crystallographer since and has authored or co-authored over …

John Hawks

John Hawks has traveled across Africa, Europe and Asia in his research into our origins and evolution. He helped to show that our evolution has rapidly accelerated during the last 10,000 years, and is now …

Brad Herrick

Brad Herrick holds a B.A. in Biology from Luther College and an M.S. in Ecosystems Studies from UW-Green Bay. He is the ecologist and research program manager at the UW-Madison Arboretum. His research interests include …

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 …

Jan Huisken

Jan Huisken received his PhD in Physics from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg. He was trained as a physicist but has worked in developmental biology using his expertise in microscopy. He has been a postdoc at UCSF …

Joshua Hyman

Joshua Hyman’s current position is Director of the DNA Synthesis and Sequencing Facility at the UW–Madison Biotechnology Center. His formal training includes a doctorate in genetics (Penn State University), an MBA (University of Washington–Seattle), and …

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 …

Betul Kacar

Dr. Betül Kaçar is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she leads a NASA-funded astrobiology research center and her own molecular paleobiology laboratory. Across research endeavors, Kaçar explores fundamental questions about how life …

Ronald Kalil

Ronald Kalil has a PhD degree in neuroscience from M.I.T. He joined the UW–Madison faculty in September of 1973 and established the Neuroscience training Program, the campus-wide graduate program in neuroscience. He directed the Program …

Michael Koenigs

Dr. Koenigs is a UW neuroscientist who studies how our brains generate our personalities. In particular, Dr. Koenigs studies how dysfunction in certain brain circuits can give rise to problems controlling emotion, decision-making, and social …

Bret Larget

Bret Larget is Professor in the Departments of Statistics and of Botany at UW–Madison. His research interests include collaborations with biologists from many fields and, in particular, the development of statistical methods to better understand …

Jordana Lenon

Jordana Lenon, B.S. ’84 UW–Madison, has worked in biomedical research communications at UW–Madison since the mid-1990s, when UW–Madison scientist James Thomson became the first in the world to successfully isolate and culture nonhuman primate embryonic …

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 …

Richard (Rick) Lindroth

Rick Lindroth is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and former Associate Dean for Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a broadly trained ecologist, with expertise in global change ecology (including climate change), biodiversity, plant-insect …

Alexandra Linz

Alex Linz is post-doctoral researcher at the UW-affiliated Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center. Born and raised in Wisconsin, she is passionate about the natural world, both seen and unseen. Alex researches ways to use microbes …

David Lovelace

Dave Lovelace is a vertebrate paleontologist specializing in Triassic-aged rocks of the Rocky Mountain West (252-201 million years ago). He joined the UW Geology Museum team as a research scientist after completing his PhD at …

John J. Magnuson

John J. Magnuson is an aquatic ecologist and limnologist with a special interest in fish and fisheries ecology. His training is in fish and wildlife management, zoology, and oceanography. Current interests include: long-term ecological research …

Kristyn Masters

Kristyn Masters is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She earned her B.S. from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. from Rice University, both in Chemical …

Katherine McMahon

Katherine McMahon has earned a BS/MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and received her PhD at University of California Berkeley. She arrived in Madison 2003 and will never leave, …

Laura Muehlbauer

Laura Muehlbauer is an Analytical Chemistry PhD student in the Chemistry Department. Laura earned her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Her …

Kevin Myers

Kevin Myers is an Assistant Scientist at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He obtained his PhD in microbiology studying anaerobic growth of bacteria at UW-Madison and performed post-doctoral research …

Nicole Nelson

Nicole Nelson is an Assistant Professor in the History department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research examines scientists’ assumptions about the natural world and how these assumptions shape scientific practice. She also does research on …

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, …

Karen Oberhauser

Karen Oberhauser is the Director of the UW-Madison Arboretum. Along with dozens of students and colleagues, she has conducted research on several aspects of monarch butterfly ecology. In 1996, she started a nationwide Citizen Science …

Sean Palecek

Sean Palecek graduated from the University of Delaware, majoring in chemical engineering with a minor in biology. He began graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working with Doug Lauffenburger in the Department of …

