Federico Rey

Federico Rey

Assistant 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.

Spencer Haws

Spencer Haws

  • Graduate Student

Regulation of histone methylation via the sensing of methyl-donor metabolite availability.

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.

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 …

Rupa Sridharan

Rupa Sridharan

Associate Professor

  • WID Faculty

Epigenetic control of cell identity in pluripotency, development and disease

Sushmita Roy

Sushmita Roy

Associate Professor

  • WID Faculty

Computational methods to model cellular networks

Inference and Evolutionary Analysis of Genome-Scale Regulatory Networks in Large Phylogenies

In a paper in Cell Systems, Sushmita Roy and colleagues develop a probabilistic graphical model-based method, multi-species regulatory network learning that uses a phylogenetic framework to infer regulatory networks in multiple species simultaneously.