One of the UW Carbone Cancer Center members presenting is WID’s Peter Lewis. His work focuses on how genes are turned on and off during embryonic development, and how misregulation in those genes can lead to some childhood cancers.
WID’s world-class faculty are regularly recognized with awards and honors from their departments, campus, agencies, and professional associations. In 2018, researchers at WID have already received awards for outstanding research contributions, service, and work in diversity.
Mark Klein and Peter Lewis were recognized for their cancer research awards from The Ride, sponsored by the UW Carbone Cancer Center, at a recent Wisconsin Men’s Hockey game.
Small World Initiative Includes Hands-On Lab Work Testing Soil
Biomedical engineering professor and Discovery Fellow Kristyn Masters and colleagues identified the early stages of a process that may eventually cause aortic stenosis, a severe narrowing of the aortic valve that reduces blood flow to the body and weakens the heart.
Instructors from eight UW System schools and more than a dozen other colleges and universities are taking a week out of their January break to meet in Madison in search of a crucial discovery — antibiotics.
The Washington Post writes about the harsh realities faced by women and minorities in science presented by WID Director Jo Handelsman at the Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington, D.C.
In August 2017, Randolph Ashton received almost $800,000 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of NIH, to continue a five-year research study of Lou Gehrig’s disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS), after successfully completing its first phase.
CaSP is joining with the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery to amplify its voice on science policy issues. On October 4 in the Discovery Building, they host a panel on improving forensic science policy.
The National Science Foundation has awarded nearly $20 million to a consortium of universities to support a new engineering research center that will develop transformative tools and technologies for the consistent, scalable, and low-cost production of high-quality living therapeutic cells. Several WID investigators are collaborators on the project.
The work being done at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery does not end in the lab or with research publications, and it goes beyond the science and engineering that happens in the Discovery Building every day. WID is more than a collection of researchers — it is a collaborative community …
The new institute, housed at UW–Madison’s Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), will play a key role in the future of data science, developing fundamental techniques for handling increasingly massive data sets in shorter times.
Zhenqiang Ma, Yei Hwan Jung, Michael Phillips, David Gamm, and Shaoqin (Sarah) Gong have developed microstructured scaffold systems that can guide the growth of photoreceptor cells and mimic polarized outer retinal tissue.
Handelsman talks about the global challenges the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery is addressing, where the interdisciplinary research institute has been in its first seven years, and what its future looks like.
Handelsman is one of 34 faculty honored with Vilas professorships supported by the estate of professor, Senator, and Regent William F. Vilas.
Before our valued colleagues ride into the sunset, we wish them a fond farewell and congratulations on their accomplishments.
Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng and Xiaofei Sun have developed a new method of fabricating highly foamed, injection-molded plastic parts.
Erik Wright, an alumnus of WID’s System’s Biology theme, is getting his feet wet as a new faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh. He wrote about his career and vision in Science.
Writing March 20 in the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials, WID Fellow William Murphy describes the use of a variety of plants to create an efficient, inexpensive and scalable technology for making tiny structures that could one day be used to repair muscle, organs and bone using stem cells.
Laura Albert, WID optimization fellow and Associate Professor in Systems and Industrial Engineering speaks to WKOW about March Madness tournament rankings.
University of Wisconsin–Madison industrial engineers, led by Rob Radwin, recently helped the company test how effective its new shock-absorbing hammer is at helping users avoid overuse injuries.
Jo Handelsman began her tenure as Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery on February 1. Shortly before her start date, we sat down with her to talk about the future of WID and the course she intends to set.
The Living Environments Lab gets a shoutout in Isthmus.
Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng and Xiaofei Sun have developed a new method to create foamed, injection-molded plastic blends with significantly increased toughness and ductility compared to conventional foamed parts.
Microbiome researchers bring $8 million in awards annually, which initiative looks to increase through grants.