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Fast Facts

Year founded: 2010

Number of core faculty: 19

Number of affiliated faculty: ~40

Number of faculty, staff, and students: ~350

Mission: The mission of WID is to discover and inspire through interdisciplinary research conducted in a dynamic, collaborative community. WID advances frontiers of knowledge, accelerates development of solutions, and engages the State of Wisconsin through interdisciplinary research.

Expertise: WID has research strengths in complex systems, data science, emerging technologies, and precision medicine. WID is also home to campus hubs in Data Science, Multi-Omics (including Epigenetics and Microbiome), and Illuminating Discovery. See all WID labs.

LeadershipJo Handelsman, Ph.D., Professor, Plant Pathology, WID Director (2017-present)

Press contact:, 608-316-4325



WID Logo (for web use)


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