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.

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

Mara Beebe

Mara Beebe

  • Undergraduate Student

Relationship between microbiome and depression.

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

Sailendharan Sudakaran

Sailendharan Sudakaran

Madison Microbiome Hub Manager / Multi Omics Hub Coordinat

  • Research Staff

Campus resource to support researchers interested in tackling a broad spectrum of microbiome research

Eric Armstrong

Eric Armstrong

  • Research Staff

Comparative metabolomics; Epigenetics of therapy-resistant prostate cancer

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.

Yin Research Group

Investigating how living organisms cooperate or compete in diverse and changing environments. Methods and perspectives are drawn from many fields, including ecology, evolution, molecular biology, physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. The lab uses data-driven mechanistic and statistical models to predict when microbes or other organisms will persist or perish, with a broad goal of promoting human health through effective management of microbe-host interactions.

Johan Bengtsson-Palme

Johan Bengtsson-Palme

  • Postdoctoral Associate

Effects of antibiotic exposure on invasion, robustness and interactions in microbial communities

Sydney Thomas

  • Graduate Student

Mechanisms that link the gut microbiome to host epigenetic phenotypes