Mackenzie Beam

  • Undergraduate Student

Mechanism that links neurodegenerative diseases to lysosomal and endosomal dysfunction.

Jacobus (Jack) Burger

Jack Burger headshot

  • Graduate Student

Developing biomedical nanomaterials for drug delivery applications

UW Researchers Partner with US Department of Defense to Develop Stem Cell Therapy for Combat-Related Eye Injuries

Using an ingenious microscopic retinal patch, eye researchers at UW‒Madison will develop and test a new way to treat United States military personnel blinded in combat. WID’s Sarah Gong is a collaborator on the project.

Randolph Ashton and Collaborators Win WARF Innovation Award

WID’s Randolph Ashton, Gavin Knight, Benjamin Knudsen, and Nisha Iyer take top honors from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation’s Innovation Awards. Their work, Superior Neural Tissue Models for Disease Modeling, Drug Development and More, was selected from more than 400 innovation disclosures.

New Effective and Safe Antifungal Isolated from Sea Squirt Microbiome

By combing the ocean for antimicrobials, scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have discovered a new antifungal compound that efficiently targets multi-drug-resistant strains of deadly fungi without toxic side effects in mice. WID postdoc Marc Chevrette is part of the team that published the finding in Science.

Saptarshi Pyne

  • Postdoctoral Associate

Development of computational methods for inference and analysis of biological networks

Dan Cappabianca

  • Graduate Student

Novel CAR T Cell therapy development in translational and bench top settings

Brady Lundin

  • Graduate Student

Creating and utilizing neural tissue engineering platforms for the study of clinical disease.

Human Nature Screening

The the MS Biotechnology program at UW and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery are partnering to screen the documentary film “Human Nature”, an exploration of gene editing and its implications both biological and ethical.

Tiny Capsules Packed with Gene-Editing Tools Offer Alternative to Viral Delivery of Gene Therapy

An interdisciplinary pair of WID researchers has developed a new nanocapsule delivery method for delivering the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool. The new system could be used for many types of gene therapies.

Claudia Solís-Lemus

Assistant Professor

  • WID Faculty

My research involves the development of statistical models to answer biological questions.

Uncovering a Connection Between Regulators and Genes During Early Neurodevelopment

WID researchers used a collaborative combination of computational and wet lab experimental techniques to find a connection between a transcription factor and a neurodevelopment gene.

Ryan Herringa

Ryan Herringa

Associate Professor

  • Discovery Fellow

Neurodevelopmental mechanisms of stress and mental illness in youth

Amulya Suresh

Amulya Suresh

  • Undergraduate Student

CRISPR-Cas9 Strategy to Generate DOT1L-Deficient Embryonic Stem Cells to Study Pluripotency