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

Genetics Faculty

Faculty

Qiang Chang

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

John Doebley

Genetics and Medical Genetics
Quantitative genetics of maize-teosinte evolution

Audrey Gasch

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

Chris Todd Hittinger

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

Akihiro Ikeda

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

Allen Laughon

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

Laurence Loewe

Medical Genetics
Simulation of molecular and evolutionary processes and programming language architecture for evolutionary systems biology.

Patrick Masson

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

Bret Payseur

Genetics and Medical Genetics
Speciation, Evolution of Extreme Phenotypes, Recombination

Francisco Pelegri

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

Nicole Perna

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

John Pool

Genetics
Population genomics and the genetic basis of adaptive evolution

Tomas Prolla

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

David Schwartz

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

Ahna Skop

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

David Wassarman

Medical Genetics
Mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration

Jerry Yin

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

Xuehua Zhong

Genetics
Mechanisms and roles of epigenetic modifications underpinning various biological processes