Kiley Harju

Kiley Harju

  • Undergraduate Student

Assisting in inducing novel antibiotic production of soil bacteria by applying known antibiotics.

Anna Gregory

  • Kohler Science Fellow @ WID

Pathogenic mechanisms of Clostridioides difficile

Sam Ozminkowski

  • Graduate Student

Bayesian regression for inference of relationships between microbiome and variables of interest

New Effective and Safe Antifungal Isolated from Sea Squirt Microbiome

By combing the ocean for antimicrobials, scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have discovered a new antifungal compound that efficiently targets multi-drug-resistant strains of deadly fungi without toxic side effects in mice. WID postdoc Marc Chevrette is part of the team that published the finding in Science.

Saptarshi Pyne

  • Postdoctoral Associate

Development of computational methods for inference and analysis of biological networks

Andrew Hryckowian

Assistant Professor

  • WID Affiliate

The molecular mechanisms and genetic circuitry underlying microbiome community dynamics

Yunyi Shen

Graduate Assistant

  • Graduate Student

Statistical models that reconstruct the interaction networks among microbes and experimental design

Susan Thibeault

Professor, Diane M. Bless Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology

  • Discovery Fellow

Vocal fold mucosa biology in health and disease

Laura Knoll


  • Discovery Fellow

Molecular analysis of the developmental regulation and virulence of protozoan parasites

Julia Nepper

  • Postdoctoral Associate

Effects of community interactions on microbial physiology

Claudia Solís-Lemus

Assistant Professor

  • WID Faculty

My research involves the development of statistical models to answer biological questions.

Ryan Herringa

Ryan Herringa

Associate Professor

  • Discovery Fellow

Neurodevelopmental mechanisms of stress and mental illness in youth

Martel DenHartog

Martel DenHartog

  • Research Staff

Catalog, analyze, and characterize novel antibiotics from soil bacteria

UW–Madison Researchers Earn Army Research Office Grant to Study Microbial Communication

WID Director Jo Handelsman and biochemistry professor Ophelia Venturelli are part of a multi-university interdisciplinary team awarded a grant to study information transmission in microbial communities and how biological networks communicate.

WID Hubs Launch at Illuminating Connections Event

WID’s new hubs—Data Science, Multi-Omics, and Illuminating Discovery—represent a new path forward for collaborative research projects and fields.