News & Awards

*  Ahna Skop selected as Kavli Frontiers of Science fellow, and invited to participate in the Kavli Foundation's Frontiers of Science symposium.

* John Doebley awarded Mendel Medal.

* Chris Hittinger selected to receive Alfred Toepfer Faculty Fellow Award.

* Nicole Perna awarded an Educational Innovation Grant for an online "Teaching Evolution" course for high-school teachers.

Honor the Life and Accomplishments of Professor Jim Crow with a Donation to The Crow Professorship

Over the next year, The Laboratory of Genetics will honor Professor Jim Crow in anticipation of what would have been his 100th birthday. A birthday celebration will take place in Fall 2016 in the form of a symposium and dinner.  In preparation for the fall celebration, the department is focused on reaching a $1 million goal to have a professorship in Prof. Crow’s honor. If the Crow Professorship fund reaches $50,000 in gifts and pledges by June 8, the new gifts and pledges will be matched dollar for dollar. 

 Click here to read the full article and make a donation to The Crow Professorship. 

 

Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Laboratory of Genetics.  The Laboratory of Genetics is comprised of two sister departments that function as one.  The Department of Genetics in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences was founded in 1910 and is the oldest genetics department in the country.  The Department of Medical Genetics, which recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, is housed within the School of Medicine and Public Health.  Our mission is to address fundamental problems in genetics as they relate to medicine, agriculture, and basic knowledge of biology. 

The Laboratory of Genetics is also home to the Genetics Training Program, with over 80 faculty trainers from diverse departments on campus that together provide graduate students diverse opportunities in modern genetics research.  Please visit our pages to find out more about us.

John Doebley
Chair, Laboratory of Genetics




 

  • Bucky Badger meets Blastobotrys buckinghamii a new species of yeast discovered by Hittinger Lab and named for him.  Photo by Isaac Knoflicek

    Bucky Badger meets Blastobotrys buckinghamii a new species of yeast discovered by Hittinger Lab and named for him. Photo by Isaac Knoflicek

  • A school of young Zebra Fish from Pelegri Lab

    A school of young Zebra Fish from Pelegri Lab, photo by Isaac Knoflicek

  • A robotic camera tracks the growth of plants for Masson Lab

    A robotic camera tracks the growth of plants for Masson Lab, photo by Isaac Knoflicek

  • Undergraduate Alice Krist helps youngsters use a microscope to look at zebra fish embryos.

    Undergraduate Alice Krist helps youngsters use a microscope to look at zebra fish embryos, photo by Jeff Miller

  • Shiguo Zhou (left) and David C. Schwartz look at the path that blue laser light follows

    Shiguo Zhou (left) and David C. Schwartz look at the path that blue laser light follows, photo by Jeff Miller

  • Fruit Fly Research

    UW-Madison researchers say fine control of genome editing in fruit flies promises to provide new insights into embryonic development, nervous system function, and the understanding of human disease. Photo by Jeff Miller.

  • Genetics Entrance Artwork

    Genetics Entrance Artwork, photo by Bryce Richter

  • Mice

    Three-week-old house mice in an animal cage in the research lab of Bret Payseur, photo by Jeff Miller

  • Gasch Meeting

    Gasch Meeting, photo Jeff Miller

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