Faculty researching disease biology

  • Caroline Alexander

    Alexander, Caroline

    alexander@oncology.wisc.edu
    608-265-5182
    819a McArdle Lab

    Oncology

    Analysis of breast development, signaling and disease

  • Reid Alisch

    Alisch, Reid

    alisch@wisc.edu
    (608) 262-8430
    6001 Research Park Blvd.

    Psychiatry

    The role of epigenetics in human health and disease processes, particularly in relation to the origins of mental illness.

  • Alan Attie

    Attie, Alan

    attie@biochem.wisc.edu
    608-262-1372
    534A Biochemistry Addn

    Biochemistry

    Genetics of type 2 diabetes and related metabolic diseases.

  • Anjon Audhya

    Audhya, Anjon

    audhya@wisc.edu
    608-262-3761
    5214A Biochemical Sciences Bldg

    Biomolecular Chemistry

    Regulation of vesicle biogenesis and membrane transport during development

  • Andrew Bent

    Bent, Andrew

    afbent@wisc.edu
    608-265-3034
    886 Russell Labs

    Plant Pathology

    Disease resistance and defense signal transduction in plants 

  • Barak BLum

    Blum, Barak

    bblum4@wisc.edu
    (608) 265-5211
    1111 Highland Ave (WIMR II), Room 4551

    Cell and Regenerative Biology (CRB)

    Regulation of terminal differentiation and functional maturation of stem and progenitor cells, regenerative biology of the endocrine pancreas, genetics of type-1 and type-2 diabetes

  • David Brow

    Brow, David

    dabrow@wisc.edu
    608-262-1475
    4204B Biochemical Sciences

    Biomolecular Chemistry

    Molecular mechanisms of transcription termination and pre-mRNA splicing in yeast.

  • Qiang Chang

    Chang, Qiang

    qchang@waisman.wisc.edu
    608-262-9416
    657 Waisman Center

    Medical Genetics and Neurology

    DNA methylation-dependent epigenetic regulation of brain functions

  • Chang Hao

    Chang, Hao

    hchang@dermatology.wisc.edu
    MSC, Room 417

    Planar cell polarity in mammalian skin development and cancer

  • Nansi Colley

    Colley, Nansi

    njcolley@wisc.edu
    608-265-5398
    K6/460 Clinical Sciences

    Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical Genetics

    We study signaling and protein trafficking in the Drosophila eye and use Drosophila as a model to identify novel loci in human blinding diseases.

  • Lara Collier

    Collier, Lara

    lcollier@wisc.edu
    608-890-2149
    4117 Rennebohm Hall

    Pharmacy

    We use genetic and pharmacological approaches in mouse models to study disease etiology and treatment.

  • Elizabeth Craig

    Craig, Elizabeth

    ecraig@wisc.edu
    608-263-7105
    441E Biochemistry Addition

    Biochemistry

    Protein folding in the cell — the function of molecular chaperones in facilitating protein folding, remodeling of protein:protein complexes and protein translocation across membranes

  • Feyza Engin

    Engin, Feyza

    fengin@wisc.edu
    (608) 262-8667
    6260B Biochemical Sciences Building

    Biomolecular Chemistry

    Diabetes and metabolic disorders, organelle dysfunction, stress responses, beta cell biology.

  • Marcin Filutowicz

    Filutowicz, Marcin

    msfiluto@wisc.edu
    608-262-6947
    6305 Microbial Sciences Building

    Bacteriology

    Regulation of DNA replication and transcription 

  • Barry Ganetzky

    Ganetzky, Barry

    ganetzky@wisc.edu
    608-263-2404
    4120 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics and Medical Genetics

    Discovery and characterization of genetic and molecular mechanisms that underlie synaptic growth, maintenance, and repair.

  • Michael Gould

    Gould, Michael

    gould@oncology.wisc.edu
    608-263-6615
    506c McArdle

    Oncology

    Oncogenes and suppressor genes in mammary carcinogenesis

  • Daniel Greenspan

    Greenspan, Daniel S.

    dsgreens@wisc.edu
    608-262-4676
    Room 4503 WIMRII, 1111 Highland Ave.

    Cell and Regenerative Biology

     Genes important to vertebrate development and human disease

  • Anne Griep

    Griep, Anne

    aegriep@wisc.edu
    608-262-8988
    353 Bardeen Labs

    Anatomy

    My laboratory's focus is development and disorders of the visual system using the mouse as the model system.

