Randolph Ashton Continues Research into Causes of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

In August 2017, Randolph Ashton received almost $800,000 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of NIH, to continue a five-year research study of Lou Gehrig’s disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS), after successfully completing its first phase.

UW-Madison to be Partner in Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies

The National Science Foundation has awarded nearly $20 million to a consortium of universities to support a new engineering research center that will develop transformative tools and technologies for the consistent, scalable, and low-cost production of high-quality living therapeutic cells. Several WID investigators are collaborators on the project.

Nisakorn Yodsanit

Nisakorn Yodsanit

  • Graduate Student

Nanomedicine or nanomaterials for biomedical applications.

Wendy Crone

Wendy Crone

Karen Thompson Medhi Professor

  • Discovery Fellow

Solid mechanics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology

Sridharan Lab

The main scientific focus of the lab is in defining how the epigenome controls cell identity. We want to know how non-genetic information controls functional specialization of a cell and use this knowledge to direct efficient conversion of desired cell types with the ultimate goal of improving stem cell based therapy.

Gong Lab

Prof. Gong’s research group focuses on the design, synthesis/fabrication, and characterization of novel materials and devices. Many of their ongoing projects are multidisciplinary, bridging engineering with materials science, chemistry, and life sciences. Some of their efforts include multifunctional drug/agent nanocarriers for the combined delivery of therapeutic and diagnostic agents which can be used to treat and diagnose various types of diseases. Her group also studies multifunctional polymer nanocomposites for various applications including flexible electronics, supercapacitors, and nanogenerators.

Turng Lab

The Turng lab works with injection molding and innovative plastics manufacturing processes (such as microcellular injection molding / MuCell process), pioneering materials (biobased polymers, nanocomposites, electro-active polymers (EAPs), etc.), and intelligent modeling and process control (computer-aided engineering (CAE), numerical simulation, design and process optimization, intelligent injection molding control, and Internet-based collaboration) to advance the science and manufacturing techniques surrounding tissue engineering scaffolds.

Amr Abdeen

  • Postdoctoral Associate

CRISPR-Cas9 Delivery

Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng

Kuo K. and Cindy F. Wang Professor, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor

  • WID Faculty

Bridging engineering and life sciences for manufacturing of cell-/tissue-based therapeutic products

Shaoqin (Sarah) Gong

Sarah Gong

Kellett Mid-Career Award 2018-2023
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor

  • WID Faculty

Creating nanomedicines and nanomaterials for human health and sustainable energy applications.

Krishanu Saha

Kris Saha

Associate Professor

  • WID Faculty

Human cell engineering including CRISPR gene editing and epigenetic reprogramming; science & society