The Marie Christine Kohler Fellows are proud to announce the opening of the “Genetic Symphonies: The Building Hox of Life” exhibit, currently located at the UW–Madison Genetics Department. Graduate students Katharine Hubert and Sharon Tang created the interactive Art+Science Fusion exhibit at UW Makerspace during their participation in the Marie Christine Kohler Fellowship at the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery (WID).
INTEGRATE is a new unique, interdisciplinary program in WID that can train graduate students to consider both the technical and societal challenges of introducing robots into the workplace.
Climate Change Coalition of Door County is focusing on soil during its 10th-anniversary celebration, The World We Make and is excited to have Dr. Handelsman as the event’s guest and speaker on September 20th n Bailey’s Harbor, WI. She will talk about soil’s role as a powerful carbon reducer, sustainable farming policies and practices to reduce soil erosion.
New computation tools described in a recent study published in Nature Communications, may provide key insights that will aid researchers to construct a more precise view of what drives cellular identity. “We are trying to understand the causal mechanisms of how cells transition from one state, e.g., a pluripotent state to a more differentiated state, e.g. a skin or nerve cell and vice versa. We want to know how different normal cell types emerge and what might lead to cells becoming aberrant.” says Sushmita Roy. To gain such an understanding “we are developing computational tools that can integrate large-scale molecular profiles measured for each individual cell in a population of thousands of cells to define these GRNs” says Roy.
WID’s Science to Street Art proudly announces the completion of a vibrant new mural in downtown Madison. Wisconsin artist Kiba Freeman, designed and painted the science art fusion mural entitled “Carbon Cycle.” The mural is available for all to see on 318 West Gorham Street, Madison WI.
John Denu, is named recipient of the Katherine Berns Van Donk Steenbock Professorship in Nutrition.
The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery proudly announces the selection of Krishanu Saha, associate professor of biomedical engineering, as a recipient of the prestigious 2023 H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship.
Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society that is open to students across disciplines, recognizes the achievements of the most outstanding students in every school and college at UW–Madison.
Congratulations Jo Handelsman! The National Academy of Sciences was founded in 1863 as a result of an Act of Congress that was approved by Abraham Lincoln, the NAS is charged with “providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology and provide scientific advice to the government ‘whenever called upon’ by any government department.”
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 …
Scientists worldwide are using authentic research experiences to engage college students in discovering new antibiotics. The Tiny Earth initiative, based at the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery, has already trained thousands of students in 30 countries. Congressionally Directed Community Project Funds will now provide $1 million to expand the program and reach even more students. This was part of the $1.7 trillion federal spending package that was signed into law by President Biden in December 2022.
“I aim to create an environment where students can ask questions, make mistakes, and learn to move past them.”
Network of students, professors, researchers intertwine anti-racism curriculum, research to solve antibiotic resistance crisis
She will host a hands-on workshop to improve academic, creative, or professional writing practices, leaving participants more productive and less stressed.
With the goal of highlighting Latinx scientists for other scientists as well as Latinx children, Solís-Lemus co-created El Zoominario, an online seminar series aimed at the general public.
Yin and collaborating researchers are building the model to investigate how the nervous system and urinary tract are connected.
May’s work will focus on developing computer models of electrical and cellular interactions to establish metrics for efficient data flow through these systems.
UW–Madison’s three new fellows–Susan Hagness, Jo Handelsman, and Justin Wilson–bring the university’s total representation to 15.
From high school dropout to PhD: The unlikely journey of student commencement speaker and Saha Lab member Kirstan Gimse
A multilayered mural painted in bold colors now hangs in the atrium of the Discovery Building, depicting the many facets of STEM research and inspiring new generations to engage in science. Painted QR codes make the mural interactive, drawing the viewer into the stories of renowned and lesser known Wisconsin scientists whose contributions have shaped society.New interactive mural invites exploration and engagement with science
Dr. Krishanu Saha along with Dr. Christian Capitini, is working to produce CAR T cells that could deliver results in solid tumors, using gene editing rather than a viral method to manufacture them.
WID Announces WID100 Research Advancement and Student Conference Travel Grant Recipients. The Research Advancement Grant for $5,000 was awarded to the John Yin Lab for their innovative research. The WID100 Student Conference Travel Grant is funding $1000 each to four outstanding graduate students to travel to scientific meetings for the academic year 2022-23.
Dr. Schloss has earned tenure in the Department of Psychology. She studies color cognition, color preferences, visual reasoning, and information visualization.
Randolph Ashton, an associate professor of biomedical engineering, is co-founder of Neurosetta, a startup company built around technology for modeling human brain and spinal cord development that emerged from his research lab.
WID’s Randolph Ashton is developing a method for “scalable and cost-effective screening” of various chemical compounds on the brain and spinal cord. The new company is Neurosetta.