Elias DeVoe

Elias DeVoe Headshot

  • Graduate Student

Network biology approaches to understanding long-term survivors of metastatic breast cancer

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.

Keerthana Shankar

  • Graduate Student

Virus-free CAR Natural Killer (CAR) NK cell therapies for solid tumors

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.