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

Josh Pultorak

Josh Pultorak

Instructor, Tiny Earth

  • Research Staff

Interdisciplinary undergraduate science education with an emphasis on experimental biology.

Xuehua Zhong

Associate Professor

  • WID Faculty

Epigenetic regulation of plant traits and environmental adaptation.

Lauren Michael

Lauren Michael

Research Computing Facilitator, Center for High Throughput Computing

  • Discovery Fellow

Facilitating compute-driven transformations to research projects via personalized consulting.

Stories

The important work done in WID’s collaborative network does not end with publication in scientific journals. A key part of WID’s mission is to share our discoveries with our community and the world — here, we tell the story of our unique approach to scientific inquiry, our connections on campus and …

Kohler Fellows

Marie Christine Kohler Fellows at WID (“Kohler Fellows” for short) are senior graduate or professional students selected on the strength of their commitment and abilities to contribute to transdisciplinary thought. Kohler Fellows work and collaborate in the Institute, connecting graduate students across campus through a range of stimulating events.

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 …

Ross Tredinnick

Ross Tredinnick

Systems Programmer

  • Research Staff

Immersive visualization, 3D environment scanning, virtual reality research and development

Kevin Ponto

Kevin Ponto

Associate Professor, Emerging Technologies Hub Leader

  • WID Faculty

Use virtual reality to simulate the experience of real-life spaces for real-world outcomes.

Catalysts for Science Policy

Catalysts for Science Policy (CaSP) (1) educate graduate students about science policy and emphasize the importance of increasing scientist participation in science policy issues, both local and national, (2) increase graduate student awareness of various science policy careers and provide opportunities to help them become better candidates for these positions, and (3) communicate relevant science topics to government and funding agencies, and to the non-scientist community in Madison.

Randolph Ashton

Randy Ashton

Associate Professor

  • WID Faculty

Engineering brain and spinal cord tissues ex vivo using human pluripotent stem cells

Catching up: UW-Madison, Sheriff’s Office team up to study 3-D crime-scene tools

Kevin Ponto, a Principal Investigator in the Living Environments Lab is partnering with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office on a two-year, federally funded study to measure the effectiveness of virtual reality tools and 3-D-capture technology on crime scene investigations.