Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Hires Derrick L. Smith as Development Director

Smith, who also currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Urban League of Greater Madison and as a member of the Agrace Hospice Foundation Board, is responsible for all aspects of the institute’s development efforts including strategic planning, donor relations and stewardship of major gifts.

Cap Times Q&A: Institute for Discovery Director Jo Handelsman Takes Scientific Collaboration to a New Level

“When I came we started thinking about how you generate interdisciplinary work. We took an experimental approach to figuring out whether there are deliberate things that we can do that will encourage truly broad collaborations across disciplines.”

WID Affiliate Victor Zavala Earns Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Zavala was nominated for contributions to the computational strategies applied to advanced control of power systems, and for service to the educational community as an enthusiastic professor and mentor. Three other UW researchers also received the award.

Uncovering a Connection Between Regulators and Genes During Early Neurodevelopment

WID researchers used a collaborative combination of computational and wet lab experimental techniques to find a connection between a transcription factor and a neurodevelopment gene.

Know Your Madisonian: Illumination is Goal of Discovery Hub Director Ginger Contreras

Ginger Ann Contreras, executive director of the Illuminating Discovery Hub at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at UW-Madison, is working to help create science-themed murals in Madison and promote accurate and diverse portrayals of scientists in entertainment.

UW–Madison Researchers Earn Army Research Office Grant to Study Microbial Communication

WID Director Jo Handelsman and biochemistry professor Ophelia Venturelli are part of a multi-university interdisciplinary team awarded a grant to study information transmission in microbial communities and how biological networks communicate.

WID Hubs Launch at Illuminating Connections Event

WID’s new hubs—Data Science, Multi-Omics, and Illuminating Discovery—represent a new path forward for collaborative research projects and fields.

Wisconsin Public Television and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Announce the Timothy William Trout Education Innovation Lab

Gift of $2.1 million from Dr. Monroe and Sandra Trout creates partnership among Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Morgridge Institute for Research, UW-Madison School of Education, and Wisconsin Public Television