Srikanth Pilla (former postdoc in the Turng Lab) works closely with automotive suppliers, helping them get more mileage from, secure safer rides for and enhance the sustainability of the products they put on the road.
Shaoqin “Sarah” Gong, professor of biomedical engineering; Zachary Morris, professor of human oncology; biomedical engineering postdoctoral researcher Ying Zhang and human oncology researcher Raghava Sriramaneni win one of the WARF Innovation awards for their work, Nanoparticle to Render Tumors More Susceptible to Treatment.
Picket Charlie is an environmental thriller about a US Forestry Ranger who must defend her island reserve of trees from a band of ruthless timber pirates in a near-future world ravaged by climate change. This table read production is a result of WID’s Science to Script Writer in Residency’s inaugural writer, Michael Graf.
David Baum discusses different theories that have been proposed to explain the origin of life and summarizes ongoing work in his laboratory and elsewhere with WPR’s Norman Gilliland.
WID Director, Jo Handelsman speaks to Science Friday’s Ira Flatow about the value of soil and her upcoming book A World Without Soil.
PBS Wisconsin Education profiles Claudia Solís-Lemus and members of her lab as they implement a computer science tool to help “see” sounds of the forest and count how many animals are there.
Nisha Iyer, postdoc in the Ashton Lab; Shin-Tsz (Lucy) Kuo, undergraduate in the Schloss Lab; and Rob Nowak, Discovery Fellow are featured winners this year.
Amanda Hurley will work in the Office of International Health and Biodefense (IHB), which builds global health security through policy advancement.
Astrobiologist Lena Vincent’s TikTok Reaches More Than 50K Followers
The project, part of NIH’s Somatic Cell Genome Editing Program, is a collaboration among Gong and UW-Madison colleagues Krishanu Saha (associate professor of biomedical engineering and cell and gene therapy impact leader at the Grainger Institute) and other UW colleagues.
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.
Researchers from the Neuroimaging Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and Dr. Karen Schloss from Wisconsin Institute for the Discovery at University Wisconsin-Madison have developed the UW Virtual Brain Project, producing unique, interactive, 3D narrated diagrams to help students learn about the structure and function of perceptual systems in the human brain.
Institute for Future Edge Networks and Distributed Intelligence (AI-EDGE) led by Robert Nowak, UW–Madison professor of electrical and computer engineering and researchers at Ohio State.
Claudia Solís-Lemus reveals a clearer picture of the evolutionary interconnectedness of organisms by modeling data, both big and small
WID researcher, Michael Ferris, John P. Morgridge Professor of Computer Sciences and Corey Jackson, assistant professor at the UW–Madison Information School in CDIS, are developing a vaccine fairness recommendation engine that will support equitable decision making about vaccination.
On July 13, hundreds of K-12 students and families from throughout Wisconsin will gather to hear directly from astronauts on the International Space Station through a live video downlink. The 20-minute call from space begins at 10 a.m. (time subject to change).
A new publication from the Xuehua Zhong’s group at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and the genetics department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison clarifies an important epigenetic mechanism in plants that will help researchers better understand the epigenomes of both plants and animals.
Gong’s group at WID and biomedical engineering will engineer a biocompatible cationic polymer, paired with already-approved antibiotics using chemical linkers that respond to specific characteristics of the infected tissues, allowing for disease-specific drug release.
WID’s Xuehua Zhong is among fourteen UW–Madison faculty recently honored with H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowships, which recognize faculty within their first six years from promotion to a tenured position.
WID Director Jo Handelsman on WID’s support for Pride month and LGBTQ+ members of our community.
Three WID undergraduate researchers have been awarded Hilldale Fellowships in 2021, joining 26 other fellows from WID since 2010.
WID’s Sarah Gong is part of a team that developed a micro-molded scaffolding photoreceptor “patch” to be implanted under damaged or diseased retinas, the next step in restoring sight.
A new application of nanomedicine from Shaoqin Gong’s lab, published in Advanced Materials, may be a potent tool in the fight against antimicrobial-resistant infections.
Innovations from associate professor of biostatistics and medical informatics Sushmita Roy can help scientists to better understand evolutionary processes, especially across multiple species and complex gene regulatory networks.
WID Director Jo Handelsman writes in Scientific American about the threat of soil erosion.