Faculty studying gene expression

  • 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.

  • Richard Amasino

    Amasino, Richard

    amasino@biochem.wisc.edu
    608-262-4704
    215B Biochemistry Addn

    Biochemistry

    We study how the environmental cues that result from seasonal change are perceived and then transduced into developmental changes such as the transition to flowering.

  • Philip Anderson

    Anderson, Philip

    andersn@wisc.edu
    608-263-8429
    4302A Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics

    Molecular genetics of C. elegans 

  • Jean-Michel Ane

    Ané, Jean-Michel

    jeanmichel.ane@wisc.edu
    608-262-6457
    348 Horticulture-Moore Hall-Plant Sciences

    Bacteriology/Agronomy

    Our lab studies symbiotic associations between plants and microbes (bacteria and fungi) using genetic, molecular, and biochemical approaches.

  • Aseem Ansari

    Ansari, Aseem

    ansari@biochem.wisc.edu
    608-265-4690
    415C Biochemistry Additition

    Biochemistry

    Studying the regulation of gene expression at the interface of chemistry, biology and genomics 

  • Alan Attie

    Attie, Alan

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

    Biochemistry

    Genetics of type 2 diabetes and related metabolic diseases.

  • Arash Bashirullah

    Bashirullah, Arash

    bashirullah@wisc.edu
    608-890-1851
    5123 Rennebohm Hall

    Pharmacy

    Regulation of tissue remodeling during post-embryonic 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

  • Grace Boekhoff-Falk

    Boekhoff-Falk, Grace

    boekhofffalk@wisc.edu
    608-262-1609
    264 Bardeen

    Anatomy

    Developmental Biology, Gene Expression, Hormones, Growth and Differentiation factors, and signal transduction

  • 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.

  • Michael Culbertson

    Culbertson, Michael

    mrculber@wisc.edu
    608-262-5388
    435B Bock Labs

    Genetics and Molecular Biology

    Transcriptional and post-transcriptional control of gene expression in yeast

  • Timothy Donohue

    Donohue, Timothy

    tdonohue@bact.wisc.edu
    608-262-4663; 608-265-5224
    5166 Wisconsin Energy Institute

    Bacteriology

    Our laboratory analyzes pathways and networks that microbes use to grow, generate biomass, or produce alternative fuels from sunlight or other renewable sources of energy.

  • David Eide

    Eide, David

    eide@nutrisci.wisc.edu
    608-263-1613
    340B Nutritional Sciences

    Nutritional Science

    We study mechanisms cells and organisms use to survive and thrive under nutrient-deficient conditions

  • William Engels

    Engels, William

    wrengels@wisc.edu
    608-263-2213
    4106 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics and Medical Genetics

    Transposons/DNA repair 

  • 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 

  • Catherine Fox

    Fox, Catherine

    cfox@wisc.edu
    608-262-9370
    5204C Biochemical Sciences Bldg

    Biomolecular Chemistry

    Mechanisms required for genome duplication and stability in eukaryotic organisms

  • Audrey Gasch

    Gasch, Audrey

    agasch@wisc.edu
    608-265-0859
    3426 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics

    Elucidating the role, regulation, and evolution of eukaryotic stress responses.

  • Michael Gould

    Gould, Michael

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

    Oncology

    Oncogenes and suppressor genes in mammary carcinogenesis

  • Richard Gourse

    Gourse, Richard

    rgourse@bact.wisc.edu
    608-262-9813
    5470 Microbial Sciences Building

    Bacteriology

    We study the control of gene expression and the structure of the bacterial choromosome.

  • 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

  • Melissa Harrison

    Harrison, Melissa

    mharrison3@wisc.edu
    608-262-2382
    6204B Biochemical Sciences Building

    Biomolecular Chemistry

    We are studying embryonic development to understand the transcriptional mechanisms required to establish a totipotent state.

  • 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 

  • Chris Todd Hittinger

    Hittinger, Chris Todd

    cthittinger@wisc.edu
    4102 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics

    We study the evolution of the gene networks that regulate yeast carbon metabolism, yeast biodiversity, and applications in the brewing and biofuel industries.

