But How Are You Really Feeling? Two Kohler Fellows challenge the way we communicate in exhibition

The How Are You Feeling? is an exhibit created by Kohler Fellows Hong Huo and Kushin Mukherjee that examines the limits of verbal communication through animated imagery. It will be on display at Communication Madison from May 28-June 3, with the opening reception on May 28th from 3-8PM (masks required).

WID alumnus awarded first AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship in the U.S. Department of the Treasury

WID and Saha Lab alumnus, and current postdoc at the Morgridge Institute for Research, Amritava Das anticipates that he will put his engineering and bioscience training to use exploring the sometimes knotty connections between science, national security, and finance.

Kohler Fellows

Marie Christine Kohler Fellows at WID (“Kohler Fellows” for short) are senior graduate or professional students selected on the strength of their commitment and abilities to contribute to transdisciplinary thought. Kohler Fellows work and collaborate in the Institute, connecting graduate students across campus through a range of stimulating events.

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Announces 2023 Cultivating Connections Expo

The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) is excited to announce the 2023 Cultivating Connections expo, to be held on April 12, 2023, from 2:00 – 5:30 pm at the Discovery Building. The expo will feature a panel discussion on the importance of diverse mentorship in STEM, a dance performance from …

Michelle Marji

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  • Graduate Student

Intersections of bodily movement through space, synchrony, emotion, and social equity

2021 Publications

2021 publications from our faculty and fellows during their time at WID are listed below. Please see each publication for additional information. View Additional Publications:

Kris Sankaran

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Assistant Professor

  • Discovery Fellow

Statistical tools for exploring latent variation in microbiological and earth systems data

Learn about bacteria through UW-Madison Ph.D. students’ adult coloring book

Tiffany Harris and Aedan Gardill want people to know that science doesn’t have to be boring.  The two students started working on the project in January as part of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery’s Kohler fellowship. The program joins together graduate students in arts and science fields to create multidisciplinary projects. The two University of Wisconsin-Madison doctoral students completed their coloring book titled “Bacteria & Me” this month, hoping to pique audiences’ interest in learning about microbiology. 

Dawid Maciorowski

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MD-PhD Candidate

  • Graduate Student

Novel CRISPR-based gene editing strategies to investigate treatments for pediatric cancer

Jayaraman Tharmalingam

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  • Postdoctoral Associate

Integrate computational and experimental models of host-pathogen interaction in bacterial infections

Sushrut Karmalkar

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  • Postdoctoral Associate

Designing efficient estimators which are robust to aggressive noise models

Jasper Lee

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  • Postdoctoral Associate

Designing practical, data-efficient algorithms with rigorous guarantees for statistical applications

Antiracism, Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (A-JEDI)

Working Toward Inclusivity in Science Our Philosophy and Guiding Principles The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) is predicated on the bedrock principle, which is supported by research, that human diversity is a pivotal feature of communities that conduct high-impact, interdisciplinary, creative science. To take advantage of the best talent and provide opportunities to …