Cindy Liu

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  • Undergraduate Student

CRISPR-mediated knock-ins of Polycomb-associated DNA elements in Arabidopsis thaliana

Mackenzie Beam

  • Undergraduate Student

Mechanism that links neurodegenerative diseases to lysosomal and endosomal dysfunction.

Jacobus (Jack) Burger

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  • Graduate Student

Developing biomedical nanomaterials for drug delivery applications

WID alumnus awarded first AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship in the U.S. Department of the Treasury

WID and Saha Lab alumnus, and current postdoc at the Morgridge Institute for Research, Amritava Das anticipates that he will put his engineering and bioscience training to use exploring the sometimes knotty connections between science, national security, and finance.

Harshini Cormaty

  • Graduate Student

Epigenetic mechanisms that control Primordial Germ Cell differentiation in mice

Nan (Yifang) Jiang

  • Graduate Student

Functions of human coronaviruses defective genomes on the range and severity of diseases.

Dan Cappabianca

  • Graduate Student

Novel CAR T Cell therapy development in translational and bench top settings

Human Nature Screening

The the MS Biotechnology program at UW and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery are partnering to screen the documentary film “Human Nature”, an exploration of gene editing and its implications both biological and ethical.

Jie Liu

  • Postdoctoral Associate

Cross talk between DNA methylation and histone modification

Xiaoya Zhang

  • Graduate Student

Epigenetic control of cell identity in development and somatic cell reprogramming.

Tiny Capsules Packed with Gene-Editing Tools Offer Alternative to Viral Delivery of Gene Therapy

An interdisciplinary pair of WID researchers has developed a new nanocapsule delivery method for delivering the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool. The new system could be used for many types of gene therapies.