  • Colleen Hayes

    Hayes, Colleen

    hayes@biochem.wisc.edu
    608-263-6387
    5507 Biochemistry

    Biochemistry and Medical Microbiology

    Genetic and biochemical studies of peripheral B lymphocyte development 

  • Aaron Hoskins

    Hoskins, Aaron

    ahoskins@wisc.edu
    (608) 890-3101
    2214 Biochemical Sciences Building

    Biochemistry

    RNA splicing, gene expression, fluorescence microscopy, RNA/protein complexes, molecular mechanism, gene regulation, yeast genetics and biology

  • Zhen Huang

    Huang, Zhen

    z.huang@neurology.wisc.edu
    608-263-2469
    1111 Highland Avenue, 5453 WIMR II

    Neurology and Nueroscienc

    Neural stem cell regulation of brain vessel development
    Neuron and glial cell fate specification
    Cortical neuron migration, layer formation, and neuronal differentiation
    Heterotrimeric G protein signaling
    Germinal matrix hemorrhage
    Neuronal migration disorders 

  • Anna Huttenlocher Headshot

    Huttenlocher, Anna

    huttenlocher@wisc.edu
    (608) 265-4642
    4205 Microbial Sciences Building

    Pediatrics

    Cell migration
    Wound repair
    Inflammation

  • Akihiro Ikeda

    Ikeda, Akihiro

    aikeda@wisc.edu
    608-262-5477
    5322 Genetics/Biotech

    Medical Genetics

    Our laboratory aims to identify genes involved in aging, cell proliferation and neovascularization using mouse genetics as a tool.

  • Nancy Keller

    Keller, Nancy

    npkeller@wisc.edu
    608-262-9795
    3476 Microbial Sciences Building

    Bacteriology and Medical Microbiology and Immunology

    Keller lab explores genetic regulation of virulence and natural product synthesis by fungi.. 

  • Judith Kimble

    Kimble, Judith

    jekimble@wisc.edu
    608-262-6188
    341E Biochemistry Laboratories

    Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics

    Molecular regulation of germline self-renewal and differentiation in C. elegans

  • Peter Lewis Photo

    Lewis, Peter

    plewis@discovery.wisc.edu
    608- 316-4388
    2174 Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

    Biomolecular Chemistry

    Epigenetic Mechanisms in Development and Cancer

  • Paul Marker

    Marker, Paul

    marker@wisc.edu
    608-890-2150
    4111 Rennebohm Hall

    Pharmacy

    My laboratory investigates prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and normal prostate biology using mouse genetics and human patient samples.

  • Amy Moser

    Moser, Amy

    armoser@wisc.edu
    608-265-6520
    K4 Bx5666 Clinical Sciences

    Human Oncology

    The role of modifier genes in mammary and colon cancer development

  • Phil Newmark

    Newmark, Phil

    pnewmark@morgridge.org
    (608) 316-4105
    Morgridge Institute for Research, 3266

    Zoology

    Germ cell development and regeneration in planarians; developmental biology of parasitic flatworms

  • Nicole Perna

    Perna, Nicole

    ntperna@wisc.edu
    608-890-0171
    4434 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics

    We focus on systems-scale evolutionary genomics of agriculturally, biomedically and industrially significant bacteria.

  • David Schwartz

    Schwartz, David

    dcschwartz@wisc.edu
    608-265-0546
    5434 Genetics/Biotech

    Chemistry and Genetics

    Scalable discovery of human and cancer structural variation through invention and applications of single molecule systems.

  • Paul Sondel

    Sondel, Paul

    pmsondel@humonc.wisc.edu
    608-263-9069
    K4/446 Clinical Science Center

    Pediatrics, Human Oncology and Medical Genetics

    We are investigating ways that antibody recognition of cancer cells can be utilized therapeutically as a means to facilitate cancer destruction in mice and in patients by cells of the immune system.

  • Xin Sun

    Sun, Xin

    xsun@wisc.edu
    608-265-5405
    5264 Genetics/Biotech

    Medical Genetics

    Genetics of Mammalian Development and Disease

  • Michael Taylor

    Taylor, Michael

    michael.taylor@wisc.edu
    777 Highland Ave.

    School of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences Division

    Genetic dissection of blood-brain barrier development

  • Wassarman

    Wassarman, David

    dawassarman@wisc.edu
    608-262-6648
    4262 Genetics and Biotechnology Center

    Medical Genetics

    Mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration

  • Jill Wildonger

    Wildonger, Jill

    wildonger@wisc.edu
    608-890-4619
    2204 Biochemical Sciences Building

    Biochemistry

    How neuronal structure and function is shaped by the microtubule cytoskeleton and polarized transport

  • Jerry Yin

    Yin, Jerry

    jcyin@wisc.edu
    608-262-5014
    3434 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics and Neurology

    We study how the cAMP/PKA/dCREB2 signaling pathway is involved in neuronal function (sleep and memory formation) and dysfunction (neurodegenerative diseases and developmental disabilities).

  • Terri Young

    Young, Terri L.

    tyoung6@wisc.edu
    2828 Marshall Court, Suite 200, Madison WI 53705

    Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

    Ophthalmic genetics, refractive error genetics, and pediatric ophthalmology clinical studies

  • Jing Zhang

    Zhang, Jing

    Zhang@oncology.wisc.edu
    608-263-1147
    417A McArdle Laboratory

    Oncology

    We use genetically engineered mouse models to study normal and mutant hematopoietic stem cell functions.