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 (hub.datascience.wisc.edu). Research on systems genetics.

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

  • Research Staff

Relationship between microbiome and depression.

Amanda Hurley

  • Postdoctoral Associate

Genetic determinants of bacterial community stability and invasion

Sailendharan Sudakaran

Sailendharan Sudakaran

Madison Microbiome Hub Manager / Multi Omics Hub Coordinator

  • 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

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.

Sydney Thomas

  • Graduate Student

Mechanisms that link the gut microbiome to host epigenetic phenotypes

Xuehua Zhong

Associate Professor

  • WID Faculty

Epigenetic regulation of plant traits and environmental adaptation.

John Denu

Professor, Multi-Omics Leader

  • WID Faculty

Epigenetic chromatin changes that regulate cell signaling and metabolism

ZhengZheng (Jane) Tang

ZhengZheng Tang

Assistant Professor

  • Discovery Fellow

Developing statistical methods and computational tools for high-throughput omics data.

Multi-Omics Hub

The Multi-Omics Hub will focus on the use of big data about the genes, microorganisms, and metabolites to understand biological systems. WID’s expertise makes it an ideal home for the Epigenetics Initiative for the large campus community that studies the epigenome, and as such WID will organize meetings, seminars, mutli-PI …

John Yin

John Yin

Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor

  • WID Faculty

Forecasting of virus-host growth and infection spread; physical and chemical origins of life