Brian Yandell

Brian Yandell

Professor

  • Discovery Fellow

Co-lead of Data Science Hub (datascience.wisc.edu). Research on systems genetics.

Jo Handelsman

Jo Handelsman

WID Director

  • WID Faculty

Genetic and biochemical processes underlying interactions within plant and human microbiomes.

Britney Washington

Britney Washington

  • Graduate Student

Cryopreservation's effect on cell isolates and manufactured therapeutic phenotypes

Jennifer Heinritz

Jennifer Heinritz

Lab Manager

  • Research Staff

Handle the comings and goings of the Baum, Handelsman, Vetsigian and Yin labs

Tools for Discovery: Sam Rikkers

Sam Rikkers was born and raised in south central Wisconsin but has managed to make his mark in far-flung places. A graduate of Columbia University with a Master of International Affairs, he has served the Peace Corps in Zambia, earned a Law Degree from the University of Wisconsin and served …

Michael Murrell

Michael Murrell

Assistant Professor

  • Discovery Fellow

Physics and Synthesis of Soft, Active and Biological Matter

Sean Palecek

Sean Palecek

Professor

  • Discovery Fellow

Engineering platforms to regulate human pluripotent stem cell differentiation

Alex Plum

Alex Plum

  • Undergraduate Student

Selecting for the emergence of life-like properties in prebiotic chemical sets

Weaning Crops from Nitrogen Fertilizers: Examining Evolution’s Innovations

WID researcher Sushmita Roy and collaborators at UW­–Madison and the University of Florida will use a $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study how some plants partner with bacteria to create usable nitrogen and to transfer this ability to the bioenergy crop poplar.

Daniel Griffith

Daniel Griffith

  • Undergraduate Student

Study of bacteriophages that target bacteria associated with secondary respiratory infections