Portrait Photograph of Vatsan Raman

Vatsan Raman

Assistant Professor

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences | Department of Biochemistry

Hometown: Baroda, India

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 a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School. He obtained his Ph.D at the University of Washington in Seattle.


Phage-Bacteria Interactions in Space

Phages are viruses that infect bacteria. Phages are the most abundant living entity on the planet. The basic goal of our project is to understand how radiation and microgravity in space impact interactions between phages and bacteria. Our long-term goal is to understand and customize microbiomes for space travel.