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.

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.

Susan Thibeault

Professor, Diane M. Bless Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology

  • Discovery Fellow

Vocal fold mucosa biology in health and disease

Chenglong (Belong) Yu

  • Visiting Scholar

Focusing on the researches of small-diameter vascular grafts and rapid endothelialization

Huaguang Yang

  • Postdoctoral Associate

Polymer Processing, Polymer Foaming, Composites, Injection molding and innovative plastics manufacturing processes

Josh Rawlins

Josh Rawlins

  • Graduate Student

Human cell engineering including CRISPR gene editing and epigenetic reprogramming

Shivani Saxena

  • Graduate Student

Engineering cells and organism via genome editing and studying the delivery method for CRISPR/Cas9

Xu He

Xu He

  • Undergraduate Student

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.

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.

Micah Dombroe

Micah Dombroe

Lab Manager

  • Research Staff

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