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

Evan Cory

Evan Cory

  • Undergraduate Student

Disease modeling using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing and directed differentiation of human stem cells

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

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.

Yin Research Group

Investigating how living organisms cooperate or compete in diverse and changing environments. Methods and perspectives are drawn from many fields, including ecology, evolution, molecular biology, physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. The lab uses data-driven mechanistic and statistical models to predict when microbes or other organisms will persist or perish, with a broad goal of promoting human health through effective management of microbe-host interactions.