University of Wisconsin–Madison
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences | School of Medicine and Public Health

Development

Faculty studying development

Caroline Alexander

Oncology
Analysis of breast development, signaling and disease

Reid Alisch

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

Richard Amasino

Biochemsitry
Understanding how plants sense and respond to seasonal environmental changes

Jean-Michel Ane

Bacteriology/Agronomy
Symbiotic associations between plants and microbes (bacteria and fungi)

Anjon Audhya

Biomolecular Chemistry
Regulation of vesicle biogenesis and membrane transport during development

Arash Bashirullah

Pharmacy
Intercellular communication: uncovering mechanisms that coordinate the development of multicellular organisms

Seth Blair

Integrative Biology
Developmental genetics of patterning and cell signaling in Drosophila

Barak Blum

Cell and Regenerative Biology
Regenerative biology of the endocrine pancreas, genetics of type-1 and type-2 diabetes

Grace Boekhoff-Falk

Anatomy
Developmental biology, gene expression, hormones, growth and differentiation factors

Sean Carroll

Genetics, Molecular Biology
Genetic control of animal development and the evolution of morphological diversity

Hao Chang

Dermatology
Planar cell polarity in mammalian skin development and cancer

Qiang Chang

Medical Genetics and Neurology
DNA methylation-dependent epigenetic regulation of brain functions

Daniel S. Greenspan

Cell and Regenerative Biology
Genes important to vertebrate development and human disease

Anne Griep

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

Yevgenya Grinblat

Integrative Biology and Neuroscience
Pattern formation, neural development, zebrafish developmental genetics

Mary Halloran

Integrative Biology
Understanding mechanisms controlling development of the nervous system

Jeff Hardin

Integrative Biology
Using C. elegans to study cell movement and adhesion during embryonic development

Melissa Harrison

Biomolecular Chemistry
Studying embryonic development to understand the transcriptional mechanisms for a totipotent state

Zhen Huang

Neurology and Nueroscience
Neuron and glial cell fate specification and differentiation, cortical neuron migration, migration disorders

Nancy Keller

Bacteriology and Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Exploring genetic regulation of virulence and natural product synthesis by fungi

Judith Kimble

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics
Molecular regulation of germ line self-renewal and differentiation in C. elegans

Allen Laughon

Genetics and Medical Genetics
Smad transcription factors and associated cofactors in response to TGF-beta signaling

Peter Lewis

Biomolecular Chemistry
Epigenetic Mechanisms in Development and Cancer

Paul Marker

Pharmacy
Prostate biology, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and cancer using mouse genetics and clinical samples

Patrick Masson

Genetics
Genetics of root growth behavior using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system.

Phil Newmark

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

Kate O'Connor-Giles

Genetics
Understanding the genes and molecular mechanisms that regulate synapse formation and plasticity

Francisco Pelegri

Genetics and Medical Genetics
Cellular and developmental mechanisms in the vertebrate egg-to-embryo transition, early cell fate specification

Ahna Skop

Genetics, Medical Genetics and Life Science Communications
Asymmetric cell division, cytokinesis, cell polarity & cell cycle genomics and proteomics

Rupa Sridharan

Cell and Regenerative Biology
Epigenetics and Induced pluripotent stem cells

Michael Taylor

School of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences Division
Genetic dissection of blood-brain barrier development

David Wassarman

Medical Genetics
Mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration

Jill Wildonger

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

Jae-hyuk Yu

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

Jing Zhang

Oncology
Using genetically engineered mouse models to study normal and mutant hematopoietic stem cell functions

Xinyu Zhao

Neuroscience
Genetics and epigenetic regulation of neural stem cells and neuronal development

Xuehua Zhong

Genetics
Mechanisms and roles of epigenetic modifications underpinning various biological processes