Talia Sankari

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330 North Orchard Street, Room 3235E-2
Madison WI 53715
Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers
Joined WID: 2019

Methods of chemical ecosystem selection which may have led to the origins of life on prebiotic Earth


Talia is originally from the suburbs of Chicago, but has lived in Madison for the last 5 years. She completed her undergrad at UW-Madison, where she studied Anthropology with a certificate in European Studies. She is currently studying to earn her Master's of Science in Bacteriology at UW-Madison. She has been with the Baum lab since 2019, where she conducts research experiments into the chemical origins of life. In her free time, Talia enjoys hiking, fishing, and camping around Wisconsin and is an avid reader.


  • BS, Anthropology, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Certificate of European Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • MS, Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin–Madison (in progress)