Brian Pfleger

Brian received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University in 2000. and earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2005 from the University of California-Berkeley under the supervision of Jay Keasling. Brian’s thesis …

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. …

Tongcheng Qian

Tongcheng Qian graduated from Peking University in Beijing, China with the major of Biomedical Engineering. Currently he is a postdoctoral fellow at the Morgridge Institute for Research. His research is focused on human pluripotent stem …

Vatsan Raman

Vatsan Raman’s lab research interests lie at the intersection of technology development, molecular engineering and systems biology. His lab studies how changes in sequence affects function of biological molecules. Prior to joining UW-Madison, Vatsan was …

Matthew Regan

Matthew has recently moved to Madison to work with UW’s Dr. Hannah Carey, a world-renowned hibernation expert. Together, they are exploring the metabolic tricks that allow some animals to hibernate for months at a time, …

Lauren Riters

Lauren Riters is a Professor in the area of Behavioral Neuroscience in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She received a PhD in Psychology in the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience …

Paul Robbins

Paul Robbins, a native of Denver Colorado and UW–Madison alumnus, holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, along with a master’s degree and doctorate in geography, both from Clark University. As director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental …

Warren Rose

Warren Rose is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests and expertise in acute bacterial infections include antimicrobial pharmacology, resistance and virulence, and host-pathogen interactions. He holds …

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 …

Krishanu Saha

Professor Saha teaches biomedical engineering, genomics and ethics. In addition to running a research lab at the UW-Madison, he is currently leading two national centers on CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing.

Anjalie Schlaeppi

After getting her Bachelor and Master degrees in Biology from the University of Geneva Switzerland, Anjalie moved to Dresden, Germany to pursue a PhD in the field of light sheet microscopy in the lab of …

Titus Seilheimer

Titus Seilheimer has been a fisheries specialist with Wisconsin Sea Grant since 2012 where he leads research, outreach, and education activities focused on Great Lakes fisheries and ecosystems. He has a B.A. in Biology from …

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, …

Ahna Skop

Ahna Skop, an Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics has been at UW–Madison since 2004. Her lab seeks to understand the molecular mechanisms that underlie cell polarity and cell division during embryonic development using …

Kurt Sladky

Kurt K. Sladky, MS, DVM, Dipl. ACZM: Received his MS and DVM from UW–Madison and completed a Residency in Zoological Medicine at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a Diplomate of …

Charles Snowdon

Charles prefers in-person talks. Dr. Charles Snowdon has studied behavior of non-human primates in captivity and the wild for more than 35 years and has pioneered non-invasive ways to study animals. More recently he has …

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 …

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 …

Sandra Splinter BonDurant

Sandra Splinter BonDurant earned her BS in Bacteriology from UW–Madison and later her MS in Molecular Biology from UW–Parkside. Sandra worked as a Cellular and Molecular Biologist at Abbott Lab in Chicago for nine years …

Julie Stamm

Dr. Julie Stamm brings a unique perspective on the issues of repetitive head impacts in youth sports as a scientist and expert in the field, an anatomist with knowledge of childhood development throughout the body …

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 …

Karen Strier

Strier is an international authority in primate behavioral ecology and conservation. Her ongoing field study on the critically endangered muriqui monkeys of Brazil spans 38 years and is the longest field study of this species …

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 …

Stanley Temple

Stanley (Stan) Temple is the Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology and former Chairman of the Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development Program in the Gaylord Nelson Institute for …

Carol Van Hulle

Dr. Van Hulle received her Ph.D. in psychology with an emphasis in quantitative genetics from the University of Colorado. She is now an academic staff scientist with the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Her research focuses …

John Williams

John (Jack) Williams is Professor in Geography and a former director of the Center for Climatic Research at UW-Madison. He studies climate change and ecosystem responses to changing climates, using the end of the last …

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 …

Jerry Yin

Jerry Yin received his BA from Princeton University, his PhD from UW-Madison (molecular biology), and did post-doctoral work at MIT and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He was promoted to Assistant Professor at Cold Spring Harbor …

John Yin

John Yin is a faculty member at UW-Madison, where he teaches courses in chemical and biological engineering. Outside of the classroom, he and his student co-workers pursue two main questions: what are plausible mechanisms for …

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 …