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.

Erika Da-Inn Lee

Erika Lee

  • Graduate Student

Developing computational tools to learn the principles of genome organization

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.

Federico Rey

Federico Rey

Associate Professor

  • Discovery Fellow

Gut bacterial metabolism and human health

Ahna Skop

Ahna Skop

Professor

  • Discovery Fellow

Mechanisms that underlie cell division and using scientific art to engage the public

Stefan Pietrzak

Stefan Pietrzak

  • Graduate Student

Transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms regulating cellular differentiation and reprogramming

Sarah Leichter

Sarah Leichter

  • Graduate Student

Epigenetic regulation of chromatin structure

Sean Palecek

Sean Palecek

Professor

  • Discovery Fellow

Engineering platforms to regulate human pluripotent stem cell differentiation

Mara Beebe

Mara Beebe

  • Research Staff

Relationship between microbiome and depression.

Weaning Crops from Nitrogen Fertilizers: Examining Evolution’s Innovations

WID researcher Sushmita Roy and collaborators at UW­–Madison and the University of Florida will use a $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study how some plants partner with bacteria to create usable nitrogen and to transfer this ability to the bioenergy crop poplar.

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

Alexis Lawton

Alexis Lawton

  • Graduate Student

Understanding the mechanisms and biological functions of reversible protein acetylation.

Roy Lab

A computational biology group interested in developing statistical computational methods to understand regulatory networks driving cellular functions. The lab works to identify networks under different environmental, developmental and evolutionary contexts, comparing these networks across contexts, and construct predictive models from these networks.

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.

Denu Lab

Investigating the mechanism and biological function of reversible protein modifications involved in modulating signal transduction, chromatin dynamics, and gene activation and addressing the “Histone Code” hypothesis by beginning to understand histone modification signaling code and its mechanisms and regulation.

James Dowell

Assistant Scientist, Epigenetics

  • Discovery Fellow

Epigenetic mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease

Xuehua Zhong

Associate Professor

  • WID Faculty

Epigenetic regulation of plant traits and environmental adaptation.