Students Search for New Antibiotics in Initiative that Brings Real Science to Classrooms

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: At a recent training event, teachers from Milwaukee Public Schools were joined by a teacher from New York Public Schools, a middle school teacher from Oak Creek, and even a researcher planning to bring the program back to his home university in India.

Sarah Stevens

Sarah Stevens

Data Science Hub Facilitator

  • Research Staff

Facilitating connections and training researchers in data science.

Shruthi Magesh

Shruthi Magesh

Visiting Undergraduate, Handelsman Lab

  • Alumni

Genetic analysis of microbial community assembly and invasion.

Rajendhran Jeyaprakash

Rajendhran Jeyaprakash

Visiting Scholar, Handelsman Lab

  • Alumni

Microbial Genomics, Metagenomics, and Human Microbiomics

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.

Federico Rey

Federico Rey

Assistant Professor

  • Discovery Fellow

Gut bacterial metabolism and human health

Cora Allen-Coleman

Cora Allen-Coleman

Visiting Graduate Assistant, Handelsman Lab

  • Alumni

Interspecies interactions in microbial communities

Mara Beebe

Mara Beebe

  • Undergraduate Student

Relationship between microbiome and depression. Small World Initiative.

Weipeng Zhou

Weipeng Zhou

  • Undergraduate Student

Focus on the development and application of statistical tools for high-dimensional "omics" data

Amanda Hurley

Amanda Hurley

  • Postdoctoral Associate

Genetic determinants of bacterial community stability and invasion

Andrew Merluzzi

Andrew Merluzzi

  • Kohler Fellows @ WID

Brain imaging, neuropsychological testing, and biomarker research in early Alzheimer's disease.

Eric Armstrong

Eric Armstrong

  • Research Staff

Comparative metabolomics; Epigenetics of therapy-resistant prostate cancer

Jagadeeswaran Deventhiran

Jagadeeswaran Deventhiran

Postdoc, Yin Lab

  • Alumni

Synergistic effect between pathogenic bacteria and Rhinovirus in asthma exacerbations

Manuel Garavito

Manuel Garavito

  • Postdoctoral Associate

Genetic bases of multi-species bacterial communities

Vetsigian Lab

Dynamics of microbial interactions in natural and synthetic microbial communities. The lab develops protocols for quantifying the community dynamics at the phenotypic and genetic levels, and seek simplified theoretical models that reproduce aspects of the experimentally measured dynamics.

Handelsman Lab

Understanding diversity in microbial communities and their role in infectious disease; in particular, the genetic basis for stability of microbial communities, the role of a gut community as a source of opportunistic pathogens, and the soil microbial community as a source of new antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes.