New Technology for Controlling Neural Tissue Manufacturing

A paper published in eLife this week by an interdisciplinary team at WID describes new methods for reproducibly manufacturing brain and spinal cord organoids with strict control over morphogenic and developmental processes.

Molly Carroll

Molly Carroll

  • Postdoctoral Associate

Application of computational models to predict cancer prognostics from proteomics and secretomics

Micah Dombroe

Micah Dombroe

Lab Manager

  • Research Staff

Genomic DNA sequencing and viral production. Facilitate various administrative functions.

Xianghui Xu

Xianghui Xu

Research Scientist

  • WID Affiliate

Bioinspired macromolecular and supramolecular strategy for advanced biomaterials.

Min Zhu

MIn Zhu

  • Graduate Student

Nanoparticles for delivery of therapeutic agents and with gene-editing

Ryan Aturaliya

  • Undergraduate Student

Treating ePTFE grafts to mimic the characteristics of human blood vessels.

Jo Handelsman

Jo Handelsman

WID Director

  • WID Faculty

Genetic and biochemical processes underlying interactions within plant and human microbiomes.

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.

Louise Saraspe

Louise Saraspe

  • Undergraduate Student

In vitro modeling of CAR T cell cytotoxicity, activation, and exhaustion

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.

Kaivalya Molugu

Kaivalya Molugu

  • Graduate Student

Biophysical regulation of cellular reprogramming