  • 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 

  • 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.

  • Jiming Jiang

    Jiang, Jiming

    jjiang1@wisc.edu
    608-262-1878
    409A Horticulture

    Horticulture

    Epigenetics and epigenomics on plant centromere function and plant gene expression

  • 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

  • Robert Landick

    Landick, Robert

    landick@bact.wisc.edu
    608-265-8475
    5441 Microbial Sciences Building

    Biochemistry

    RNA polymerase structure/function; regulation of RNA chain elongation 

  • Allen Laughon

    Laughon, Allen

    alaughon@wisc.edu
    608-262-2456
    3432 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics and Medical Genetics

    We study mechanisms by which Smad transcription factors and associated cofactors regulate transcription in response to TGFβ signaling.

  • 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.

  • Patrick Masson

    Masson, Patrick

    phmasson@wisc.edu
    608-265-2312
    3262 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics

    Genetics of Root Growth Behavior Using Arabidopsis thaliana as a Model System.

  • 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.

  • John Pool

    Pool, John

    jpool@wisc.edu
    608-265-1036
    2434 Genetics/Biotechnology

    Genetics

    Population genomics and the genetic basis of adaptive evolution

  • Tomas Prolla

    Prolla, Tomas

    taprolla@wisc.edu
    608-265-5204
    3430 Genetics/Biotech

    Genetics and Medical Genetics

    DNA repair, cancer and the aging process 

  • Sushmita Roy

    Roy, Sushmita

    sroy@biostat.wisc.edu
    608-316-4453
    3168 Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

    Biostatistics and Medical Informatics

    Machine learning methods to study the structure, function and evolution of regulatory networks and build predictive models.

  • 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.

  • Rupa Sridharan

    Sridharan, Rupa

    rsridharan@discovery.wisc.edu
    608-316-4422
    2118 Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

    Cell and Regenerative Biology

    Epigenetics
    Induced pluripotent stem cells

  • Xin Sun

    Sun, Xin

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

    Medical Genetics

    Genetics of Mammalian Development and Disease

  • Michael Sussman

    Sussman, Michael

    msussman@wisc.edu
    608-262-8608
    2320 Genetics/Biotech

    Biochemistry

    Signal transduction in eukaryotes, development of genomic technologies, plasma membrane receptors and ion transporters, Arabidopsis thaliana. 

  • Michael Taylor

    Taylor, Michael

    michael.taylor@wisc.edu
    777 Highland Ave.

    School of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences Division

    Genetic dissection of blood-brain barrier development

  • Jade Wang

    Wang, Jue D. (Jade)

    wang@bact.wisc.edu
    608-263-0307
    6478 Microbial Sciences Building

    Bacteriology

    Genome stability, DNA replication and stress response in Bacteria

  • Karen Wassarman

    Wassarman, Karen

    wassarman@bact.wisc.edu
    608-262-8106
    5550 Microbial Sciences Building

    Bacteriology

    Small RNA regulation of gene expression is critical for appropriate cellular response and survival of environmental stress.

  • Marvin Wickens

    Wickens, Marvin

    wickens@biochem.wisc.edu
    608-262-8007
    315B Biochemistry

    Biochemistry

    The molecular basis of RNA control: how it is accomplished, integrated and evolves, and how it is used during development and in the brain.

  • 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

  • Jae-hyuk Yu

    Yu, Jae-hyuk

    jyu1@wisc.edu
    608-262-4696
    3155 Microbial Sciences Building

    Bacteriology and Genetics

    Molecular genetics and genomics of spore formation and mycotoxin biosynthesis in filamentous fungi

  • Xinyu Zhao

    Zhao, Xinyu

    xzhao69@wisc.edu
    608-263-9906
    T513 Waisman Center

    Neuroscience

    Genetics and epigenetic regulation of neural stem cells and neuronal development

  • zhong

    Zhong, Xuehua

    xzhong28@wisc.edu
    608-316-4421
    Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, room 2114

    Genetics

    We are interested in understanding the fundamental mechanisms and biological roles of epigenetic modifications of DNA and histones underpinning various biological processes.