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

Gene Expression

Faculty studying gene expression

Alisch, Reid

Assistant Professor

alisch@wisc.edu

(608) 262-8430

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

Amasino, Richard

Professor

amasino@biochem.wisc.edu

608-262-4704

Biochemsitry
Understanding how plants sense and respond to seasonal environmental changes

Ane, Jean-Michel

Professor

jeanmichel.ane@wisc.edu

608-262-6457

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

Ansari, Aseem

Professor

ansari@biochem.wisc.edu

608-265-4690

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

Attie, Alan

Professor

attie@biochem.wisc.edu

608-262-1372

Biochemistry
Genetics of type 2 diabetes and related metabolic diseases

Bashirullah, Arash

Associate Professor

bashirullah@wisc.edu

608-890-1851

Pharmacy
Regulation of tissue remodeling during post-embryonic development

Bent, Andrew

Professor

afbent@wisc.edu

608-265-3034

Plant Pathology
Disease resistance and defense signal transduction in plants

Blum, Barak

Assistant Professor

bblum4@wisc.edu

608-265-5211

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

Boekhoff-Falk, Grace

Associate Professor

boekhofffalk@wisc.edu

608-262-1609

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

Brow, David

Professor

dabrow@wisc.edu

608-262-1475

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

Donohue, Timothy

Professor

tdonohue@bact.wisc.edu

608-262-4663; 608-265-5224

Bacteriology
Unlocking the secrets of microbes to benefit society

Dvinge, Heidi

dvinge@wisc.edu

Biomolecular Chemistry
Mechanisms of RNA splicing and splicing dysregulation in disease; downstream processing of RNA splice variants, including regulation of cellular localization and degradation; molecular function of protein isoforms of cancer-relevant genes

Eide, David

Professor

eide@nutrisci.wisc.edu

608-263-1613

Nutritional Science
How cells and organisms survive and thrive under nutrient-deficient conditions

Engels, William

Professor

wrengels@wisc.edu

608-263-2213

Genetics and Medical Genetics
Transposons/DNA repair

Engin, Feyza

Assistant Professor

fengin@wisc.edu

608-262-8667

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

Fox, Catherine

Professor

cfox@wisc.edu

608-262-9370

Biomolecular Chemistry
Mechanisms required for genome duplication and stability in eukaryotic organisms

Gasch, Audrey

Professor

agasch@wisc.edu

608-265-0859

Genetics and Medical Genetics
Elucidating the role, regulation, and evolution of eukaryotic stress responses

Gould, Michael

Professor

gould@oncology.wisc.edu

608-263-6615

Oncology
Oncogenes and suppressor genes in mammary carcinogenesis

Gourse, Richard

Professor

rgourse@bact.wisc.edu

608-262-9813

Bacteriology
Control of gene expression and the structure of the bacterial chromosome

Greenspan, Daniel S.

Professor

dsgreens@wisc.edu

608-262-4676

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

Harrison, Melissa

Assistant Professor

mharrison3@wisc.edu

608-262-2382

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

Hittinger, Chris Todd

Associate Professor

cthittinger@wisc.edu

Genetics
Evolution of carbon-responsive gene networks, yeast biodiversity, industrial brewing and biofuel applications

Hoskins, Aaron

Assistant Professor

ahoskins@wisc.edu

608-890-3101

Biochemistry
RNA splicing, gene expression, fluorescence microscopy, RNA/protein complexes

Huang, Zhen

Associate Professor

z.huang@neurology.wisc.edu

608-263-2469

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

Ikeda, Akihiro

Professor

aikeda@wisc.edu

608-262-5477

Medical Genetics
Identifying genes involved in aging, cell proliferation and neovascularization using mouse genetics

Keller, Nancy

Professor

npkeller@wisc.edu

608-262-9795

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

Kimble, Judith

Professor

jekimble@wisc.edu

608-262-6188

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

Landick, Robert

Professor

landick@bact.wisc.edu

608-265-8475

Biochemistry
RNA polymerase structure/function; regulation of RNA chain elongation

Laughon, Allen

Professor

alaughon@wisc.edu

608-262-2456

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

Marker, Paul

Associate Professor

marker@wisc.edu

608-890-2150

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

Masson, Patrick

Professor

phmasson@wisc.edu

608-265-2312

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

Perna, Nicole

Professor

ntperna@wisc.edu

608-890-0171

Genetics
Systems-scale evolutionary genomics of agriculturally, biomedically and industrially significant bacteria

Pool, John

Associate Professor

jpool@wisc.edu

608-265-1036

Genetics
Population genomics and the genetic basis of adaptive evolution

Prolla, Tomas

Professor

taprolla@wisc.edu

608-265-5204

Genetics and Medical Genetics
DNA repair, cancer and the aging process

Roy, Sushmita

Assistant Professor

sroy@biostat.wisc.edu

608-316-4453

Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Machine learning methods; the structure, function and evolution of regulatory networks; predictive models

Schwartz, David

Professor

dcschwartz@wisc.edu

608-265-0546

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

Sridharan, Rupa

Assistant Professor

rsridharan@discovery.wisc.edu

608-316-4422

Cell and Regenerative Biology
Epigenetics and Induced pluripotent stem cells

Sussman, Michael

Professor

msussman@wisc.edu

608-262-8608

Biochemistry
Signal transduction and plasma membrane receptors in Arabidopsis thaliana, genomic technologies

Taylor, Michael

Assistant Professor

michael.taylor@wisc.edu

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

Wang, Jue D. (Jade)

Associate Professor

wang@bact.wisc.edu

608-263-0307

Bacteriology
Genome stability, DNA replication and stress response in bacteria

Wickens, Marvin

Professor

wickens@biochem.wisc.edu

608-262-8007

Biochemistry
The molecular basis of RNA control: how it is accomplished, integrated and evolves

Yin, Jerry

Professor

jcyin@wisc.edu

608-262-5014

Genetics and Neurology
cAMP/PKA/dCREB2 signaling in sleep, memory formation, neurodegenerative diseases, developmental disabilities

Young, Terri L.

Professor

tyoung6@wisc.edu

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Ophthalmic genetics, refractive error genetics, and pediatric ophthalmology clinical studies

Yu, Jae-hyuk

Professor

jyu1@wisc.edu

608-262-4696

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

Zhao, Xinyu

Associate Professor

xzhao69@wisc.edu

608-263-9906

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

Zhong, Xuehua

Assistant Professor

xzhong28@wisc.edu

608-316-4421

Genetics
Mechanisms and roles of epigenetic modifications underpinning various biological processes